Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Amber Boes, RN, MSN was recently named to the Women of Distinction Class 2019. Boes, a highly regarded nursing executive, was one of 22 women recognized this year and joins nearly 80 other community leaders in the prestigious circle of Women of Distinction. Centerpoint Medical Center, Eastern Jackson County’s only level two Trauma Center, is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.
“We’re extremely proud of Amber’s valuable community contributions, including her focus on high quality patient care and helping make Centerpoint Medical Center a wonderful place to work,” says Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bret Kolman. “Amber is a dynamic leader who empowers her colleagues to go above and beyond, is a compassionate listener and is always innovating and creating pathways of change.”
Among Boes’s many professional accomplishments are three that directly impact the frontlines of healthcare in Eastern Jackson County: reducing turnover in all nursing areas at Centerpoint Medical Center; partnering with community EMS to improve delivery of care; and educating the community about important health matters. Community contributions include “ride-alongs” with EMS; making quarterly visits to EMS partners to help improve and streamline care coordination; and being an active part of community and school education initiatives like Stop The Bleed to train people on what to do in case of a traumatic incident.
“Amber is mission-driven and has spent her entire career advocating and fostering excellence in nursing as a result of her passion for delivering high-quality, evidence-based care to patients,” says HCA Midwest Health Chief Nurse Executive Dr. Troy Trosclair, RN, DNS. “As a collaborative team leader who values the important partnership among physicians, other critical partners and nursing, she has improved nursing-sensitive metrics, including patient satisfaction, and is a proven leader, performing at the top of her field.”
Boes cites her mother and sister as “strong women who work hard for others and showed me how important a compassionate heart is — especially for those less fortunate — and that you can truly make a difference in this world.
“I applied their examples and mentorship to my chosen field of nursing. Everyday it’s a priority to unlock my employees’ potential and to consistently provide the best environment for patients to receive care, nurses to work and physicians to practice. It’s exciting to be part of a busy, growing hospital like Centerpoint Medical Center whose mission, above all else, is a commitment to the care and improvement of human life through a culture focused on Patient Centered Excellence.”
Boes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate wellness from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Science in executive nurse leadership from Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Kansas City Area Nurse Executives, the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.