Research Medical Center
February 20, 2017

Research Psychiatric Center (RPC)—a campus of Research Medical Center and Kansas City’s leading behavioral healthcare provider—announces a partnership with Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Mo., for its Bridges Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Research Psychiatric Center employees will manage the team to provide a new access point for behavioral health in a rural community. Psychiatrist Marcie Shea, M.D. of Research Psychiatric Center and Midwest Psychiatric Consultants, has been appointed as medical director of Bridges and RPC program director Cara Macaleer, along with other RPC employees, will manage the daily care for patients.

“This is an exciting opportunity to provide a critical pathway to ensure that residents in the Warrensburg area have access to behavioral healthcare in their own backyard, close to home,” says Research Psychiatric Center Chief Executive Officer Lisa J. St. Aubyn. “We recognize the challenges facing rural communities for comprehensive healthcare delivery and this partnership will allow Western Missouri Medical Center to provide more integrated and accessible care, including patient-focused clinical programs, to the community they serve.”

In addition, Kansas City Psychiatric Consultants joined the Research Psychiatric Center medical staff Feb. 1, 2017. Dr. Shahbazz Khan, M.D. serves as the facility’s medical director and is joined by his partners, Dr. Roma Manzoor, M.D. and Dr. Zafar Mahmood, M.D. Khan is well respected in the area of providing psychiatric care to trauma patients. All three psychiatrists have practiced in the Kansas City area for many years.

“We are continuing Research Psychiatric Center’s 30-year tradition of partnering with well-trained and experienced psychiatrists in Kansas City to bring the full spectrum of behavioral healthcare to the community,” St. Aubyn says. 

Research Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider. For more information on its spectrum of services, including Research Psychiatric Center, visit and