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Providence Names Director of Physician Services

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Phil Vinyard has been named Director of Physician Services – Kansas Market for Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital. With more than 40 years of healthcare administrative management experience, he now has Administrative oversight for 14 Primary and Specialty Clinics which are a part of Providence Medical Group and Saint John Medical Group.

For the past 22 months he was a practice manager for the group’s Neurology Phil Vinyard Director of Physician Servicesand Argentine Family Care clinics. Phil has held practice manager positions and finance positions with several health entities throughout his career, including Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, University of Missouri Healthcare, and Baystate Health Systems in Massachusetts. Phil’s first taste of healthcare was as a Candy Striper at Baptist Memorial Hospital (Now Research Medical Center—Brookside Campus).

Phil holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from University of Central Missouri, a MHA and MBA from University of Missouri—Columbia, and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.

Phil is an avid bluegrass musician, specializing in mandolin and banjo. He plays in a regular Saturday morning gig, plays Mandocello in the Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City, and is a faithful attender of Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamp in Tennessee every June. He also applies his seminary training at Christ Community Church in Leawood, teaching and helping with church tech. Phil met his wife, Julia, while in seminary. Julia retired from the Columbia MO Public Schools when they moved to Kansas City, and now spends time teaching women’s Bible studies at church. Their daughter, Amy, lives in Columbia, South Carolina and works for the University there.

Phil said, “I am very excited about working with all of the clinics in our market. My goal is to make our clinics a welcoming front door to all of our specialists and hospital-based services. We have a lot to offer!”