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 Truman Medical Centers Wins Platinum Certification for Workplace Wellness

TMC is proud to announce it has been awarded Workplace Wellness Certification from the KC Chamber’s Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Initiative. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the effort that we make, as an organization, to help keep our employees aware that their health matters,” says Truman Medical Centers President and CEO, Charlie Shields.


University Health, Downtown’s Only Freestanding Outpatient Specialty and Surgery Center Opens

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 Health, 2101 Charlotte Street, offers the latest in technology, including 3-D mammography and a state-of-the-art surgical center with capability for the most advanced surgeries including eye, orthopaedic, oral and reconstructive services. 


Joint Commission Certifications Bring Distinction to TMC Ortho Teams

TMC Lakewood has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for two joint replacement programs: Advanced Certification of Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and Certification for Total Shoulder Replacement.  


Rare Identical Newborn Triplets Born at Truman Medical Centers

From Good Morning America to the U.K’s Daily Mail to Nairobi News, the births of identical triplets is drawing international attention to Truman Medical Centers (TMC). 


Ingram’s Announces Its 2016 Class of Kansas City’s Top Doctors Thomas McCormack, Truman Medical Centers

Dr. McCormack's work, including a stretch of more than five years with a zero percent post-operative infection rate, is credited with helping TMC-Lakewood become the region’s first hospital to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee replacement programs.


Kansas City's Leading Health-Care Institutions Team Up to Create UMKC Health Sciences District

Focused on collaborative research and community outreach, downtown district is unlike any other in the nation. The newly created district combines the unique expertise and services provided by a medical center; a children’s hospital; a university and its schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry; as well as the local health department, mental health center and county medical examiner’s office.


TMC Lakewood, which was named the recipient of the 2017 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award

“This award demonstrates that our hard work, and focus on core measures pays off,” said Lynette Wheeler, Lakewood COO. “The Lakewood team can be very proud of this achievement.”


2017 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

Mitzi Cardenas, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Information Officer is named to the list of 2017 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT


Health Sciences District Run Announces UMKC Health Sciences District as Presenting Sponsor for 2018

The Health Sciences District Run has a long history with many of the healthcare providers and facilities that comprise the new UMKC Health Sciences District.


Is it a mole or skin cancer?

In the warmer months, we tend to wear clothes exposing more skin, you might notice what TMC dermatologist Paul Reicherter, MD, calls “suspicious characters,” a mole or freckle that looks different from the others or that has any characteristics of the ABCDEs of melanoma.


UH Breast Center is Staffed by Experts

The University Health Breast Center offers the gold standard of care in diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as benign conditions of the breast.


University Health On the GO! to Launch at Area Hy-Vee Stores

UPA, in collaboration with Truman Medical Centers (TMC), will launch University Health On the GO! in Spring 2016 at two Independence Hy-Vee grocery store locations (1525 East 23rd St. South and 4545 South Noland Road), giving those who live in and around Independence convenient access to affordable, walk-in medical care.  Having the clinics located in Hy-Vee stores with pharmacies means prescriptions can be filled on the spot.


Lynda Donegan, Marsha Morgan Named Heroes in Healthcare

Lynda Donegan, Vice President, Professional Health Services, and Marsha Morgan, former COO TMC Behavioral Health, were named as 2017 Heroes in Healthcare by Ingram’s magazine.

JCHD Reaches Out to Tornado Stricken Oak Grove

Days after a tornado ripped through the small town of Oak Grove, damaging nearly 500 homes, groups of volunteers began their efforts to clean up and rebuild the community. The Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) and Truman Medical Centers were two of those groups.


Truman Medical Centers Announces Expanded Strategic Relationship with Cerner

TMC and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, have formed a strategic relationship dedicated to the transformation of health care in Kansas City and across the world. By working closely, the organizations will pilot innovations using progressive health care information technology (IT). 


TMC Behavioral Health and the Kansas City Public School District To Host Kansas City Premier of “Paper Tigers”

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 Paseo Academy of the Arts from 12:30 pm to 4pm. The screening and group discussion will help to raise awareness for the national movement to develop Trauma Informed Communities and Trauma Sensitive Schools. 


Future of Nursing Starts at Truman Medical Centers

Truman Medical Centers Nursing Administration is partnering with Community Health Education and the Kansas City Public School District to launch a unique program – Pathways to Nursing.


Breaking Ground on University Health Community Care Linwood

Truman Medical Centers is thrilled to have ‘officially’ broken ground a unique partnership designed to improve Kansas City’s health and wellness. We are talking about a one-of-a-kind project: a health clinic in a Kansas City YMCA.




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