Prime Healthcare’s award-winning hospitals welcomed Mark Benz to
its leadership team on December 18, 2019, as the new Regional CEO of the
healthcare system’s four Missouri and Kansas hospitals and affiliated
locations, including St. Joseph’s Medical Center (KCMO), St. Mary’s
Medical Center (Blue Springs, MO) Providence Medical Center and its Affiliates
(Kanas City, Kan.) and Saint John’s Hospital (Leavenworth, Kan.).
“Mark is a very well qualified and successful healthcare executive,
and throughout his career he has demonstrated success in fostering clinical
excellence and leading high performing teams,” says Prem Reddy,
MD, FACC, FCCP Chairman, President & CEO of Prime Healthcare. “We
are pleased to welcome a leader who will further our dedication to providing
the highest-quality healthcare in the region.” Prime Healthcare
is one of the nation’s premier health systems with 45 hospitals
and more than 100 outpatient locations in 14 states.
With leadership roles in CRC Health Services, Community Health Systems,
and Universal Health Services, Benz brings more than 25 years of healthcare
leadership experience to his new position. For the past two years, Benz
served as Market CEO of Tenet Healthcare/Carondelet Health Network in
Tucson, Arizona, a market that included five hospitals/micro hospitals,
ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and a 150-member physician
practice. Benz also served as CEO of Tenet’s St. Joseph’s
Hospital in Tucson and Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina.
Benz earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in Healthcare
Administration and Bachelor of Social Work with a concentration in Organizational
Development from Arizona State University and is a member of the American
College of Healthcare Executives.
“I’m honored and grateful to join this dedicated team whose
mission is to provide outstanding and compassionate care to the community,”
Benz says. “The reputation of this region for healthcare excellence
overall quality of life is renown, and I look forward to partnering with
others to continue Prime’s legacy in our Missouri and Kansas facilities.”