Jani Johnson named CEO of Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City: 4 things to know

Jani L. Johnson, RN, has been appointed CEO of Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City (Mo.), effective July 27.

Here are four things to know about Ms. Johnson.

1. Ms. Johnson replaces Julie Quirin, who has assumed a new position as senior vice president of hospital operations with Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System.

2. Ms. Johnson's career with Saint Luke's Health System began in 1985 as a staff nurse at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, also in Kansas City, Mo. She was promoted to various management and senior director positions, and in 2002 became vice president of the cardiovascular service line for Saint Luke's Health System and the Heart Institute. In 2012, she was named president and CEO of Saint Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kan.

3. Ms. Johnson's accomplishments include overseeing the rapid growth of Saint Luke's South Hospital, as well as overseeing the successful launch of the new Mid America Heart Institute at Saint Luke’s Hospital in 2011, according to Ms. Quirin.

4. A search is underway to find a new CEO for Saint Luke's South Hospital. Until then, Ms. Quirin will oversee its operations.

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