Overland Park, KS — Overland Park Regional Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City's leading healthcare provider — announced today that Cory Mead has assumed responsibilities as chief operating officer at the 351-bed acute-care hospital.

A native Midwesterner, Mead returns to the Kansas City area after serving as COO since 2017 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, also part of HCA Healthcare. During his tenure at Southern Hills, Mead directed day-to-day operations and was heavily involved in the hospital's growth, including significant projects like an ICU renovation and plans for an operating room renovation and expansion. He also drove strong program development in orthopedics, robotics and bariatric surgery, among others, and played a major role in employee engagement, quality and patient experience. Mead also served as Southern Hills Medical Center's ethics and compliance officer.

Prior to Southern Hills Medical Center, Mead served as associate chief operating officer at Reston Hospital Center in northern Virginia, a Level 2 Trauma Center that also features a Level III NICU and a strong women's services program. He began his HCA career in Kansas City in 2012 as administrative fellow and director of operations at Research Medical Center.

"Cory is an enthusiastic, effective and engaging healthcare leader whose business acumen and operational expertise are complemented by his genuine passion for exceptional service and high-quality healthcare," says Overland Park Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Matt Sogard, FACHE. "He will help lead our culture of operational excellence and efficiency, quality outcomes and engagement and is committed to delivering on our mission, making him the ideal person to assume the position of COO."

"I am honored to be appointed COO and look forward to working with the Overland Park Regional Medical Center leadership team, physicians and staff to build on the hospital's strong foundation," Mead says. "As one of the Kansas City area's leading hospitals, Overland Park Regional Medical Center excels in providing the community with outstanding services like neonatal care, cancer care, advanced mother and baby services, specialized pediatric care, heart care and orthopedic services, among others. By extending the hospital's legacy of innovation and leveraging strategic partnerships, and with our dedicated and talented team members, we will continue to provide the community with trusted healthcare as its demands increase."

Mead earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Master of Health Administration degrees from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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