Russ Johnson, LMH Health President and CEO, named one of Ingram’s most influential business executives for 2021
LMH Health President & CEO Russ Johnson has been named one of Ingram’s 250 most influential business executives and leaders throughout the Greater Kansas City Region. This recognition is given to those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to making a difference in the communities they serve.
Ingram’s gave a nod to Johnson’s career accomplishments serving as a hospital leader who has improved healthcare delivery through innovative and progressive efforts. Johnson, who is originally from Merriam, Kansas, marked five years as CEO of the health system last month. Since the beginning of his tenure, LMH has celebrated a number of accomplishments, including the opening of the new LMH Health West Campus; expanded primary care clinic access; accreditation from the Commission on Cancer; the first outpatient joint replacement; expanded robotic surgery; and a new inclusion, diversity and equity program. Additionally, Johnson is leading efforts to explore a strategic clinical relationship with the University of Kansas Health System in order to expand local access to specialized care.
“I am truly honored to be in the company of this amazing group of leaders in the Greater Kansas City Area,” Johnson said. “Most importantly, though, I am fortunate to work with the employees, board and medical staff at LMH Health. This recognition honors our incredible team members and leaders at LMH Health who have continued to show their strength and persistence among some of the most challenging times in healthcare. I am grateful to work with these colleagues as we serve our community.”
LMH Health Board of Trustees Chair Bob Moody said that Johnson’s visionary leadership has improved access to healthcare and ensured the community’s safety and well-being.
"Russ has consistently exhibited a patient-first environment at LMH Health; for that we are indebted,” said Moody. “At the same time, he truly cares about our staff and providers, and we have felt this even more so during the pandemic. Russ epitomizes the ‘community’ in community hospital."
Read more at the link here to the online edition of Ingram’s Magazine.