Centrus Health Kansas City has named Noelle King-Whitlow, DNP, MHSA, CPHQ, as Executive Director. After joining Centrus Health as a Consultant in 2021 where she focused on performance improvement strategies and health equity, she recently assumed her new role as Executive Director on March 25th.

“Noelle’s exceptional track record and depth of experience in healthcare make her an invaluable asset to our organization,” said Dr. Kenna Belshe, Centrus Health Kansas City Board President. “Her dedication to performance improvement strategies and health equity, demonstrated during her time as a Consultant, underscores her commitment to our mission. With her visionary leadership and collaborative approach, I am confident that under her guidance, Centrus Health will continue to thrive and innovate, delivering high-value, coordinated quality care to our community.”

Noelle is a previous business owner and consultant who works collaboratively with ACOs/CINs, health systems, and independent provider groups on contracting, population health, coordination of care, performance improvement strategies and tactics in value-based arrangements. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and extensive knowledge on the design, implementation, and evaluation of value-based care models.

“I am looking forward to continuing to support and expand the Centrus Health network as we deliver high-value, coordinated quality of care,” said King-Whitlow. “In this role, I am excited to collaborate with our dedicated teams and stakeholders, driving innovation and fostering growth to meet the evolving needs of our community and advance our mission of improving healthcare outcomes for all.”

She obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Healthcare System Leadership and a Master of Health Services Administration. When she is not working, Noelle enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.