Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Providence and Saint John appoint three new members to Board of Directors

Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital recently appointed three new members to the hospitals’ Board of Directors.

They are Sabato Sisillo, M.D., a board-certified pulmonologist; Mary Lou Jaramillo, president and CEO of El Centro, Inc.; and Doris F. Givens, Ph.D., president, Kansas City Kansas Community College.

“Our new board members bring a great range of expertise and involvement with our community to the table,” says Randall Nyp, president/CEO, Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital. “Their willingness to volunteer their time and talents will have a lasting impact on the futures of both hospitals.” 

Sabato Sisillo, M.D., FCCP—Dr. Sisillo is a board-certified pulmonologist who currently serves as president of the Providence Medical Staff. He practices with K.C. Pulmonary Associates, 8919 Parallel Parkway, Suite 203, Kansas City, Kan. Dr. Sisillo also serves as medical director at Kansas City Kansas Community College and is a clinical assistant professor with the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

He also is director of Medical Education at Providence; and medical director of Pulmonary Services at the hospital.

Dr. Sisillo performed a fellowship in pulmonary critical care medicine and a residency in internal medicine with Saint Luke’s Hospital/Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.; and a family practice internship with Truman Medical Center Lakewood, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

He received his medical degree from the University del Noreste, Tampico, Mexico; and his bachelor’s of science from St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York.

He is a member of the American Society of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and is a published author on the topic of pulmonary diseases.

Mary Lou Jaramillo—Jaramillo has served as president and CEO of El Centro, Inc. since 2007, where she leads and directs the multi-faceted educational and social service non-profit community organization.

She has also served as executive director for the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation and the Mattie Rhodes Center.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Women Who Changed the Heart of the City award from the City Union Mission. Currently, she is on the Francis Family Foundation board.

In the past, she has served with the Kauffman Scholars Institute, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Cristo Rey High School, and many other civic and community organizations.

She received her master’s degree in non-profit management and her bachelor’s of science in management, both from Park College, Parkville, Mo.

Doris F. Givens, Ph.D.—Dr. Givens is the president of Kansas City Kansas Community College, serving as the organization’s chief academic and student services officer. She has extensive educational experience, most recently as the vice chancellor of educational service for the Kern Community College District, Bakersfield, Calif.; and as interim provost/CEO with El Camino College Compton, Calif.

She is the recipient of a number of honors and awards, and also is a published author and presenter. She received her doctorate in community college leadership from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas; her master’s of science in counselor education and bachelor’s of arts in speech communication from San Diego State University; and her associates degree in speech communication from Grossmont College, El Cajon, Calif.

These three board members join other distinguished governing board members including Brenda Calvin, program officer, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.; Daniel Crabtree, a partner with Stinson Morrison Hecker, L.L.P., Overland Park, Kan.; David L. Dugan, M.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist; Sister Mary Rachel Flynn, SCL, with Cristo Rey Kansas City; Sister Pam Hinkle, SCL, physician assistant; Michael Parra, M.D., a Kansas City, Kan., board-certified family practice physician; William Petrie, president, Commerce Bank-Leavenworth; Roy L. Robinson, retired as vice president of Communications, Education and Investigations, Office of Compliance and Ethics for Archer Daniels Midland Company; Sister Diane Steele, SCL, president of the University of Saint Mary (USM), Leavenworth, Kan.; and the Rev. Ricky D. Turner, pastor of the Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Kan.

The Providence and Saint John Board is comprised of business, academic, public service, medical and hospital management leaders.

This group is responsible for overseeing all operations and strategy relating to Providence and Saint John in Kansas City and Leavenworth, Kan., and is involved in policy development, performance improvement and organizational management/planning.

Most importantly, the governing board helps to ensure Providence and Saint John continue to meet the needs of Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County and the surrounding communities.

Board members oversee accreditation by The Joint Commission and the process of institutional planning.

In addition, the board is involved in planning, quality improvement, utilization management, risk management and safety management.