The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center is Unveiled

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.
 

 

TMC Recognized as one of Healthcare’s “…

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) has been named for the fifth consecutive year as one of Health Care’s “Most Wired” organizations of 2015 by the American Hospital Association and the College...

Read more

Employment Fair

  Join Us For A Northland Employment Fair Truman Medical Center Support Center 7300 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway Kansas City, MO 64153 Saturday, October 3  9 am - 12:00 pm For other openings and more information please visit...

Read more

Tenth Annual TMC Charitable Foundation F…

Starring actor, dancer, syndicated talk-show host Mario Lopez Fashionistas and philanthropists will unite for the tenth annual Fashion For A Cause to benefit Truman Medical Centers (TMC) on Friday, April 17...

Read more

Indy 500 Driver Pippa Mann to Visit TMC

Indianapolis 500 Driver of the #63 Susan G. Komen car, Pippa Mann, will visit TMC on Tuesday, May 19. Pippa will tour the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center at...

Read more

TMC Behavioral Health and the Kansas Cit…

Truman Medical Center (TMC) Behavioral Health and the Kansas City Public School District will host the Kansas City premier of the documentary “Paper Tigers” on Saturday, November 7 at the...

Read more

HIMSS Analytics Honors Truman Medical Ce…

HIMSS Analytics Honors Truman Medical Centers Ambulatory Clinics with Stage 7 Ambulatory Award HIMSS Analytics recognized 50 of Truman Medical Centers (TMC) ambulatory clinics with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The...

Read more

Research Improves Patient Health in Emer…

Mark Steele, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine professor of emergency medicine and chief medical officer and chief operating officer at Truman Medical Centers, is a co-author of a...

Read more

TMC Selected as 2014 HIMSS Enterprise D…

November 19, 2014 – Truman Medical Centers (TMC) has been named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced today. Since 1994, the...

Read more

Ruth Stricklen Pullins, MA, SPHR, CLRP, …

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Shields has named Ruth Stricklen Pullins, MA, SPHR, CLRP, as TMC Chief Human Resources Officer. As Chief Human Resources Officer...

Read more

Incoming TMC President/CEO will be Charl…

Peggy Dunn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Truman Medical Centers (TMC), announced today that the incoming TMC President/CEO will be Charles W. “Charlie” Shields, currently the Chief Operating...

Read more

University Health, Downtown’s Only Frees…

University Health  (services provided by Truman Medical Centers), downtown Kansas City’s new and only freestanding outpatient specialty and surgery center, opened today with a ceremonial grand opening and ribbon-cutting. University...

Read more

TMC is the Only Recognized Lymphedema Tr…

TMC Hospital Hill is the only National Lymphedema Network (NLN) Affiliated Clinic in the Kansas City region. A NLN Affiliated clinic designation means TMC has certified lymphedema therapists that treat patients...

Read more

Truman Medical Centers WIC Earns Loving …

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program recently earned the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutritional Service’s Loving Support Award of Excellence – Gold...

Read more