Overland Park, Kansas — HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City's leading healthcare provider and a part of HCA MidAmerica Division, has named Amber Boes, MSN, RN, as HCA MidAmerica Division's chief nursing executive (DCNE). As DCNE, Boes’s primary scope of responsibility will include nursing operations, nursing practices and retention, patient experience, nursing informatics and nursing education for 12 hospitals throughout Kansas City and Louisiana. She will also build on clinical excellence, including deploying and streamlining best practices to enhance nurse and physician collaboration. Boes will assume her new role on October 18.

Boes brings nearly 20 years of clinical and leadership experience to the DCNE position, all gained in various roles throughout HCA Midwest Health. Currently she serves as chief nursing officer at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri, and has served as CNO of Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and Associate CNO of Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gained valuable insight into operational efficiencies, cultural development, talent management, emergency preparedness and more.

“Throughout her HCA Healthcare career, Amber has achieved many noteworthy successes as a nursing leader, including industry-leading nurse retention efforts, improving engagement, developing innovative recruiting and professional development practices, and collaborating with clinical teams to implement improved patient experience initiatives,” says HCA Midwest Health President and Chief Executive Officer Mel Lagarde III. “A respected leader among her peers and within HCA Healthcare and the broader nursing community, Amber is passionate about mentoring and growing leaders, and we are confident that she will thrive as DCNE and look forward to her elevating the exceptional nursing care that is a hallmark of our organization.”

Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bret Kolman says of Boes, “Amber is a great leader of leaders. She has developed an incredibly loyal, hardworking and dedicated group of caregivers who have helped move the Centerpoint Medical Center brand and high quality of care to the next level.

“I am grateful to join the incredible HCA MidAmerica health leadership team and look forward to focusing on what has always been my passion in healthcare: nursing and a high-quality, compassionate patient experience,” Boes says. “It will be a privilege to work alongside the dedicated and talented HCA MidAmerica Health chief nursing officers, wonderful nurses and clinical teams at our 12 hospitals throughout Kansas City and Louisiana, further enhancing great places to work, receive care, and practice.”

Boes earned her bachelor’s degree in corporate wellness from Northwest Missouri State University and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University.