— AdventHealth Shawnee Mission has named Lisa Hays, MD, FACE as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hays was most recently lead the physician at AdventHealth Medical Group Endocrinology at Shawnee Mission and co-medical director of AdventHealth Medical Group.
“I’m honored to have Dr. Lisa Hays join the leadership team at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission,” said Michael Knecht, president of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. “Dr. Hays’ impact to our organization over the years is immeasurable, and we are incredibly grateful that she’s continuing her career in leading our medical staff through continued growth and advancement.”
Dr. Hays has been an endocrinologist with AdventHealth since 2007 and has held a variety of leadership and volunteer roles within the organization. She has recently helped lead AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s COVID-19 response and vaccination strategy, Epic electronic health record rollout and journey to JCAHO accreditation as a first hospital designated as a Diabetes Center of Excellence.
In her new role, Dr. Hays oversees clinical operations and leads AdventHealth’s medical staff of more than 750 providers. She ensures the physician perspective is represented in all strategic planning for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission and is a liaison for medical staff to the executive team.
Dr. Hays is one of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s highest-rated physicians and has earned a number of professional honors throughout her career, including being named by Ingram's magazine as a 2017 Top Doctor in recognition of her compassionate and attentive approach to both patient care and clinical leadership. Dr. Hays earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed both a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is Board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and she is a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (FACE).
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s previous Chief Medical Officer Larry Botts, MD, retired in early July after 10 years as Chief Medical Officer and 27 years as a practicing pulmonology and critical care physician. Dr. Botts was the organization’s first hospitalist and first Chief Medical Officer.