Left to right: Chris Lang, CEO CRMC, Danny Carroll, MD, Kim Winkley, FNP-C, ARNP, James Queenan III, DO and Todd Krass, CEO BRMC

Todd Krass, chief executive officer of Belton Regional Medical Center, today announced the signing of a new partnership with Danny Carroll, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and owner of Bone & Joint Specialists, P.C. With the new partnership, Midwest Physicians will manage the newly formed Bone & Joint Specialty Group business.

Dr. Carroll, along with orthopaedic surgeon James F. Queenan III, DO, and orthopaedic nurse practioner Kim Winkley, FNP-C, ARNP, will begin seeing patients in their new suite on the second floor in Belton Regional Medical Center’s new medical office building on February 1. With the agreement, Midwest Physicians will help enhance and expand IT&S support including the implementation of electronic medical record technology and communications for the clinic.

As part of the agreement, Belton Regional Medical Center will collaborate with Cass Regional Medical Center to continue to offer advanced orthopedic services to patients in Cass County at both hospitals as well as in clinics, including the Bone & Joint Clinic in Harrisonville located in the Rock Haven Medical Mall.

“Bone and Joint Specialists, P.C. has been a valued partner with Belton Regional Medical Center, our medical staff, and patients providing comprehensive orthopedic services,” says Todd Krass, CEO of Belton Regional Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare network and private-sector employer. “We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, quality and effective healthcare. Bone and Joint Specialists has been a valued partner to Belton Regional Medical Center and was instrumental in assisting the hospital achieving its Orthopedic Center of Excellence for total knee and hip replacements by The Joint Commission.”

"We are excited about the opportunity for our two Cass County hospitals to work together with our orthopedic specialists to meet and advance services for area residents," says J. Christopher Lang, MHA, FACHE, Cass Regional's CEO. "Our partnership also provides a platform for other cooperative ventures to bring additional specialists to the region."

“We are pleased to include Bone & Joint Specialists in our practice mix and our expanding services to patients served locally in Belton and the surrounding area. Our commitment is to ensure the continued mission, culture and values that make this group of orthopedic specialists unique to their patients and the communities, in which they serve, “ says Loren Meyer, MD, Midwest Physicians president.

“The new partnership will allow me and my associates to provide excellent orthopedic care in the communities and hospitals we serve,” says Danny Carroll, MD, orthopedic surgeon. “Belton Regional Medical Center’s new surgery suites and updated technology will undoubtedly facilitate a new level of care within Cass and southern Jackson counties— this is something the community should be very proud to have.”

Belton Regional Medical Center was recently named as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on key quality measures for the second year in a row by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of healthcare organizations. The hospital’s recognition by The Joint Commission is for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for pneumonia and surgical care.