Jackie DeSouza, CEO of Research Medical Center has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review List of 500 People to Know in American healthcare.
DeSouza is a Lee’s Summit resident and former of CEO of Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
The prestigious list is comprised of physicians, hospital executives, policymakers, advocates and other leaders recognized for improving the healthcare industry for the patients and communities they serve.
Research and LSMC are each part of HCA Midwest Health System. Becker’s Hospital Review is a leading magazine for hospital business news and analysis for healthcare executives. DeSouza made history when she became the first woman and person of color to be appointed as CEO of the 127-year-old Research Medical Center in January.
“It is an honor and privilege to be included on this list of stellar, accomplished healthcare leaders,” DeSouza said. “My mission as CEO of one of Kansas City’s largest and most highly-regarded hospitals is to continue elevating our highly-skilled medical staff and dedicated employees in order to provide the best possible care to patients and the community.”