Regional Chief Executive Officer
Mark Benz joined Prime Healthcare's leadership team on December 18,
2019, as the new Regional CEO of the healthcare system’s four Missouri
and Kansas hospitals and affiliated locations, including
St. Joseph’s Medical Center (KCMO), St. Mary’s Medical Center (Blue Springs, MO)
Providence Medical Center and its Affiliates (Kanas City, Kan.) and
Saint John Hospital (Leavenworth, Kan.).
With leadership roles in CRC Health Services, Community Health Systems,
and Universal Health Services, Benz has more than 25 years of healthcare
leadership experience. Prior to working for Prime Healthcare, Benz served
as Market CEO of Tenet Healthcare/Carondelet Health Network in Tucson,
Arizona, a market that included five hospitals/micro hospitals, ambulatory
surgery centers, urgent care centers and a 150-member physician practice.
Benz also served as CEO of Tenet’s St. Joseph’s Hospital in
Tucson and Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina.
Benz earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in Healthcare
Administration and Bachelor of Social Work with a concentration in Organizational
Development from Arizona State University and is a member of the American
College of Healthcare Executives.