Published on November 18, 2015

Kansas City Medical Society Honors Michael Montgomery, MD With Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Montgomery, MD, chairperson of North Kansas City Hospital’s Board of Trustees and interventional cardiologist with Meritas Health Cardiology, received the Kansas City Medical Society’s (KCMS) 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award during the society’s annual banquet on Oct. 21 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Dr. Montgomery receiving lifetime achievement award

Lifetime Achievement award recipient Michael Montgomery, MD (left) with Lancer Gates, DO, immediate past president of KCMS.

“Dr. Montgomery has shown extraordinary leadership,” said Peggy Schmitt, president and CEO of North Kansas City Hospital. “His contributions to the clinical practice of cardiology, to our hospital and to our community have been transformative and it is wonderful to see him recognized with this award.”

Dr. Montgomery was selected for his background, experience, education and contributions to the field of medicine and the community.

“Dr. Montgomery is an inspiration to all physicians. His commitment to the highest quality of care, compassion for his patients, leadership in healthcare and genuine concern for his community are each deserving of the highest accolades. That he has excelled in all of these areas is truly impressive. The Kansas City Medical Society is proud to recognize him with this award,” said Michael O’Dell, KCMS president.

About North Kansas City Hospital

For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. NKCH is an acute-care facility with 451 licensed beds and 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs, to home health and hospice, NKCH provides a lifetime of care.

NKCH offers advanced treatment options, including world class cancer care through a partnership with the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated program.

Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, North Kansas City Hospital offers a premier network of healthcare experts who provide patient care services for all aspects of life, including pregnancy and childbirth, pediatric and primary care, specialty and surgical care, and occupational and rehabilitation medicine.

The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the Northland community and beyond. Last year, NKCH sponsored 50 charitable and community organizations and served more than 17,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellness programs. And, it recently became the first hospital in Kansas City to offer zero-percent financing options to help patients manage their medical expenses.

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