Stormont Vail Health is proud to announce that Mary Martell has accepted the role of Vice President and Regional Administrator. Her new role is based in Manhattan, Kan. and will focus on the Cotton O’Neil Manhattan clinic and health system operations including the construction of the new medical campus. In addition, Mary will work to expand our relationship with partners including Manhattan Surgical Hospital and Kansas State University. She will also be responsible for growth in our regional relationships with other hospitals, providers and network development.
“We are always thrilled when our team members are able to step into new leadership roles,” said Robert Kenagy, M.D., president and CEO, Stormont Vail Health. “Mary has been integral in developing and growing our clinical research center and we have no doubt that her drive, focus and ambition will help Stormont Vail reach new levels.”
Mary began her work in the clinical research industry in 2004 after approaching Stormont Vail with a proposal to develop a clinical research center. As a result, the Cotton O’Neil Clinical Research Center was conceived and over the past seventeen years has grown into a department that currently supports nearly one hundred clinical trials involving approximately 700 research participants.
“I’m eager to be able to step into this new position with Stormont Vail,” said Mary Martell. “Stormont Vail is known for providing high-quality, compassionate care across many different specialties. I’m very excited to be able to lead the continued growth across the region to bring this level of care and new collaborations to Kansans.”
Mary has extended her leadership both within Stormont Vail and within the community. She was an initial member of the Cultural Ambassadors, serving as chair in 2016. She is also responsible for the Stormont Vail Health Institutional Review Board. Mary is involved in the Greater Topeka Partnership Innovation Advisory Board and other community organizations.
Mary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baker University. She was a TEDx Topeka Presenter in 2017, presenting “Vital Signs & Words: Creating a Culture and Community of Health.” Mary is involved in the Greater Topeka Partnership Innovation Advisory Board and other community organizations. She has also been in Leadership Greater Topeka, the United Way, received the Ingram’s Heroes in Health Care Award, the YMCA Woman of Excellence Award and the Mulvane Mountain Plains Art Fair People’s Choice Award.