March 09, 2015
George D. Stamos, M.D., a well-known and respected Board-certified internal medicine physician who has served the community for more than 35 years, was recently named Chief Medical Officer of Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Stamos, one of the original founders of Quivira Internal Medicine, formerly the Kenyon Clinic, has an old-fashioned bedside manner combined with a drive to advance the quality of medical care and is now seeing the second generation of some of his patients. Dr. Stamos was instrumental in the development and historic $110 million expansion of the hospital, which opened in August 2014. He has been a member of the Overland Park Regional Medical Center medical staff since 1979. Overland Park Regional Medical Center is part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.
Dr. Stamos replaces recently retired John Romito, M.D., a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon who served as Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer for more than two decades. In his new role, Dr. Stamos will be responsible for hospital-specific quality initiatives and will work proactively and collaboratively with the medical and hospitals staffs to promote high-quality, cost effective medical care.
Kevin J. Hicks, Chief Executive Officer of Overland Park Regional Medical Center, notes Dr. Stamos’ decades of experience in healthcare and outstanding leadership throughout his career will enhance the hospital’s strong foundation of delivering high-quality patient care. “Dr. Stamos’ career shows his passion about adding value to an organization through expertise, strategic vision, and collaborative style,” Hicks says. “He is a tremendous resource not only to Overland Park Regional Medical Center and HCA Midwest Health, but also to the community. Dr. Stamos’ role as CMO will be critical as we continue to raise the standards of care within the organization.”
“I am honored to be named Chief Medical Officer of one Kansas City’s finest medical institutions,” Dr. Stamos says. “As one of the founding members of the medical staff at Overland Park Regional in 1979, I will continue to work collaboratively with staff to provide safe, patient-centered healthcare, while listening to the needs of our patients and their families. The quality and breadth of services, including cancer care, heart care, and women’s care, among others, leading-edge technology and trauma services that we offer to the community is unprecedented.”
Dr. Stamos received his medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. His practice is focused on preventative health care issues including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and diabetes.
Dr. Stamos discusses his new role and the importance of physicians and nurses caring with their heart and soul.