Independence, MO  — Centerpoint Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider—has named Ronnie Thompson as chief financial officer. Thompson served as Centerpoint Medical Center’s controller from 2012-2015 before being named chief financial officer at Belton Regional Medical Center, also part of HCA Midwest Health

Thompson will oversee all financial management aspects for Centerpoint Medical Center, including accounting, materials management, staffing, case management and information technology initiatives relating to patient access and medical records.

An experienced financial and business leader with nearly 25 years in the healthcare industry, Thompson has spent much of his career with HCA Midwest facilities. During his most recent position, he was instrumental in helping Belton Regional Medical Center secure funding for an ICU expansion and partnered for the first CareNow Urgent Care in Belton.

“Ronnie is a proven financial professional who will add tremendous value to our hospital,” says Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bret Kolman, FACHE. “His breadth of experience and expertise are assets as we continue to drive the hospital’s high-quality excellence in safe and compassionate patient care and physician engagement. Ronnie joins us at a time when we are on a growth trajectory to meet the increasing healthcare demands of the communities we serve.”

“I look forward to working with the dynamic and collaborative Centerpoint Medical Center family and advancing the tradition of solid financial stewardship and serving patients and their families,” Thompson says. “I have a strong personal and professional commitment to community-based healthcare and value the opportunity to join one of Eastern Jackson County’s most highly-regarded hospitals.”

Thompson earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from DeVry University in Kansas City.