Lee’s Summit Medical Center Names CNO

Lee’s Summit Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider — has appointed Paige Baker, RN, MSN, as chief nursing officer.

Baker, who has served as Research Medical Center CNO since March 2014, assumed responsibilities this month. She will oversee the nursing leadership functions at the acute-care hospital, which is a dually accredited Chest Pain and Primary Stroke Center and offers the community a full spectrum of services, including Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Lee’s Summit Medical Center, according to a press release from the medical center.

Baker has more than 20 years of healthcare management and nursing leadership experience with HCA Midwest Health, which includes director of med/tele at Lee’s Summit Medical Center for three years prior to being tapped as CNO of Research Medical Center in 2014.

Baker earned her diploma in Nursing from Saint Luke’s School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing —Executive from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. Baker graduated from Lone Jack High School in Lone Jack, Missouri, where she and her family continue to reside.

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