Menorah Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider — announced today that Angel Monroy, MSN, RN, APRN, has been named chief nursing officer. An accomplished nursing leader, Monroy returns to Menorah Medical Center with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of fostering a culture of colleague engagement, collaboration and retention. He will oversee all nursing operations for the facility.

Most recently serving as HCA Midwest Health’s vice president of nursing operations, Monroy previously served in several nursing leadership roles at Menorah Medical Center. His most recent role there was assistant chief nursing officer, in which he was instrumental in helping improve quality metrics and internal processes.

“Angel’s focus on our staff – both removing barriers in their practice and recognizing them for their hard, passionate dedication to their work – is his hallmark as an individual and a leader,” said Phil Buttell, Menorah Medical Center CEO. “I know Angel will excel as we continue our commitment at Menorah to providing the very best care to our patients and our community. I could not be more excited to welcome him back to the team.”

As HCA Midwest Health’s vice president of nursing operations, Monroy led all nursing operations across the health system, with a focus on emergency room performance improvement and patient experience, as well as reducing nursing turnover. Additionally, he helped strengthen the health system’s academic partnerships and increased nurse extern hires by almost 50%.

While at Menorah Medical Center, his accomplishments included improvements to staff engagement and retention and helping achieve Menorah Medical Center’s first “Units of Distinctions” honors, ranking them among the best in HCA Healthcare’s more than 180 hospitals nationwide. 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 top honors as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals™.

In addition, Monroy served as chair of Menorah Medical Center’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council.

“Angel’s unwavering commitment and strategic decision-making skills continue to help us accomplish our goals and enhance our high-quality, compassionate care,” said HCA Midwest Health Chief Nursing Executive Amber Boes, RN, MSN. “He continues to demonstrate a passion for nursing excellence, and I’m excited to see Angel’s accomplishments in this new role.”

Before joining HCA, Monroy spent nearly 15 years at different Kansas City-area healthcare facilities working in nursing or supervisory roles. He earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing, as well as a master’s degree in nursing, from Graceland University. He is currently working toward a Doctorate of Nursing with an anticipated completion date of 2024.

For more information about Menorah Medical Center, visit the HCA Midwest website.