May 22, 2021

Lee’s Summit Medical Center has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available at Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring a ranked list of all the winners along with the September 20 issue of MH.

Lee’s Summit Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider. Lee’s Summit Medical Center provides 24/7 emergency care, is a certified primary stroke center and earned a level II designation by Missouri’s Time Critical Diagnosis System for providing timely, definitive stroke and STEMI care for the best outcomes for survival and recovery. The hospital has more than 500 employees and 300 medical staff physicians who cover a variety of specialties, including orthopedics, cardiology, oncology, imaging, surgical care and more. Lee’s Summit Medical Center consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction with an unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality, compassionate healthcare through some of the most advanced technology and services available.

John McDonald

“It’s an honor to be selected as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare,” says Lee’s Summit Medical Center Chief Executive Officer John McDonald, FACHE. “Despite the many challenges our healthcare industry has faced throughout the past year, our organization has focused not only on providing exceptional care but protecting our people. At Lee’s Summit Medical Center, we believe in taking care of each other so we can continue to focus on caring for our community, no matter the circumstance. This national recognition validates the culture we have worked hard to build at LSMC where employees are supported, engaged and empowered.”

“One year into the pandemic, we’ve seen the industry transform to meet the needs of its patients and employees,” says Aurora Aguilar, Modern Healthcare’s editor. “Time and time again, the most resilient and successful organizations show that empathy towards their staff, clear vision and compassion towards the patient buoys teams and sets them up for success. We congratulate the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for eliciting loyalty from their workforce and communities during harrowing times.”

This award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

Lee’s Summit Medical Center will be recognized on the Best Places list and be celebrated at the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards gala taking place on September 16 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. Information on the award gala and conference is available at

For more information on Lee’s Summit Medical Center and its robust family of services, visit