Wesley Healthcare October 10, 2016

WICHITA – Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER has named Wesley Children’s Hospital COO Tripp Owings to serve as its new chief executive officer.  

“We are very excited to announce Tripp as the new CEO of Wesley Woodlawn,” said Bill Voloch, Wesley Healthcare president and CEO. “He has proved himself to be an outstanding administrator and will do an amazing job of growing our Woodlawn hospital into a thriving, surgical specialty hospital.”

Owings began his career with HCA, Wesley Healthcare’s parent company, as a financial analyst with HCA’s Southeast Division office and then as director of operations project management in its North Florida Division. Prior to joining HCA, Owings held financial positions with WellStar Health Systems in Marietta, Georgia, and Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Tripp received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and received his master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.

“I’m incredibly excited to continue my career as the CEO of Wesley’s Woodlawn hospital,” Owings said. “It’s an amazing opportunity for me to lead a first-class health delivery system and continue Woodlawn’s dedication to meeting the healthcare needs of the community while ensuring continued excellent medical services.”

Owings serves as the vice president of the Wesley Children’s Foundation board and is a board member of the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County, Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas Hospital Association Policy and Advocacy committee. He previously has served as a corporate advisory council member for Young Professionals of Wichita and participated in Wichita’s Insight program.

Owings will be transitioning to his new position through the month of October. Wesley Healthcare chief operating officer Casey Guber will be assuming the operations responsibilities of Wesley Children’s Hospital. 

For more information about Wesley Woodlawn and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912.  As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region.  Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and soon, Wesley Derby ER.  Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and is currently building the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.