Lee's Summit Medical Center April 29, 2014
Lee’s Summit Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Matt Sogard, FACHE, announces the appointment of six community leaders to the hospital’s board of directors. Bradley Chrisjohn, DO, Maria A. Dempsey, J. Thomas Lovell, Jr., Dave Mosby, Washington Muro, MD and Judith W. Schmoeger will help to carry out the hospital’s mission as a healthcare leader that serves patients with high-quality and compassionate care. They will each serve a three-year term.
Lee’s Summit Medical Center (LSMC) is part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.
"As the new CEO at Lee's Summit Medical Center, I'm honored to have the opportunity to work with members of a board of trustees who are so dedicated to being at the top of their professional fields,” says Sogard. "“Having such passionate, community-centered individuals like Brad, Maria, Thomas, Dave, Washington and Judy involved on the hospital’s board is a huge asset to Lee’s Summit Medical Center. The mindset of our board members will help further the vision of growth and excellence that former board members have supported."
Dr. Chrisjohn is a physician at Encompass Lee's Summit Clinic. He previously served as Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s Medical Staff President and as President of the Kansas City Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Chrisjohn earned his medical degree at the University of Health Sciences (now KCUMB) and completed a Baptist-Lutheran Family Medicine Residency in 2006.
Dempsey and her husband are the owners of a dietary supplement they developed. Dempsey offers broad skills in event and meeting management as well as marketing, public relations, distribution, production and manufacturing. She is a member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Jackson County Professional in Aging and the Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit. Dempsey received an Associate in Arts Degree from Longview Community College, a Bachelor of Business Administration from UMKC and a Bachelor of Marketing Administration from Baker University.
For 33 years Lovell has been administrator of Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation. Lovell has also been an agency accreditation visitor for the National Parks and Recreation Association. Currently he serves as President of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and is past president of the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association. Lovell earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo in Alabama and his Master’s in Public Administration at Central Michigan University.
A native of Kansas City, Mosby earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety from Central Missouri State University and holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. Before his current employment at Burns & McDonnell as a Corporate Safety and Health Specialist, he worked at CIGNA Corporation. Mosby is a Lee’s Summit City Councilmember, a member of the local historical society and serves on the planning commission. His other community activities have included Elks Club member, KC Chiefs Red Coater and charter board member of the Summit Theatre Group.
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Muro attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean and completed his residency at Providence Hospital. He cares for patients at Encompass Medical Clinic in Lee’s Summit. He believes in empowering patients with the tools necessary for them to feel comfortable enough to discuss their most pressing issues with him.
A longtime Lee’s Summit resident, Schmoeger is the owner and general manager of Anytime Fitness in Lee’s Summit. Schmoeger is a member of the International Medical Fitness Association and was appointed as a leader with the PreventObesity.net group. She also serves on the Lee’s Summit Mayor’s Health Education Advisory Board. In addition, Schmoeger is a member of Lee’s Summit Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. She graduated from Webster University and earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Rockhurst University.
These new board members join nine existing board members to help guide the direction and priorities of Lee’s Summit Medical Center as it continues to support the healthcare needs of the community.