Swope Health appoints Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt as Chief Operations Officer

Swope Health, Kansas City’s leading provider of healthcare services for the medically underserved, today announced appointment of Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt as Chief Operations Officer.

Ms. Davis-Wyatt previously was COO at Unity Health Care, the largest network of community health centers in the Washington, D.C., area. In this role, she managed the operations of more than 20 traditional and non-traditional health sites, which serve more than 104,000 patients through 500,000 visits annually.

Prior to joining Unity, Ms. Davis-Wyatt was the COO for KC Care Health Center, where she had a long history of supporting the Health Center, serving as a member of the board for more than a decade, also as treasurer and chair of the board.

“We are delighted to bring Sheilahn’s expertise back to the Kansas City area,” said Jeron Ravin, J.D., President and Chief Executive of Swope Health. “Sheilahn understands the complexity of the healthcare environment and needs of our community. She has the tools and the passion to help Swope Health achieve our goals – improving access to healthcare, expanding our presence and services, and driving change in our community.”

Earlier, Ms. Davis-Wyatt was a senior administrative/operations executive with Children’s Mercy Kansas City, where she oversaw the ambulatory clinics and services. She also served as the COO and Ethics & Compliance Officer with HCA Menorah Medical Center after leading in other capacities with Health Midwest at Menorah, Overland Park Regional, Research and Baptist Medical Centers on the senior executive teams and across the system.

Ms. Davis-Wyatt is active in the Kansas City community and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Kansas City University and is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Links, Inc. Her community involvement has included work with the Council for Court Excellence in Washington, D.C., Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care/North Care Hospice, Black Community Fund, Rose Brooks Shelter and Jack and Jill.

She is a former board member of the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City (now Health Forward Foundation) where she served as Chair of the Finance and Investments and Administration Committees. She has also held board positions with Cancer Action, Kansas City Clinical Oncology and Newhouse Shelter for Battered Women.

Ms. Davis-Wyatt has a Master’s degree in Health/Healthcare Administration and Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts from William Jewell College. She also is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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