Dr. Bridget McCandless, M.D., of Independence will become president and CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.
McCandless is medical director of the Shared Care Free Clinic, which serves the uninsured population of Independence and Jackson County.
In her new position, McCandless will be in a position to become involved in the health care debate on a national level, according to a release from the Shared Care board of directors.
The Health Care Foundation serves six counties in the metro area, with a focus on advocacy and providing quality health care for the uninsured and underserved.