HCA Midwest Health Hires Eric Benink as Chief Medical Officer

HCA Midwest Health has appointed Eric Benink, MD as the new chief medical officer.

Posted June 5, 2024

HCA Midwest Health has named Dr. Eric Benink, a 25-year physician leader veteran, as chief medical officer.

Benink began his new role effective June 1, according to a release Tuesday. He now oversees clinical quality and safety efforts as well as the health system’s graduate medical education, trauma and laboratory programs.

Benink joins HCA Midwest Health from the North Texas Division’s Medical City Arlington, where he has served as CMO since 2016. There, Benink helped the hospital achieve a level two trauma and comprehensive stroke center designation.

He served in three other CMO positions at Regional One Health in Memphis, Tennessee, Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois.

He has also served in the United States Air Force.

“I’ve been impressed with how HCA Midwest Health’s dedication to their mission and high-quality care has improved the lives of patients throughout the region,” Benink said in the release. “I look forward to partnering with the dedicated medical staff, and compassionate nurses at HCA Midwest Health, while elevating our quality and driving innovation within our organization.”

Benink graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He also earned an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2008.

In May, HCA Midwest Health appointed Gabe Clements as the new CEO of Lee’s Summit Medical Center after four years at the hospital.