June 27, 2019
Familiar and impactful healthcare leader in the Kansas City area, Buttell will guide Menorah Medical Center at an unprecedented time in hospital’s growth and investment in the community, patients, medical staff and employees as it prepares to build world-class Neuroscience and Orthopedic Center on its Johnson County campus.
Overland park, KS — HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider, has named Phil Buttell as chief executive officer of Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. Buttell, who has served as chief operating officer at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence since 2009, assumes responsibility of the full service, acute care hospital at a critical time in its growth and state-of-the-art care offered to patients in the region with the Neuroscience and Orthopedic Center. Scheduled for completion in late 2020, the three-floor tower will feature 32 fully private inpatient rooms, add approximately 30 new jobs to the community and infuse millions of dollars into the local economy in terms of taxes paid by Menorah Medical Center.
During Buttell’s tenure at Centerpoint Medical Center, he played an instrumental role in the operations, growth and development of the 285-bed hospital and Level Two Trauma Center. Most notably, he led the successful development and construction of Centerpoint Medical Center’s expansion and a new free-standing Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, which has helped change the face of cancer care in Jackson County. Prior to these significant achievements, Buttell was responsible for new technology enhancements and operational improvements.
“Phil is the right choice to lead Menorah Medical Center into the future,” says M.L. Lagarde III, HCA Midwest Health president and chief executive officer. “He is deeply passionate about high-quality healthcare and collaborating with physicians and employees to ensure that care is delivered to patients during the most vulnerable times in their lives. It’s often said that someone is a ‘people person,’ but Phil has truly walked that talk during his career — a powerful, authentic connection that helps drive him to excellence in healthcare leadership.”
“The profound impact you make in healthcare inspires me every day,” Buttell says. “First,you witness how patients and their families are affected by compassionate, high-quality care and then you see how it changes employees to be on the frontlines of delivering that care.Working in partnership with some of the area’s most skilled physicians, by supporting them with state-of the-art technology and the tools to care for patients, is tremendously gratifying.At the end of the day, I reflect on this unique experience and opportunity to contribute to a community’s health and well-being.”
Prior to joining Centerpoint Medical Center, Buttell served as vice president of business development for Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. There he was responsible for strategic business planning, marketing, physician relations and community involvement, helping create direct-to-employer health programs and facilitating a joint venture partnership to enhance oncological services. Buttell has also worked at hospitals in Frisco, Texas, and Indio, California.
Buttell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rockhurst University a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. He has made significant contributions to many community organizations, notably as one of HCA Midwest Health’s most passionate leaders with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Mid-America Chapter.