Menorah Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider — has named Katie Bruels, DNP, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer. Bruels, an exceptional and passionate leader whose dedicated efforts have earned her a reputation as an inspiring and effective nurse executive, joins the leadership team of the full-service, acute care hospital that is a premier healthcare destination serving the area.
Bruels has over 10 years of leadership experience and over 15 years of nursing experience, most recently serving as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Adult Patient Care Services at Medical City Healthcare in Dallas, Texas, a 799-bed acute-care facility that’s also part of HCA. Recipient of the coveted “Corporate Tommy Frist HCA Innovator Award” for Emergency Department Master View, at Sunrise Medical Center, HCA, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her career experience includes successful management of a Level II Trauma Center and Adult Emergency Department, Intensive Care Units, Women’s Services Departments, House Supervisors, Oncology Services, Rapid Response teams, Patient Flow Coordinators, Transport teams, among other important patient care departments. Known for being highly engaged, collaborative and transformational leader, Bruels has successfully formed partnerships among other HCA facilities to drive best practices and improvement in patient outcomes.
“Katie is highly accomplished in patient safety, quality and satisfaction,” says Menorah Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Charles Laird. “Her passion for collaboration and excellence in high-quality, compassionate patient care and engagement with physicians and nursing teams will further our strong foundation of those core values, ultimately helping better meet the community’s growing healthcare needs.”
“I’m very excited to be Chief Nursing Officer at Menorah Medical Center and continue the rich tradition the hospital has of providing extraordinary care to patients,” says Bruels, who joined Menorah in January. “The entire leadership team is dynamic, positive and extremely engaged and the quality of care we offer to the patients in our community is something I am extremely proud to be part of.”
Bruels earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus in Organizational Leadership from Graceland University in Independence, Missouri, and a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in leadership in healthcare systems from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She received an associate degree in nursing from Northwest Technical College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Originally from North Dakota, Bruels and her husband and two young sons relocated from the Dallas area to Johnson County.
For more information on Menorah Medical Center, visit https://menorahmedicalcenter.com.