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John W. Bluford Medical Pavilion at Truman Medical Centers Unveiled

Peggy Dunn, Chair of the Truman Medical Centers (TMC) Board of Directors, unveiled a rendering of the soon to be named John W. Bluford Medical Pavilion at Truman Medical Centers. Dunn and the TMC Board of Directors announced the naming of the pavilion building at a retirement celebration for Bluford.

“The Board voted unanimously to name the pavilion building on the Hospital Hill campus after John W. Bluford, to honor his 15 years of successful leadership and consistent improvement of TMC’s financial health, reputation and quality of patient care,” Dunn said.

The pavilion building, at 2301 Charlotte Street, has been part of the TMC Hospital Hill campus since it opened in 1998. One of Bluford’s first initiatives upon arriving at TMC in early 1999 was to build and open an outpatient adult and women’s health primary care facility, in the medical pavilion. The clinic opened in early 2000 and has served thousands of Kansas City residents.

“This is a high honor and I am humbled to see my name on a building at TMC,” said John W. Bluford, TMC President/CEO. “I came here 15 years ago because I saw the potential in TMC, I saw the challenge in TMC, but I also saw the desire to be great in our supporters, our staff and in our city. I believe we have accomplished a great deal in moving TMC and healthcare in our community forward and I have been honored to be part of TMC.”

Among the accomplishments Bluford is most proud of in his career include helping to change the culture of the organization to become more competitive, customer service oriented and more innovative. The TMC system has invested approximately $500 million in capital facility and equipment improvements during John’s tenure. Other major accomplishments include TMC’s recognition by the University Health System Consortium as one of the Top Five Academic Medical Centers in the country (2005) and achieving HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 in 2012, representing the top 2 percent of hospitals for information technology implementation. Additionally, Bluford is proud to have developed the TMC Corporate Academy, the Center for the Healing Arts Gallery, and launching a mobile market to bring healthy foods to those living in underserved communities.
 

 

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