November 18, 2013
HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider and private sector employer, has named Denise K. Miller, MD, board-certified Emergency Physician, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Miller joins the leadership team of the award-winning, full-service, acute-care facility that is part of HCA Midwest Health System and a healthcare leader in Johnson County.
Dr. Miller has been a member of Menorah Medical Center’s medical staff since 2000. The renowned medical staff includes more than 600 physicians covering the spectrum of specialties and offers compassionate care and advanced technology for patients.
“I am honored to fill such an important position at Menorah Medical Center,” says Dr. Miller. “I have served at this exemplary hospital for more than 13 years and live in this vibrant community. I can think of no better way to continue to provide high-quality healthcare to Johnson County and to collaborate with my colleagues, a truly accomplished group of physicians and specialists.”
Dr. Miller first joined Menorah Medical Center in 2000. She served in various leadership capacities, including Menorah Medical Staff President in 2011; Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine from 2006 – present; Member of Physicians Advisory Council from 2008 to 2013; Performance Improvement Steering Committee 2011 – present; and Bylaws Committee 2011 – present. She has also co-chaired the Patient Safety and Risk Management Committee of EPIC (Emergency Physicians Insurance Company). In addition, Dr. Miller serves on the Kansas State EMS Board and the Johnson County EMS Physician Advisory Board. Dr. Miller will also continue her role as EmCare Regional Medical Director for Kansas.
Steven D. Wilkinson, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Menorah Medical Center, notes that Dr. Miller’s decades of experience in emergency medicine and proven, results-oriented leadership will continue to enhance Menorah Medical Center’s ability to deliver quality patient care through complex challenges.
“We are very fortunate to have Denise Miller in our organization as we expand the services we provide to the community,” says Wilkinson. “Her energy and passion for and commitment to operational excellence will help reinforce and drive the continued growth Menorah Medical Center has experienced in high-quality, coordinated patient care. She is a tremendous resource to not only our organization, but also the community we serve and the exceptional patient experience we provide.”
M.L. Lagarde, President, HCA Midwest Health System, says Dr. Miller’s wealth of experience and commitment to excellent patient care emulates HCA Midwest Health System’s mission. “Our hospitals are dedicated to providing every patient with the highest level of care in an environment where people, compassion, community and integrity are valued,” says Lagarde. “Dr. Miller enhances what Menorah Medical Center offers to patients and their families.”
“Dr. Miller has tremendous capabilities in bringing together the excellent services that continue to transform the high-quality care Menorah Medical Center offers to the community,” says Darryl Nelson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, HCA Midwest Health System. “She has a distinguished and accomplished history of service to Menorah and the community, and her leadership experience will benefit the physicians, staff and most importantly, our patients.”