Skip to Content
HCA Midwest Health

HCA Midwest Health names Kirk McCarty, RN, CEO of Menorah Medical Center

As a homecoming for McCarty, he spent 12 years at Research Medical Center before relocating to Colorado.

June 19, 2024
Kirk McCarty

Overland Park, KS  Today, HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City's largest healthcare provider, announced that Kirk McCarty, RN, has been appointed CEO of Menorah Medical Center, effective June 1. An experienced senior leader with a proven track record of developing strong relationships with leaders, physicians and colleagues, McCarty brings broad expertise in driving quality, patient care, growth and financial performance results.

McCarty rejoins HCA Midwest Health from Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., part of HCA Healthcare, where he has served as CEO for the past four years and as the facility’s chief operating officer for the six years before that.

While leading Sky Ridge Medical Center, McCarty oversaw the growth of the hospital’s surgical program. During his tenure, the hospital launched its Center for Robotic Surgery and the International Center for Hip Preservation, advancing Sky Ridge as a destination surgical hospital in the region. Additionally, two departments were selected as the first and second top-rated Surgical Services Units of Distinction in all of HCA Healthcare. Under McCarty’s leadership, Sky Ridge earned numerous quality awards—including being named among Healthgrades’ Top 100 Hospitals nationwide. During his time there, Sky Ridge successfully increased colleague engagement scores and overall physician engagement scores, which now rank among the top percentile in HCA Healthcare. 

“Kirk’s passion lies in developing high-functioning people and teams who lead change,” said HCA Midwest Health President Keith Zimmerman. “His stellar track record for physician relations and service line growth will help Menorah Medical Center strengthen its partnerships with local providers and the communities it serves and propel the hospital into its next growth phase.” 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to return to Kansas City and join Menorah Medical Center to work with its extraordinarily talented team of dedicated and inspiring physicians, nurses and employees,” McCarty said. “I look forward to continue driving the hospital’s innovation, patient satisfaction and employee engagement and to offer residents of the communities we serve the high-quality, compassionate, accessible and technologically advanced healthcare they have come to expect from Menorah Medical Center.” 

McCarty earned his bachelor’s in nursing from Truman State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the Research College of Nursing. He is also a graduate of HCA Healthcare’s Chief Nursing Development Program. 

 

Marketing Contact for Press Releases

Chris Hamele

Published:
June 19, 2024
Location:
Menorah Medical Center

Related Newsroom Articles


HCA Midwest Health Hosts Annual Colleague Volunteer Initiative  

April 15, 2024
HCA Midwest Health partners with community who share a vision to positively impact the lives of residents and visitors across the region. Host a week of activities April 15-26, 2024.

HCA Midwest Health Hosts Annual Colleague Volunteer Initiative  

April 15, 2024
HCA Midwest Health partners with community who share a vision to positively impact the lives of residents and visitors across the region. Host a week of activities April 15-26, 2024.

HCA Midwest hospitals earn Healthgrades Patient Safety and Patient Experience Awards 

March 12, 2024
Hospitals were recognized with a record number of safety and patient experience achievements from Healthgrades.

Menorah Medical Center reunites three nurses who saved fellow KCI passenger's life 

February 23, 2024
The event will recount the dramatic moments following a medical call for urgent help and how CPR and AED shocks saved a man's life.