Centerpoint Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—announces Amber Boes, RN, BSN, MSN, has been appointed as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Boes joins the leadership team of the award-winning, acute care 221-bed facility that is a Level II Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and will be home to the freestanding Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Centerpoint Medical Center that will open later this summer. Boes replaces Lynn Barrett, MSN, RN, NEA-BC who will retire as Centerpoint Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer the middle of June.

Boes has served as a nursing leader with HCA Midwest Health for 12 years.  The first eight years with HCA were in various positions at Research Medical Center and she served as Chief Nursing Officer at Lee’s Summit Medical Center for almost four years.  Boes has made a significant impact at Lee’s Summit Medical Center by improving quality of care and providing improved patient and guest experience.  

“Amber is accomplished in patient safety, quality and satisfaction,” says Centerpoint Medical Center Chief Executive Officer David Williams. “As a nursing professional, she has spent her entire career advocating and fostering excellence in nursing as a result of her passion for delivering high-quality, evidence-based care to patients.  As a collaborative team leader, she has helped improve patient satisfaction scores and is a proven leader, performing at the top of her field.”

“I look forward to helping Centerpoint Medical Center continue its mission in serving the community with top-quality, compassionate healthcare,” says Boes. “The hospital is growing and continually investing in this community to better meet the needs of patients and families with new technology and services such as the freestanding Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Centerpoint Medical Center that opens later this summer. It’s a very exciting time to be an integral part of this dynamic family of healthcare professionals.” 

Boes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate wellness from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Science in executive nurse leadership from Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Kansas City Area Nurse Executives, the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Boes’s passion is working with other leaders to unlock their potential and provide the best care environment for patients to receive care, nurses to work and physicians to practice.

Barrett started her nursing career in 1986 and has been with HCA Midwest Health since 1992. She has held various management and leadership roles, including at Research Medical Center from 1992 - 2002; Chief Nursing Officer at Lee’s Summit Medical Center from 2002 - 2008; and Chief Nursing Officer at Centerpoint Medical Center since 2008. 

“Lynn is the epitome of a committed and humble leader who has valued the success of her staff more than her own,” Williams says.  “During her time at Centerpoint, her strategic leadership has sustained an incredible quality agenda with many honors and achievements earned.”

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