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Jun 2015

Robin Blount, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer of Boone Hospital Center

Robin Blount, MD, is set to join Boone Hospital Center as the chief medical officer.

Dr. Blount is a Columbia native. She graduated from Hickman High School, and then attended the University of Missouri where she received both a degree in chemistry and her medical degree. Dr. Blount has been practicing internal medicine at the Boone Clinic since 1987.

"I have been a part of the Boone Hospital Center medical staff for a long time, and I have the utmost respect for the entire team,” says Dr. Blount. “It is an honor to serve as CMO for a group that produces some of the top clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction results in the nation.  I look forward to doing what I can to make us even stronger.”

Dr. Blount has served as the vice chief and then chief of medicine, as well as secretary and treasurer of the medical staff at Boone Hospital Center.  She has begun the transition process and is expected to become full-time in the CMO role August 1.

“A CMO of a hospital must have the respect and trust of the medical staff in order to be successful,” explains Jim Sinek, president of Boone Hospital Center. “Dr. Blount certainly has that. Having been a part of the medical staff family, she has an understanding of our physician’s point of view. She will be a valuable addition to the administrative team at Boone.”  

Dr. Blount replaces Jerry Kennett, MD, who resigned in January of this year after serving as CMO for five years. Dr. Kennett returned to practicing full-time as a cardiologist with Missouri Heart Center, Boone’s affiliated heart care provider. He has since been elected to the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees.

About Boone Hospital Center
Boone Hospital Center is a 397-bed full service hospital located in Columbia, Mo. It is a regional referral center located in the center of the state. The hospital provides progressive health care programs, services, and technology to residents in 25 mid-Missouri counties. Boone Hospital Center has been named a Top 100 Hospital by Becker’s Hospital Review and Thompson Reuters and is designated as a Magnet® Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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