July 18, 2019
WICHITA – Lowell Ebersole, DO, has been promoted to chief medical officer for Wesley Healthcare effective Aug. 1, 2019.
Dr. Ebersole was hired in January 2019 as Wesley Healthcare’s first-ever associate chief medical officer.
“I am privileged to serve as CMO and to work with the talented providers and staff that make Wesley Healthcare one of the top-rated hospitals in the nation for quality and patient safety,” Dr. Ebersole said.
Dr. Ebersole completed his residency at Via Christi Family Practice. He began his medical career as a hospitalist for Kansas Inpatient Services. He became the medical director of Via Christi’s hospitalist program in 2013, serving as a hospitalist for Via Christi and Sound Physicians through 2018. Ebersole graduated from Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He received his doctor of osteopathy from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Francie Ekengren, MD, who last year announced plans to move toward retirement, will take on the chief of staff role during the transition, focusing on quality markers such as patient safety, physician wellness, Medical Staff Services, GME, CME, and the Wesley Leadership Institute.
“After 19 years as CMO, it is time for me to focus on administrative efforts and many other things that I am personally passionate about that will continue to drive the mission and values of Wesley Healthcare,” Dr. Ekengren said. “It is my honor to be a part of the Wesley Healthcare team and I am looking forward to working with Dr. Ebersole as he transitions into his new role.”
For more information about Wesley Healthcare and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.