We Recognize Tracy O’Rourke, Hero in Healthcare

As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tracy O’Rourke wears many hats, from financial management to resource allocation to quality improvement and patient safety – with the ultimate goal of helping patients receive higher-quality, more accessible care.

Patient advocacy underlies (and complements) Tracy’s extensive business and healthcare expertise, which have gone a long way to progress our organization – and, more importantly, our mission to improve the health of our communities across the state – through efforts such as:

  • Developing and aligning our accountable care organization and population health services with system and community partners.
  • Integrating specialized patient care across the region through strategic affiliations with Children’s Mercy Health and Manhattan Surgical Hospital.
  • Aligning healthcare and academia through partnerships with Washburn University Athletics and Kansas State University to develop innovative solutions for the future healthcare workforce.
  • Leading our expansion efforts in Manhattan and Junction City to achieve improved healthcare access and integrated regional operations.

For these reasons (and more), Ingram’s Magazine named Tracy as a 2024 Hero in Healthcare, awarding her with the Administration Achievement, which recognizes her for going above and beyond in her role to implement health benefit plans.

Leaders like Tracy bring us closer to accomplishing our mission every day. Tracy, thank you for your commitment, and congratulations on your well-deserved achievement!

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