Lee's Summit, MO — The Kansas City Business Journal has named Lee's Summit Medical Center CEO, John McDonald, FACHE, one of its 2020 NextGen Leaders. This program honors 25 rising stars in Kansas City business each year. A panel of judges selects the 25 NextGen Leaders based on accomplishments, talents and drive.

“From the beginning of John’s career in healthcare, he has been passionate about leading a hospital that delivers the highest standards in patient care and safety, stating his goal of making Lee’s Summit Medical Center the safest hospital in the country, his first day as CEO,” says HCA Midwest Health President, Mel Lagarde. “In just a short time, John has accomplished the addition of new service lines, the completion of a new medical office building, overseen the renovation of a new, high-tech cath lab and brought advanced specialists to the Lee’s Summit Medical Center campus.”

John began his career with HCA Healthcare as Chief Operating Officer for Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2015. During his time at Corpus Christi Medical Center, John led the development and opening of several departments including a 12-bed bariatric unit, a cystoscopy room, a dialysis unit and an infusion center. His commitment to patient care and satisfaction was apparent when he oversaw actions to increase patient satisfaction at the Bay Area Campus of Corpus Christi Medical Center, significantly.

After gaining hospital leadership experience, John moved to Lee’s Summit and advanced into the role of Chief Executive Officer of HCA Midwest Health’s 80-bed hospital, Lee’s Summit Medical Center. John excels in leading his team to drive high performance with a large emphasis on quality and patient safety. He truly lives by HCA’s mission of dedication to the care and improvement of human life.