HCA Healthcare
April 10, 2023


Source: Kansas City Business Journal
Author: Ellen Cagle
Date: April 10, 2023

Texas hospital leader Dr.Paul Hancock will be the new CEO of Kansas City's Research Medical Center.

A board-certified oncologist, Hancock most recently was chief medical officer for Methodist Healthcare, an eight-hospital joint venture in San Antonio, according to a release. The joint venture is between Methodist Healthcare Ministries and HCA Healthcare.

Before that, Hancock was chief medical officer for Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CEO of Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo, Texas, and vice president of Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System, also in Amarillo.

“Paul has a proven track record of cultivating relationships among leaders, physicians, nurses and support teams, and he’s passionate about engaging the medical staff to help enhance patient care," HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman

Research Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health. HCA Midwest is the Kansas City area's second-biggest private-sector employer. Research Medical is the health system's largest hospital and the region's fourth-largest by admissions.

“The hospital has a tremendous reputation for care, and I look forward to working with the physicians, nurses and colleagues responsible for building that reputation," Hancock said in the release.

In March, Research College of Nursing and HCA Midwest said they plan to construct a 78,000-square-foot building to increase the school's enrollment capacity. HCA Midwest said it would invest $34.5 million in the project, which will be built adjacent to Research Medical Center.