St. Lukes Health System, Kansas City, Mo., said it has promoted Kathy Howell to CEO of its 95-bed St. Lukes South Hospital, Overland Park, Kan., effective immediately. Howell, 48, replaces Julie Quirin, who became CEO of the systems flagship, 404-bed St. Lukes Hospital of Kansas City (Mo.), in December.
Howell has been vice president and chief nursing officer of St. Lukes South since 2001. In 2005, she added the system-level duties of vice president of womens and childrens services.