Valencia Gant


Administrative Director, Department of Surgery

Children’s Mercy Hospital – Kansas City

Ms. Valencia Gant is the Administrative Director of the Department of Surgery. In this role, she a she manages, supervises and coordinates all day-to-day business and academic operations of nine Pediatric Surgical Sections. She assists and provides management oversight of all financial reports and budget expenditures for the nine Surgical Sections, while consulting and advising the Chief of Surgery and nine Section Chiefs. Ms. Gant is considered to be a dedicated healthcare leader because of her operational experience in the areas of finance, human resources, strategic and business development. She is acknowledged within the hospital and among her professional associations for managing and developing multiple standard processes among multiple disciplines and building cooperative relationships among clinical and non-clinical staff members.

Ms. Gant’s leadership extends beyond Children’s Mercy, where she actively involved with the Board of Directors for the Mazuma Credit Union, Awesome Ambitions, Greater Kansas City Chapter of Links, Inc. and Friends of Ronald McDonald House.

One notable achievement was the being chosen as an Administrative Fellow for Children’s Mercy Hospital. Selected through a highly competitive recruitment and interview process, Ms. Gant was chosen as the 2007 Administrative Fellow and gained a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the daily operational and management activities throughout the institution.