August 30, 2014 12:17 PM ET

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Company Overview of Truman Medical Center, Inc.

Company Overview

Truman Medical Center, Inc. owns and operates hospitals in Kansas City, Missouri. It offers outpatient specialty care, trauma care, adult emergency, heart attack and heart failure care, asthma treatment, women's health, acute care, Bariatric, diabetes, obstetrics, ophthalmology, weight management, rehabilitation, and geriatrics services. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

2301 Holmes Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

United States

Founded in 1962





Key Executives for Truman Medical Center, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Information officer and Vice President
Senior Vice President
Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Leader of Tmc Lakewood
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Truman Medical Center, Inc. Key Developments

Truman Medical Centers Announces Management Changes

Truman Medical Centers announced that Charlie Shields will succeed the retiring John Bluford as CEO. Shields currently is COO at TMC Lakewood. While at TMC Lakewood, Shields oversaw the addition of a new birthing center, dental coach and other new service lines.

Truman Medical Centers Announces Retirement of John Bluford III as President and CEO, Effective from July 18, 2014

John Bluford III, president and CEO of Truman Medical Centers, announced his retirement on February 21, 2014. After serving in that role for 15 years, Bluford's retirement will become effective July 18. Bluford said he plans to remain in the Kansas City area and will continue participate on various boards as well as mentor future health care leaders through the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute, which he created in 2013.

Ethan Taylo Files Class Action against Truman Medical Center for Billing Dispute

On July 3, 2012, Ethan Taylor was in a car crash that sent him into surgery at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. He racked up more than $23,000 in medical bills that he assumed would be sent to Aetna, his health insurance carrier. But Truman refused to submit the bill to Taylor's insurance provider and instead went after Taylor personally, according to a new class action suit filed against Truman in Jackson County Circuit Court. He argues that hospitals are contractually obligated to submit those bills to patients' health insurance providers, but hospitals claim they are within their legal rights to assert those liens. In Burgess' case against Saint Luke's, the trial court originally ruled in favor of the hospital. But the Missouri Court of Appeals remanded the case, ruling that the plaintiff's contract with her health insurance provider extinguished her debt to the hospital, and that a lien cannot be asserted where there is no debt to be paid. That case is continuing to make its way through the courts.

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