Kansas City, MO — Research Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare provider—has named Julie Filbeck, MSN, RN, as chief nursing officer. Filbeck will be a member of the Research Medical Center Executive Team, leading the hospital’s nursing staff and overall patient experience.

Filbeck has served in the interim chief nursing officer role since Deb Ohnoutka, BSN, MHA, retired from the position on February 22, while also fulfilling her responsibilities as vice president of nursing operations at HCA Midwest Health, Division. During the transition, Filbeck worked with Research Medical Center’s nursing leadership team to support nursing, quality, and patient experience-related strategies. A well-respected and collaborative nursing leader, Filbeck has more than 18 years of nursing experience, with 11 of those spent serving in leadership roles.

“I am thrilled that Julie will continue her excellence in supporting our nursing leadership team and our colleagues,” says Research Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Ashley McClellan, FACHE, MBA, MHA. “She has a demonstrated passion and track record for driving results in the patient experience and advancing the quality agenda to provide exceptional high-quality and compassionate patient care.”

“I am continually in awe of the life-saving and compassionate care the remarkable frontline caregivers deliver each and every day to our Research Medical Center patients,” says Filbeck.  “It’s deeply inspiring to work alongside these tireless nurse heroes and I look forward to continue building this esteemed and highly skilled workforce.”

Filbeck joined HCA Midwest Health in 2015 as director of critical care services at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. She served in this position for a year before assuming the assistant chief nursing officer at Centerpoint Medical Center where for the next four years she achieved success in improving the patient experience and quality outcomes, among others. In March 2020, Filbeck was appointed as HCA Midwest Health Division’s vice president of nursing operations, and supported key nursing initiatives for 11 HCA hospitals in Kansas, Missouri and Louisiana, including leadership and alignment for emergency and surgical services, patient experience, operational efficiency, quality and clinical excellence.

Prior to joining HCA Midwest Health, Filbeck held multiple positions for 12 years at a Kansas City-area hospital. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Graceland University in Independence, Missouri, and a Master of Science in nursing with an emphasis in healthcare administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.

Filbeck and her family live in the Northland area.  She’s a passionate Kansas City sports fan, community volunteer including breast cancer awareness and prevention.

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