July 29, 2022
OVERLAND PARK, KS — (July 28, 2022) — HCA Midwest Health has named Angel Monroy, MSN, RN, APRN, as vice president of nursing operations. He fills the position recently vacated by Suzanne Ford, RN, BA, BSN, MHA, who assumed the chief nursing officer position at Centerpoint Medical Center. Monroy will work closely with physician leadership to enhance safety and quality initiatives and best practices for Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider. He will also partner with other HCA Midwest Health leaders in IT, pharmacy, patient engagement and human resources to facilitate improvements in the nursing process and patient satisfaction.
Monroy has been in various nursing leadership roles at Menorah Medical Center for the past four years, most recently serving as the hospital’s assistant chief nursing officer where he was instrumental in helping to improve quality metrics and internal processes. Highlights of his accomplishments include staff engagement and retention, achieving Menorah Medical Center’s first unit of distinctions honors with its ICU ranking among HCA Healthcare’s top 10 ICUs, as well as the rehabilitation unit, and leading staffing optimization efforts to achieve Menorah Medical Center’s ranking 9th in HCA Healthcare for scheduling excellence. During Monroy’s tenure, Menorah Medical Center achieved three “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades from the independent national watchdog organization and several top distinctions from Healthgrades, including patient safety excellence, pulmonary care, and top honors as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals™, placing it in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country and an overall leader in clinical excellence.
In addition, Monroy was instrumental as chair of Menorah Medical Center’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council, increasing the hospital’s Vital Voices “sense of belonging” score by 4 percent. And under his leadership, colleague contributions to the Hope Fund Menorah Campaign doubled in a year.
“Angel’s unwavering commitment and strategic decision-making skills will help us accomplish our goals and continual enhancement of providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients and our community,” says HCA Midwest Health Chief Nursing Executive Amber Boes, RN, MSN. “His focus on staff development, removing barriers and recognition for their hard work and clinical skills is industry-leading and we are thrilled for this wonderful addition to our dynamic leadership team.”