Fall Start Centurions - LUC: Paul Kempinski and Ashley McClellan
This event is open to Fall Start Centurions only.
Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 8th for our first Leadership Up Close of the year! We will be joined by two esteemed guests, Paul Kempinski, CEO of Children's Mercy Hospital, and Ashley McClellan, CEO of Research Medical Center, to discuss leadership in healthcare in the midst of a global pandemic.
As Chief Executive Officers in Kansas City, both Mr. Kempinski and Ms. McClellan have faced both similar and unique challenges over the last six months. Although their hospital systems faced very different challenges, these two local leaders will share with us their own perspectives of leading during a crisis.
Join us as we discuss topics such as:
- Leading during times of uncertainty
- Facing and making tough decisions to protect the longevity of an organization
- Embracing resiliency and planning for the future
Register today to attend this Leadership Up Close Event! To maintain the intimacy of this event, participation will be limited to 20 individuals.
Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE
President and CEO, Children?s Mercy Hospital
Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, is the President and Chief Executive of Children?s Mercy Kansas City, one of the nation?s largest and best pediatric health systems. He is also the inaugural Alice Berry, DDS and Katharine Berry, MD Endowed Chair in Executive Leadership at Children?s Mercy.
Kempinski has more than three decades of experience in health care. Prior to joining Children?s Mercy in 2018, Kempinski served as President of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and Enterprise Vice President for Nemours Children?s Health System. Kempinski joined Nemours in 2003, serving as Chief Operating Officer before his promotion to president.
Despite his busy schedule, Kempinski is committed to giving back. He is currently serving on the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City Board of Directors, on the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City. He had previously served on several community boards in Delaware.
Ashley McClellan, MBA
CEO, Research Medical Center
Ms. McClellan, who assumed the role of CEO of Research Medical Center on July 8, was previously CEO of the Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston. She joined Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare in 2006, serving in numerous executive positions since then, including COO and then CEO of Medical City Lewisville (Texas).
Ms. McClellan is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and won ACHE's 2018 Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for young healthcare executive of the year. She has served as vice chair for the March of Dimes Foundation-Houston division and chaired the 2018 March for Babies walk.
She holds an MBA and master's degree in hospital administration from Texas Woman's University in Denton.