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Honors & Awards

2012

Becker's Hospital Review

  • 40 of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare - John W. Bluford

Ingram's Magazine

  • Hereos in Healthcare - John W. Bluford
  • Hereos in Healthcare - Dr. William Jennigs

Kansas City Business Journal

  • Healthiest Employers Top 3- 3500 Employees and above - Truman Medical Centers

Kansas City Business Magazine

  • Top 10 Companies of the Year - "Employee Empowerment"

Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America

  • Project of the Year by a General Contractor ($1 million to $5 million) - Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health Relocation
    Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health Relocation
    Rau Construction Company - Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health Relocation.

Modern Health Magazine

  • Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare - John W. Bluford

National Minority Quality Forum

  • Booker T. Washington Award for leading the way toward a healthier Kansas City community through patient-centered and community-based programs that empower patients to make the best health care choices and become their own advocates for a healthier life.
2011

American Hospital Association

  • TMC President/CEO John W. Bluford, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Full Employment Council of Kansas City

  • TMC named Outstanding Business Partner of the Year

Kansas City Prisms presented by the Public Relations Society of America

  • Silver Award - Internet Communications - FromSeparateToEqual.org

  • Silver Award - Special Projects - From Separate To Equal: The Creation of Truman Medical Centers

Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine

  • Health care's Most Wired Winner

Kellogg School of Management

  • TMC President/CEO John W. Bluford awarded the Laure G. Jackson Award for Exceptional Leadership in the Healthcare Industry

Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce

  • TMC Lakewood Counseling Service named Business of the Year (15+ employees)

National Football League (NFL)

  • The NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs presented TMC Vice President of Community Engagement CiCi Rojas with the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Each NFL team named one recipient.

Nonprofit Connect

  • TMC President/CEO John W. Bluford named Nonprofit Professional of the Year
2010

Missouri Association for Healthcare Quality

  • Shauna Roberts, MD, received the 2010 Distinguished Quality Professional Award

Kansas City Prisms presented by the Public Relations Society of America

  • Silver Award - Internet Communications - FashionForACauseKC.org

  • Silver Award - Video - TMC Center for Sleep Health TV Commercial

Ingram's Magazine

  • TMC Lakewood Volunteer JR Foster was named a 2010 Hero in Healthcare.
  • Shadrach Smith, MD, was named a 2010 Top Doctor
  • Charlie Shields, TMC Lakewood COO, was named a 2010 Rainmaker
2008-2009

American Hospital Association

  • TMC President/CEO John Bluford named Chair-elect. He will become Chairman in 2011.

Kansas City Prisms presented by the Public Relations Society of America

  • TMC Public Relations and Marketing was awarded one Prism and three Silver Awards at the 2009 KC Prisms presented by the Public Relations Society of America

    • Prism Award - Community Relations - Introducing Lifestyle, Fashion For A Cause

    • Silver Award - Annual Report - Engaging Kansas City, the 2009 TMC Community Benefit Report

    • Silver Award - Direct Mail - A Treasure Map to find a Community Hidden Jewel

    • Silver Award - Social Media - Fashioning a Facebook for Fashion for a Cause

Kansas City Business Journal

  • TMC CFO Allen Johnson named 2009 "CFO of the Year" among large nonprofit organizations in Kansas City

Kansas City Business Magazine/Midwest CEO

  • TMC named one of the 2009 "Top Companies" by the magazine. TMC was awarded the "Lifestyle Award"

Ingram's Magazine

  • TMC named one of 2009's "Best Companies to Work For" among large companies in Kansas City
  • Dr. Steve Griffith was named a 2008 Top Doc
  • Melissa Curtice was named a 2008 Hero in Healthcare

State of Missouri

  • TMC's Patient Navigator program honored in 2008 by the Governor of Missouri for its exemplary role in guiding breast cancer patients through diagnosis and treatment.

Missouri Hospital Association

  • TMC President/CEO John Bluford received 2009 Distinguished Service Award
  • TMC President/CEO John Bluford was also named Chair of Board of Directors in 2005, and he received the Visionary Leadership Award in 2003

National Association of Public Hospitals

  • Project WISDOM: Wellness Integrated Services Directed to Older Mature Adults Program selected for the 2009 NAPH President's Vulnerable Population Award.
  • StartRight/Teen MOMs: Received and honorable mention in the 2008 NAPH Safety Net Awards in the Patient Centered Care Category.
2007

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • TMC Hospital Hill won the 2007 HRSA Medal of Honor for Organ Donation, which is part of the HHS Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative. It pairs the hospitals having the highest number of eligible/potential donors with their local organ procurement organization to implement best practices in organ donation.

National Association of Public Hospitals

  • Safety Net Award Honorable Mention, Reducing Health Care Disparities, "Improving Interpretation Services for Spanish- speaking OB/GYN Patients"
2006

Modern Healthcare Magazine

  • TMC President/CEO John Bluford named one of Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare

Harmony NCCJ

  • TMC President/CEO John Bluford named "Distinguished Citizen" for 2006

Mid-America Minority Business Development Council

  • TMC received "Contract Award Recognition" at May 2006 Business Opportunity Fair

Modern Healthcare Magazine

  • TMC President/CEO John Bluford named #33 of the year's "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare"
2005

National Association of Public Hospitals (NAPH)

  • Award for Accountability and Excellence, Honorable Mention

University Health System Consortium (UHS)

  • TMC in top five academic medical institutions among 83 UHC members in benchmarking study examining patient safety, mortality rates, effectiveness of care, cost efficiency and financial strength.

  • TMC also received clinical quality ratings in patient safety, performance improvement and select measures for adults in intensive care units
  • TMC was named a top performer in Performance Improvement

Missouri Hospital Association / Missouri Association of Directors of Volunteer Services

  • TMC Lakewood Long Term Care Center Adopt-A-Resident Program, Award for Excellence

Minority Enterprise Development Corporation

  • TMC recognized as "Corporation of the Year" for 2005

Ingram's Magazine Honors Kansas City's Top Doctors

  • Dr. Daryl Thompson, Neurology
  • Dr. Matthew Gratton, Emergency Medicine
2004

Minority Suppliers Council

  • TMC President/CEO John Bluford named "CEO Advocate of the Year"

Solucient

  • TMC Lakewood named a Top 100 Hospital with highest rates of improved patient outcomes and financial performance

Kansas City Business Committee for the Arts

  • Partnership Award for the TMC Center for the Healing Arts

Primaris, Missouri's Medicare Quality Improvement Group

  • TMC Lakewood Pavilion and TMC Raytown Family Medical Care physicians awarded "Gold Status"

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City) School of Medicine / TMC designated National Center of Excellence in Women's Health
2003

Susan Brockman Bell Humanitarian Award

  • TMC Hospital Hill Oncology Nurses

The Quality Initiative: A Public Resource on Hospital Performance

  • "Hospital Performance in Missouri: How Often Hospitals Provide Currently Recommended Care for Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Pneumonia" top scores

American Diabetes Association

  • Education Recognition Certificate for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education

U.S. News & World Report

  • TMC Hospital Hill named a Top Hospital for Asthma

Kansas City Metropolitan Alliance for Adult Learning

  • Top Rung Award for TMC Corporate Academy

 

 

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