Research Medical Center
December 14, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO — (Dec. 14, 2022) — Research Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider — announced today that Jessica Marin has been named as chief operating officer (COO). Marin brings diverse operational experience gained over more than a decade to her role. 

Marin most recently served as COO of Summerville Medical Center, part of HCA Healthcare’s Trident Health System, in Summerville, S.C. While there, Marin led several growth initiatives and oversaw three OR expansions and improved employee engagement for her team. Prior to that position, she served as vice president of operations for St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, where she oversaw various key service lines. Accomplishments from her time there include growing the cardiology service line.

Before joining St. David’s, Marin spent six years at Menorah Medical Center, also part of HCA Midwest Health, serving first as director of business development and then as administrative director of operations. Among her accomplishments were the establishment of the Robotics, Colorectal and Bariatrics Centers of Excellence programs. 

“Jessica is an experienced and trusted strategist and respected leader, and we are fortunate to welcome her expertise to the Research Medical Center family,” says Research Medical Center CEO Ashley McClellan, FACHE. “She has consistently proven her skills throughout her career at shaping essential initiatives and programs that will allow us to continue our dedication to delivering high quality, compassionate healthcare to patients, families and communities we serve.”

“It is an exciting and challenging time in healthcare, and I am honored to be back in Kansas City to work with my colleagues and advance our mission of the care and improvement of human life, above all else,” Marin says. “I am proud to bring my experience in healthcare operations to Research Medical Center and build on its commitment to quality, safety and service.”

In addition to Marin’s broad experience overseeing hospital operations, she brings 14 years’ experience in medical device sales and further knowledge of the healthcare industry. Marin earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Kansas and an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Avila University.