As Chief Medical Officer, Botts will serve as a facilitator, coordinator and liaison for all medical affairs including regulatory compliance, physician credentialing and quality outcomes.
“The Chief Medical Officer position will become extremely important as Shawnee Mission Medical Center implements new electronic solutions and enters the Value Based Purchasing phase of health care reform,” said Samuel H. Turner, Sr., SMMC President and CEO. “Dr. Botts will help us continue our tradition of open communication with our medical staff to so that we can ensure we’re providing the highest quality care possible for our community.”
Botts graduated from the University of Nebraska – Omaha Medical School in 1979 and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Kansas Hospital.
“Dr. Botts brings a wealth of experience to this newly created position,” said Turner. “We are fortunate to have someone in this new role whom we already know and respect.”
About Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 504-bed facility with nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually. SMMC has the busiest emergency department in Johnson County, the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center, a nationally recognized Center for Women's Health and delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the metropolitan area. SMMC employs more than 2,900 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff in Kansas City. Visit us on the Web at ShawneeMission.org.