WMMC Announces New Chief Operating Officer
Renee Twenter, RN, BSN, MBA, Named Chief Operating Officer
Warrensburg, MO (Oct. 11, 2019)—Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is pleased to announce that Renee Twenter, RN, BSN, MBA, has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer. She will also take on the role of the Compliance Officer.
Prior to taking on the role of COO, Renee served as the Ambulatory Services and Outreach Executive. In this new role, Renee will oversee growth strategies and operations of various departments, plus drive financial outcomes and strategies.
“Renee’s innovative leadership, attention to detail and passion for our patients aligns with WMMC’s mission to serve as a progressive patient centered organization,” said Darinda Reberry, President/CEO. “We are grateful of the guidance and leadership Renee has provided us for all these years and thank her for her service to our hospital, employees and community.”
Renee graduated with a major in nursing and a minor in accounting. She also completed her masters of business administration in 2010. She became a nurse in 1988 and served in various leadership capacities before serving as a regional administrator overseeing five agencies for First American Home Care in 1994. She came to WMMC in 1997 as a staff OB nurse, where she progressed into leadership roles as director of obstetrics, interim vice president of patient care services/chief nursing officer, women and children’s service line director, and most recently as the ambulatory services and outreach executive.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve in this new capacity. It has been a privilege to call WMMC home all these years. I’m proud to serve at a hospital where the culture is to encourage, support and drive success for all, including our patients.” said Renee Twenter, Chief Operating Officer.
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Renee has been a part of the WMMC team for more than 22 years, with extensive experience as a results-driven leader who is dedicated to making WMMC our region’s choice for health care. Highlights from her career include overseeing The Joint Commission (TJC) for Hospital Accreditation and Certification for Normal Delivery of Newborns Gold Seal of Approval®. WMMC was one of only four hospitals in the country to be accredited at that point. Additionally, she led the Revenue Cycle Improvement Team since its launch in February 2019, which to date, has increased revenue by $3.6 million.
She also oversaw the transition to move all primary care clinics under the Blue Cross Blue Shield Patient Centered Medical Home model.
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Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com.
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