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Ascension Via Christi names Kansas native as new hospital executive

Don King
Don King Ascension Via Christi Health Inc.

Ascension Via Christi has named a new leader for its hospital network in Kansas.

The faith-based health care organization named Kansas native Don King as Ascension senior vice president and Kansas ministry market executive, the organization said in a news release. He starts the new role later this month, where he will lead the seven Via Christi hospitals and 75 other health care sites in the state.

King is the current COO for Ascension Alabama and previously worked as a hospital COO for Ascension Tennessee before being promoted to the CEO position for the hospital network. Before working at Ascension, he was an administrator at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Missouri and at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

“What has me most excited is to lead such a great organization and to build upon its rich history of service,” King said in a news release. “Being close to home and family is an added bonus.”

King is from the Kansas City area.