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DATE: February 20, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Nicole Fowler, 913-789-5568

Michèle Jean-François, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer for AdventHealth South Overland Park
Jean-François previously held the role of hospitalist services medical director for
AdventHealth South Overland Park


Overland Park, KS – AdventHealth South Overland Park has named Michèle Jean-François, MD, as its chief medical officer effective March 4. Previously, Jean-François, board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine, held the role of hospitalist services medical director for AdventHealth South Overland Park where she forecasted and identified the needs of the hospital medicine service and recommended corresponding allocation of resources, and held responsibilities for recruiting, interviewing, training and supervising hospitalists and nurse practitioners.

“Having seen the growth and development of AdventHealth South Overland Park from being the new hospital in town to one of the nation’s top hospitals is inspiring because of the people that helped make it happen,” said Jean-François; AdventHealth South Overland Park was named a Top General Hospital by the Leapfrog Group in 2023, less than 3 years after it first opened as a full-service hospital. “I am proud to have the opportunity to lead and work alongside our exceptional medical staff so that we may strive to achieve greater accolades nationally while always earning the complete trust from our patient community.”

Jean-François has more than 10 years of inpatient care experience across AdventHealth Mid-America Region. Prior to her previous role as hospitalist services medical director for AdventHealth South Overland Park, she was a hospitalist and internal medicine specialist for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission from 2013 to 2021 where she led daily multi-disciplinary rounds to optimize patient care, discharge planning, decrease length of stay, prevent readmission, and improve patient satisfaction.

“I am thrilled Dr. Jean-François will be joining the leadership team at AdventHealth South Overland Park,” said Alan Verrill, MD, current president and CEO of AdventHealth South Overland Park and incoming president and CEO of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, effective Feb. 25. “She is supported by our region and we are eager to see her bring her enthusiasm, self-motivation and commitment to evidence-based medicine and process improvement to her role as chief medical officer.”

In addition to her role, Jean-François has lent her skills and expertise to various medical and leadership committees, including being an active member on the AdventHealth South Overland Park Medical Executive Committee, TeamHealth’s Clinical Documentation Subcommittee, and AdventHealth Shawnee Mission’s Education Program and Library and Utilization Review Committees. Jean-François, who is fluent in Creole and French and is conversational in Spanish, graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

About AdventHealth Kansas City
With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. A focus on whole-person health and commitment to caring for the body, mind and spirit unify the system’s nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states. AdventHealth in Kansas City includes AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam, KS; AdventHealth Lenexa; AdventHealth College Boulevard; AdventHealth South Overland Park; AdventHealth Centra Care and AdventHealth Medical Group. Visit AdventHealthKC.com for more information.

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