HCA Midwest Health Names Phil Buttell as CEO of Menorah Medical Center
07/01/2019 10:14 AM

HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider, has named Phil Buttell as chief executive officer of Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. Buttell, who has served as chief operating officer at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence since 2009, assumes responsibility of the full-service, acute care hospital at a critical time in its growth and state-of-the-art care offered to patients in the region with the Neuroscience and Orthopedic Center. Scheduled for completion in late 2020, the three-floor tower will feature 32 fully private inpatient rooms, add approximately 30 new jobs to the community and infuse millions of dollars into the local economy in terms of taxes paid by Menorah Medical Center.
During Buttell’s tenure at Centerpoint Medical Center, he played an instrumental role in the operations, growth and development of the 285-bed hospital and Level Two Trauma Center. Most notably, he led the successful development and construction of Centerpoint Medical Center’s expansion and a new free-standing Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, which has helped change the face of cancer care in Jackson County.  Prior to these significant achievements, Buttell was responsible for new technology enhancements and operational improvements. 
“Phil is the right choice to lead Menorah Medical Center into the future,” says M.L. Lagarde III, HCA Midwest Health president and chief executive officer. “He is deeply passionate about high-quality healthcare and collaborating with physicians and employees to ensure that care is delivered to patients during the most vulnerable times in their lives. It’s often said that someone is a ‘people person,’ but Phil has truly walked that talk during his career — a powerful, authentic connection that helps drive him to excellence in healthcare leadership.”
“The profound impact you make in healthcare inspires me every day,” Buttell says. “First, you witness how patients and their families are affected by compassionate, high-quality care and then you see how it changes employees to be on the frontlines of delivering that care. Working in partnership with some of the area’s most skilled physicians, by supporting them with state-of the-art technology and the tools to care for patients, is tremendously gratifying. At the end of the day, I reflect on this unique experience and opportunity to contribute to a community’s health and well-being.”
Prior to joining Centerpoint Medical Center, Buttell served as vice president of business development for Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. There he was responsible for strategic business planning, marketing, physician relations and community involvement, helping create direct-to-employer health programs and facilitating a joint venture partnership to enhance oncological services. Buttell has also worked at hospitals in Frisco, Texas, and Indio, California.
Buttell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rockhurst University, a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law.  He has made significant contributions to many community organizations, notably as one of HCA Midwest Health’s most passionate leaders with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Mid-America Chapter. 



About Menorah Medical Center

Menorah Medical Center (MMC)—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—is a full-service, acute-care hospital located on the corner of 119th and Nall in Overland Park and Leawood. The hospital serves the community’s healthcare needs by providing compassionate care and some of the most advanced treatment options available in the Kansas City area, including the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center. Menorah has a medical staff with more than 600 physicians covering the spectrum of specialties and offers exceptional experiences and extraordinary medicine for adults, newborns, children and teens. The Menorah culture of excellence fuels a commitment to meet and exceed the highest medical standards and to continually search for new and better ways to care for patients. Menorah Medical Center was the first hospital in Johnson County to be dual certified as an accredited chest pain center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and certified stroke care center by The Joint Commission. Menorah Medical Center’s Neuroscience Program is comprised of the best physicians in the region who also have access and relationships with seven hospitals and hundreds of specialists of HCA Midwest Health.  Menorah’s Bariatric Program is a leader in the region and is recognized as a Center of Excellence through The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). The program is also recognized by Aetna Institutes of Quality (IOQ) for consistently delivering evidence-based, quality care for weight loss surgery. The Commission on Cancer accredits Menorah Medical Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. The Breast Center at Menorah is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Menorah Medical Center is home to the da Vinci for colorectal, ear, nose and throat, head and neck, gynecology, urology and general surgeries. In addition, Menorah was the first in the region with the da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot, used for colorectal, gynecology and urology procedures. Menorah also features the area’s only CyberKnife, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. The Women’s Center at Menorah includes perinatology, obstetrics, neonatology, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urology and surgery in a boutique setting that gives our patients top quality personal care. Finally, the orthopedic program at Menorah features many of the area’s premier surgeons who perform complex bone and joint replacement and sports medicine procedures. For more information about Menorah Medical Center, visit


About HCA Midwest Health

HCA Midwest Health is the Kansas City areas leading healthcare provider consisting of seven hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest Health is one of the areas largest private sector employers with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health facilities serving the Kansas City area include Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Research Psychiatric Center.  Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.  Midwest Physicians currently represents 344 physicians, including 142 primary care providers and 197 specialists with 80 physician practices providing care in 146 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas.  For more information, visit

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