OVERLAND PARK, KS — HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s healthcare leader, today announced that Katie Bruels has assumed the role as chief operating officer (COO) of Menorah Medical Center. Bruels has served as chief nursing officer (CNO) at Menorah Medical Center since 2019.

During her tenure as CNO at Menorah Medical Center, Bruels led more than 600 nurses, focused on high-quality and compassionate patient care and helped sustain overall increased patient satisfaction. Prior to joining Menorah Medical Center, Bruels served as an Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) at Medical City Dallas in Dallas and as ACNO at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas.

“I am thrilled to have Katie, an exceptional leader, taking on a new role within Menorah Medical Center’s executive team,” said Menorah Medical Center CEO Phil Buttell. “Not only is she an accomplished nursing executive and clinician, but Katie is also passionate about our colleagues, our physician partners and, most importantly, to meet the growing healthcare demands of the community we serve. We are fortunate to add her deep expertise and experience in championing talented and innovative nursing organizations to the COO position, enabling us to deliver on our mission of the care and improvement of human life.”

“I am honored to continue serving this well-respected team of healthcare professionals,” Bruels said. “As COO, I look forward to applying the skills and experiences I have developed throughout my nursing career and my passion for innovative solutions to continue serving Menorah Medical Center in achieving the best for the patients, families and communities we serve."

Bruels received her RN and BSN from Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and MSN in Healthcare Systems from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. She has an associate degree in nursing from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, Minnesota, and holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in organizational leadership from Graceland University in Independence, Missouri.