President & Chief Executive
Officer, and Regional CEO of the Mid-America Region of Adventist Health
Ken Bacon has held the CEO position for Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) since April, 2012. Bacon was previously Chief Executive Officer of Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton, Colo. Both hospitals are members of Adventist Health System.
From 1991-1996, Bacon served in various finance positions at Porter Adventist Hospital and Littleton Adventist Hospital, and in a managed care role at the Centura Health Service Center. In 1997, he joined Central Texas Medical Center as Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer that same year. From 2001-2006, Bacon returned to Denver and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Parker Adventist Hospital. After opening that brand new facility and overseeing multiple construction projects, Bacon was appointed to Chief Executive Officer at Littleton Adventist Hospital in 2007, a Level II Trauma Center.
Bacon has served with Adventist Health System for more than 20 years. He has a proven record of growing clinical areas such as neuroscience, cardiology, oncology and trauma, while placing a priority on building physician and community relationships.
Bacon and his wife, DeAnna, have three children, Paul, Mark and Olivia.
Executive Vice-President &
Chief Financial Officer
Karsten Randolph joined SMH as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April, 2014. Previously he served as Vice President Finance/CFO for the Adventist Health System’s Appalachia Region and Park Ridge Health in February 2011. In this capacity he provided financial leadership and oversight to 4 hospitals in the Appalachia Region.
Prior to joining Park Ridge Health and the Appalachia Region, he held the CFO roles from 2003 to 2011 in Colorado and in Illinois; and in Controller roles from 1999 to 2003 in both Maine and Tennessee. Karsten has a CPA license in the state of North Carolina, holds a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Benedictine University and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Andrews University.
In his free time, Karsten enjoys golfing and hiking. He, his wife Clarissa, and daughter, Mia, will reside in Overland Park, Kansas.
Senior Vice President & Chief
Trevor Wright has more than 19 years of operations and human resources management experience in hospitals ranging from small, rural facilities to large, urban, multi-site organizations in both Texas and California.
Immediately prior to joining SMH, Wright was the Associate Administrator of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., a 436 bed medical center, offering a full range of acute care, diagnostic and ambulatory care services. Wright has also served as a consultant for Studer Group, nationally managing multiple acute care and medical practice partner engagements to improve operational and service outcomes.
Wright earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas.
He is active in various professional associations including the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on the governing boards of the Hospital Association of Southern California and the California Hospital Association – Post Acute Care division.
Chief Medical Officer
Larry Botts, MD has 27 years experience as a private practice Pulmonary/Critical Care physician in the Kansas City area. He has been a member of the SMH staff during that time.
Botts has served in a number of leadership roles for the medical staff at SMH including Medical Staff President and Credentials Committee Chairman. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Respiratory Therapy program at Johnson County Community College and is a adjunct professor.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in 1974, and his medical degree in 1979 also from the University of Nebraska. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at the University of Kansa Medical Center in 1984. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care.
Botts is a fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of the Society of Critical Care, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Senior Vice President
Robin Harrold has been with SMH since 1991 when she began as the Laboratory Director. Prior to returning to the Midwest, Harrold worked for Tuality Healthcare in Portland, Ore. in a variety of leadership roles.
Harrold grew up in Prairie Village, graduating from Shawnee Mission East High School. She was a junior volunteer at Shawnee Mission Medical Center for a short time.
Harrold directs operations for many clinical departments including Radiology, Laboratory, Rehab and Pharmacy. She also works with hospital support departments such as Environmental Services, Security and Facilities Management.
Harrold has an MBA and Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology from William Jewell College.
Vice President & Chief Nursing
Sheri Hawkins has been with SMH since 1998. Prior to coming to the Kansas City area, she worked for Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif. in a variety of leadership roles including Administrative Director of Nursing, Neonatal ICU Nurse Manager and Neonatal Clinical Outreach Coordinator.
In her role, Hawkins is responsible for the effective provision of quality patient care services across the continuum of care through leadership of people, systems and services.
Hawkins is a registered nurse who earned an MBA from the University of La Verne in La Verne, Calif., a Master’s of Science from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tenn.
Hawkins is active in the community serving on various boards including Kansas City Clinical Oncology Program and MOCSA Johnson County Advisory Council. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Kansas Organization of Nurse Leaders and American College of Healthcare Executives.
She resides in Shawnee, Kan where she enjoys gardening and reading in her free time.