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Gerard J. Grimaldi
Vice President, Health Policy and Government Relations
Gerard J. Grimaldi, Kansas City, is Vice President of Health Policy &
Government Relations for Truman Medical Centers. In this capacity, he is
responsible for government relations activities and strategies at the
federal, state, and local level; government grants and managed care.
Grimaldi currently serves on the MO HealthNet Oversight Committee. He is
an active leader in local, state, and national hospital and health care
organizations and is a past chair of the Government Relations Committee
of the National Association of Public Hospitals. In 2005, he was a key
strategist in the successful campaign for Kansas City, Missouri funding
for health care and emergency services and for its successful
renewal in 2013 that achieved a 76 percent Yes vote.
His civic and community leadership includes serving on the Board of
Directors of the Downtown Council. Grimaldi is a past chair of the
Jackson County Community Mental Health Levy Board of Trustees, the
Bannister Federal Complex Community Advisory Panel and the Kansas City
Previously, Grimaldi was Kaiser Permanente’s Vice President, Strategy
and Human Resources in the Kansas City market. Early in his career,
Grimaldi was a U.S. House of Representatives District Director and U.S.
Senate aide. in those roles he played a key role in numerous economic
development, health care, and other projects in Western Missouri. A
Kansas City native, Grimaldi graduated from the University of Missouri –
Columbia School of Journalism. Grimaldi and his wife, Julie, are the
proud parents of four children.