Truman Medical Centers http://kcur.org en Truman Med Breaks Ground On New Hospital Hill Outpatient Center http://kcur.org/post/truman-med-breaks-ground-new-hospital-hill-outpatient-center <p>Truman Medical Centers' new outpatient center will provide a range of medical services beyond the acute care for which the system is best known.</p><p>At a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday morning, Truman President and CEO John Bluford&nbsp;said the center — a four-story, 90,0000-square-foot building at Truman's Hospital Hill campus costing $29 million —&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">was a symbol of the alliance between Truman and its physician partners.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:01:56 +0000 Alex Smith 58044 at http://kcur.org Truman Med Breaks Ground On New Hospital Hill Outpatient Center Truman Medical Centers Names New CEO http://kcur.org/post/truman-medical-centers-names-new-ceo <p>An executive with TMC Lakewood has been chosen to succeed John W.&nbsp;Bluford III as president and CEO of Truman Medical Centers. &nbsp;</p><p>Charles W. "Charlie" Shields, currently the chief operating officer of TMC&nbsp;Lakewood, part of the&nbsp;TMC Health System, &nbsp;will replace Bluford, who is retiring in July.&nbsp;</p><p>Shields, a former Missouri state representative and senator, served as president pro tem of the Missouri Senate in 2009. Before joining the TMC system, he was with Heartland Health in St. Joseph.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:59:16 +0000 Dan Margolies & Mike Sherry 55009 at http://kcur.org Truman Medical Centers Names New CEO Truman Medical Centers CEO John Bluford To Retire In July http://kcur.org/post/truman-medical-centers-ceo-john-bluford-retire-july <p></p><p>Truman Medical Centers announced Friday that CEO John Bluford will retire this summer after 15 years in the position.</p><p>His retirement is effective July 18, according to a news release. Bluford turns 65 on May 1.</p><p>Bluford is working with a committee that includes TMC board members and appointees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine on details of his departure and transition efforts, according to the release.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:15:06 +0000 Mike Sherry 51625 at http://kcur.org Truman Medical Centers CEO John Bluford To Retire In July Voters Renew Health Levy, Strike Down Anti-Nuke Measure http://kcur.org/post/voters-renew-health-levy-strike-down-anti-nuke-measure <p>Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, struck down a measure in Tuesday's election that would have prohibited the city from giving incentives to companies that make parts for nuclear weapons. Voters lent their support, on the other hand, to renewing a property tax that funds neighborhood health clinics, ambulance services and Truman Medical Center. Voters also favored a ballot measure requiring that most nonprofits pay an existing city hotel convention tax. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 05:37:26 +0000 Elana Gordon 34488 at http://kcur.org Voters Renew Health Levy, Strike Down Anti-Nuke Measure Health Tax Renewal Goes Before Voters Tuesday http://kcur.org/post/health-tax-renewal-goes-voters-tuesday <p>Kansas City has long supported health services for people without insurance or a means to pay. This is primarily done through a health levy, or property tax, that brings in about $50 million annually. A portion of that tax will soon expire. Renewing it is now up for a popular vote this Tuesday. It’s <a href="https://www.kceb.org/useruploads/Sample_Ballots/04_13_sample_ballot_FINAL.pdf">Question 1</a> on the ballot. Despite all the contention around health policies and spending right now, there doesn’t appear to be much opposition to the local measure. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:23:03 +0000 Elana Gordon 34198 at http://kcur.org Health Tax Renewal Goes Before Voters Tuesday Full Council To Take Up Health Levy Today http://kcur.org/post/full-council-take-health-levy-today <p>Kansas City’s health levy has long funded ambulance services and other care for residents without insurance or a means to pay. A portion of that levy is temporary, and it expires next year.</p><p>While much has changed since the levy was first introduced, city leaders and proponents of the tax are pushing to renew that temporary portion for nine more years. The full council is slated to take up the <a href="http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/liveweb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=0IiPTj1eTbmqjvO4KOK8JBRNjT5vfilzo7Lk%2btSuqxHy8HusiLMVZ10GUlSmXmnYf9bWl4FP%2f3vEg%2bhjLevS3w%3d%3d">proposed renewal</a> later today, and doing so could pave the way for a popular vote on the tax this spring.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:11:11 +0000 Elana Gordon 30540 at http://kcur.org Full Council To Take Up Health Levy Today First Big Macs, Now Cola: Local Hospitals Slim Down Menus http://kcur.org/post/first-big-macs-now-cola-local-hospitals-slimming-down-menus <p>Families, patients and staff members craving a Coke at Children’s Mercy Hospital will soon have to find their fix elsewhere.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:36:16 +0000 Elana Gordon 27118 at http://kcur.org First Big Macs, Now Cola: Local Hospitals Slim Down Menus Local Hospital Bids Goodbye To Big Macs: McDonald's To Close At Truman http://kcur.org/post/local-hospital-bids-goodbye-big-macs-mcdonalds-close-truman <p>The days of buying a Big Mac at one of Kansas City’s main hospitals are numbered. After two decades in operation, the McDonald’s at Truman Medical Centers' main city campus is slated to close Friday, November 2.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 04:23:33 +0000 Elana Gordon 26471 at http://kcur.org Local Hospital Bids Goodbye To Big Macs: McDonald's To Close At Truman Unique Grocery Store Rolls Into Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/unique-grocery-store-rolls-kansas-city <p>People living in parts of Kansas City that aren&rsquo;t near a big grocery store now have another food option. But it&rsquo;s not your typical grocery store, and it&rsquo;s not run by your typical vendor. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:44:25 +0000 Elana Gordon 21226 at http://kcur.org Unique Grocery Store Rolls Into Kansas City City's Health Care Tax Under Review http://kcur.org/post/citys-health-care-tax-under-review <p>Residents of Kansas City have long financed public health, ambulance and indigent health services through a property tax which last year, brought in nearly $50 million.</p><p> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:47:35 +0000 Elana Gordon 16007 at http://kcur.org City's Health Care Tax Under Review