John W. Bluford III

John W. Bluford III

John W. Bluford III

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Career Highlights

University Physician Associates
Truman Medical Centers
Hennepin County Medical Cente

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Executive Medical Director, University Physician Associates at Truman Medical Centers

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Chancellor at University of Missouri - Kansas City

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Chair of Emergency/Physician at University Physician Associates

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Professor & Chair, Community & Family Medicine Department at University of Missouri-Kansas City - School of Medicine

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Evergy, Inc.

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Member, Executive Committee of "Wild About Harry" Event at The Harry S. Truman Library Institute

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Academic Chair, Surgery at University of Missouri-Kansas City - School of Medicine

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Staff Physician at University Physician Associates

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Dean Emerita at University of Missouri-Kansas City - School of Medicine

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Delta Dental of Minnesota

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John W. Bluford III
Education
Class of 1981

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

MBA
Class of 1975

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

BA
Class of 1971

Fisk University Barely six months after the end of the Civil War, and just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, three men — John Ogden, the Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, and the Reverend Edward P. Smith — established the Fisk School in Nashville, named in honor of General Clinton B. Fisk of the Tennessee Freedmens Bureau, who provided the new institution with facilities in former Union Army barracks near the present site of Nashvilles Union Station. In these facilities Fisk convened its first classes on January 9, 1866. The first students ranged in age from seven to seventy, but shared common experiences of slavery and poverty — and an extraordinary thirst for learning. In 1954, Fisk became the first, private, black college accredited for its music programs by the National Association of Schools of Music. Today, Fisk also holds memberships in the American Association of Schools of Music, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Its department of chemistry is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society. Fisk is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States and is approved for teacher certification purposes by the State of Tennessee Department of Education. Today, Fisk is recognized nationally for its ability to produce young leaders. Specifically, Fisk has received multiple awards for our traditional capacity to put students, many of whom are the first generation of their families to enroll in higher education, on the pathway to academic success. In the last three academic years, Fisk has been recognized for its success in graduating students by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Princeton Review’s Best 368 Colleges, US News & World Report, and Washington Monthly. The consistent theme throughout those accolades is that Fisk excels among all liberal arts schools in the nation in terms of research, service learning opportunities and its work to aid the social mobility of 1st generation college students

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2014

Truman Medical Centers is a two-hospital, not-for-profit health system located in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm's downtown location, TMC Hospital Hill, is specialty care in Kansas City, operates the adult emergency department in the city and has one of the top Level 1 trauma centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The company's suburban hospital, TMC Lakewood, is located near Lee's Summit and provides a range of specialty and outpatient services.Truman Medical Centers has received top clinical quality ratings from University Health System Consortium (UHC) in the areas of patient safety, performance improvement and adult ICU care. TMC has also been named a top performer in heart attack and heart failure care by the Missouri Medical Quality Initiative program; one of 'America's Best Hospitals' for asthma treatment by U.S. News and World Report; a 'Top 100 Hospital' by Solucient for rating among the highest in improved patient outcomes and financial performance; a 'Most Wired Hospital' by Hospitals and Health Networks; and along with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, received the designation of National Center of Excellence in Women's Health by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Hennepin County Medical Center is Minnesota’s premier system of primary care and retail clinics with many nationally recognized programs and specialties located throughout Hennepin County. In 2007, the legacy system was replaced with fully integrated electronic health record software from EPIC Systems

Founder
1983 - 1999

A health maintenance organization (HMO) is an organization that provides or arranges managed care for health insurance, self-funded health care benefit plans, individuals, and other entities in the United States and acts as a liaison with health care providers (hospitals, doctors, etc.) on a prepaid basis.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Summit Bank of Kansas City operates as state chartered commercial bank. It offers personal banking, personal loans, fraud protection, preventing and managing overdraft fees, business and commercial lending, remote deposits and online banking. The company was founded on November 18, 2005 and is headquartered in Lee's Summit, MO.

Secretary, Board of Trustees
Current

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, coeducational, historically black, research university.

Director
Current

Provide leadership to help business grow and Kansas City prosper - making KC the best place to live, work, start a business and grow a business. . Assist our members in becoming smarter, more visible, and better connected.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Truly a university without boundaries, Western Governors University is a nonprofit online university founded and supported by 19 U.S. governors. At no other time in the history of higher education have the governors of several states joined together to create a university. The idea for WGU was born in 1995 at a bipartisan meeting of the Western Governors Association (hence our "western" name). Going into the meeting, the chair of the association—Utah governor Mike Leavitt—had the foresight to realize that distance learning technologies had the power to tackle one of the western states’ most pressing problems: rapid population growth confronted by limited public funds for educational services. The governors decided then and there to create their own university. They agreed that this new university would make maximum use of distance learning technologies, would be collaborative among the western member states, and would use competencies rather than seat time as the measure of its outcomes. Designing an Online University To do this, the governors enlisted the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to help design the newly envisioned university. Five themes remained central to the effort: Responsiveness to employment and societal needs. A focus on competency-based education. Expanding access. Cost-effectiveness. Development of a technology infrastructure. WGU was chartered in 1996, was incorporated as a private, nonprofit university in 1997, and began accepting students in 1999. An Online University with a Mission WGU is very mission driven. Created to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU’s mission has remained one of helping hardworking adults meet their educational goals and improve their career opportunities. To fulfill the mission, the founding governors also insisted that WGU be affordable, flexible, and student-focused. Hence, WGU strives to serve as many students as possible—including minorities, first-generation college students, those with modest incomes, and others whose lives or geographic locations do not allow them to attend traditional, campus-based colleges. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving more than 38,000 students from all 50 states, yet remains non-bureaucratic and innovative. It continues to receive praise for its academic model and to enhance its reputation with employers for the emphasis on graduating highly competent professionals. Additional Information The Myths about Online Learning Even though online learning is growing dramatically and becoming more and more accepted among employers and academia, there are still opinions—really, myths—about online education that linger in some people’s minds

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$500 - $999
2012

Hennepin County Medical Center is Minnesota’s premier system of primary care and retail clinics with many nationally recognized programs and specialties located throughout Hennepin County. In 2007, the legacy system was replaced with fully integrated electronic health record software from EPIC Systems

$500 - $999
2011

Hennepin County Medical Center is Minnesota’s premier system of primary care and retail clinics with many nationally recognized programs and specialties located throughout Hennepin County. In 2007, the legacy system was replaced with fully integrated electronic health record software from EPIC Systems

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Representative from Missouri's 5th Congressional District

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