HCA Midwest Health
March 09, 2022

Overland Park, KS - HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City's leading healthcare provider, has named Jim Brown as vice president, Physician Services Group. Brown's primary scope of responsibility includes leadership, direction and management of quality, efficiency and patient/physician satisfaction for more than 600 providers, including more than 80 specialties providing patient-centered healthcare in more than 150 locations serving the Kansas City region. Brown assumed his new role earlier this year.

Brown brings more than 30 years of broad administrative experience managing healthcare facilities in acute, rehabilitation, sub-acute, psychiatric, outpatient, home health, and skilled nursing settings. During his career, Brown has been heavily involved in strategic affiliations with physicians, driving growth initiatives, contract negotiations, practice oversight, and financial management. He has been with HCA Healthcare for 25 years, serving in leadership positions at both the hospital and division levels.

During his 13-year tenure as Centerpoint Medical Center's chief financial officer, Brown was instrumental in the hospital's successful growth, helping oversee the expansion of multiple services, programs and operational processes. Brown helped expand Centerpoint's operating room and was integral in the addition of Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Centerpoint Medical Center, Cardiac Imaging Center and Endovascular Suite to the hospital's campus.

"Recognized as a dedicated leader among his peers and within HCA Healthcare, Jim's accomplishments reflect his passion for excellence and focus on innovation in clinical care and managing complex multidisciplinary services to elevate the patient experience and outcomes," says HCA Midwest Health President and Chief Executive Officer Mel Lagarde III. "Jim understands the value of trust, and strong partnerships between our health system and the medical community. We are confident that his forward-thinking solutions to healthcare challenges and new opportunities will continue to advance the exceptional, transformative patient care experience that helps define our organization."

"Jim has a reputation as a collaborative, vital leader by our provider community, which helped Centerpoint Medical Center grow into one of the region's most trusted hospitals," says Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bret Kolman, FACHE. "Throughout his tenured HCA Healthcare career, Jim's achievements, and dedication to community service, have made a positive, lasting impact on the health and well-being of our area."

"It's truly an honor to be a part of an incredible, compassionate group of physicians," Brown says. "I look forward to leading our exceptional family of providers and staff who continue to offer the region high-quality, accessible healthcare."

Brown earned his bachelor's degree in business administration-finance from the University of Missouri in Columbia and his master's degree in business administration from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.