A Conversation with John Bluford

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Retiring Truman Medical Centers CEO John Bluford joins Library Director Crosby Kemper III for  a public conversation about the transformation of an urban hospital into one of the premier healthcare facilities in Kansas City.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library

John Bluford, the chief executive officer of Truman Medical Centers, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the most influential people in health care. As he prepares to retire after 15 years at Truman, he looks back on his career and ahead to the future in a public conversation with Library Director Crosby Kemper III.

Bluford has overseen major improvements in cardiology, radiology, emergency, diabetes, and operating facilities in his tenure at Truman, and he established the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute. He served as chairman of the American Hospital Association, National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and the Missouri Hospital Association.

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