August 12, 2020
Overland Park, KS — Menorah Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider — announced that Cindy K. Bergmeier, MBA, has been appointed chief operating officer. Bergmeier assumed her new role at one of Johnson County’s leading full-service, acute-care hospitals on August 1, 2020.
Bergmeier returns to Menorah Medical Center where from 2010-2015 she served as market manager with HCA Physician Services, among other roles, representing more than 500 doctors and healthcare providers in 80-plus specialties serving more than 150 locations including seven hospitals. Most recently, Bergmeier served as chief operating officer for Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, a 380-bed serving 14 parishes in central Louisiana. Among her many accomplishments, Bergmeier was instrumental in major growth initiatives, including completion of an 18-bed universal unit and a Cath Lab renovation. Additionally, she was key in facilitating funding and construction of a Hybrid Operating Room Suite.
An engaged, intuitive and passionate healthcare leader, Bergmeier has mentored participants in HCA’s Leadership Excellence Program and in the Mid-American Division’s Leadership Development Institute. During her tenure at Rapides Regional Medical Center, she helped lead the hospital’s ascent in employee engagement. Prior to her role at Rapides Regional Medical Center, Bergmeier served as Associate Chief Operating Officer at Tulane Health System in New Orleans, also part of HCA Healthcare, HCA Midwest Health’s parent company.
“Cindy’s depth and breadth of experience, from strategically increasing clinical services to facilities expansion, make her a perfect fit for Menorah Medical Center as we are poised for additional growth with the late 2020 completion of the Neuroscience and Orthopedic Center that will accommodate the community’s growing healthcare needs,” says Menorah Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer Phil Buttell. “A consummate and innovative healthcare professional, Cindy is known for driving improvement of high-quality care while fostering an environment of engagement and teamwork, which will positively impact our patients and families.”
“It’s an honor to be back in the Kansas City area and at Menorah Medical Center, known for its commitment to quality healthcare and the community,” Bergmeier says. “I look forward to working with Menorah Medical Center, continuing to build on its strong foundation, and with the staff, respected for impressive talent and dedication to patient care.”
Bergmeier is a graduate of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, and holds an MBA in Health Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. A 2018 graduate of HCA Healthcare’s HCA Executive Development Program, Bergmeier is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.