Amber Williams, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Amber began her career at Southwest Medical Center in 1997 as a cash posting clerk in Patient Financial Services. She then transferred to an accounting assistant position in 2008, where she was promoted to Controller and Director of Accounting roles. Amber was named CFO of Southwest Medical Center in October 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Colorado Technical University. She had served as Interim CEO since April 2022 before being named CEO in March 2023. Amber will serve as Interim CFO until that position is filled. She also serves as a board director for the Kansas Rural Health Association.


Sandra Cain, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Sandra Cain has been a part of the Southwest Medical Center family for more than 25 years.  Before accepting this new position, Cain served as the Director of Risk Management and Quality Improvement.  During her tenure in that role, she led SWMC in multiple quality initiatives to improve patient outcomes.  Prior to that role, she had multiple nursing leadership roles at Southwest Medical Center.  Cain has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from Newman University.


 Mark Cowan, MBA, RRT, RPSGT, RST, CPM, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Mark came to Southwest Medical Center in October 1991 as a respiratory therapy student and has filled many roles during his career at SWMC. Prior to serving as Vice-President of Ancillary Services, Mark served as Vice-President of Hospitalist / Clinical Operations & Business Development and Interim VP of Operations while also directing the Respiratory Therapy, Sleep Lab, and Cardiac Rehabilitation services. He has assisted in implementing and directing several successful clinical support services during his time at SWMC. He graduated from Seward County Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, and from the Kansas University Certified Public Manager program. Cowan earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in healthcare administration from Tabor College. In August 2021, he completed his Masters of Business Administration degree from Tabor College.