PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 

PHASE I & PHASE II

PHASE I & PHASE II

The Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute occurs in two phases. During Phase I in Kansas City, MO, scholars participate in a two week overview to healthcare leadership and policies from leading executives in the field. Upon successful completion of Phase I, scholars are awarded a stipend and travel reimbursement. Based upon their performance during Phase I, scholars may be selected to participate the following summer in Phase II, a 10 to 12 week paid internship in a premier healthcare environment or association where they are exposed to the development and execution of health policies by the C-Suite.

EXPECTATIONS

EXPECTATIONS

Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute (BHLI) Scholar Expectations
• Maintain executive presence throughout the Institute
• Complete self-assessments and inventories
• Interact with speakers, other program participants, and healthcare partners during onsite visits
• Participate in group activities including the development and delivery of a final presentation on a healthcare topic at the Institute’s closing ceremony
• Complete all reading assignments
• Submit a reflective paper about the BHLI experience and its impact.

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HEALTHCARE TOPICS

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

Leadership and Healthcare Topics
• Traits and skills of an effective leader
• Leadership styles and assessment of personal leadership style
• Critical thinking/ systems thinking/ conceptual skills
• Ethics and integrity
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Health law
• Public policy
• Health disparities
• Public health
• Behavioral health
• Socio-economic determinants of heath
• Equity of care
• Key responsibilities of a hospital administrator
• Hospital administration in varying hospital and healthcare environments (for-profit, faith-based, safety net, community health centers, etc.)
• Nursing leadership
• Pharmacist’s role in healthcare

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DAILY SCHEDULE

DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30am - Scholars Depart for Venue/Breakfast

8:30am to 11:30am - Presentation(s)

11:30am to 12:30pm - Lunch

12:30pm to 2:30pm - Presentation/Field Trip/Leadership Activity/Critical Thinking Activity/Personal Inventory

3:00pm to 5:00pm - Field Trip/Leadership Activity/Critical Thinking Activity/Personal Inventory

5:30pm - Dinner

6:30pm - Work on Final Project or Group Evening Activity

PHASE I PROGRAM VENUES

PHASE I PROGRAM VENUES

Programming for the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute will be organized throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area at the following partnering sites: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kauffman Conference Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Polsinelli, PC, Bloch School of Management at University of Missouri- Kansas City, Cerner Corporation, Operation Breakthrough, Quest Diagnostics, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Swope Health Services, Kansas City Health Department, and Truman Medical Centers.

KANSAS CITY

KANSAS CITY

Kansas City is a dynamic metropolis backed by a vibrant arts scene, world-class attractions, and an eclectic mix of shops. The city is home to pro sports teams including the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting KC.

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS

All scholars will be housed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The University offers suite-style residence halls within easy walking distance to Swinney Recreation Center, the Country Club Plaza, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Internet service will be provided. Scholars are required to bring personal laptop computers.


2018 PHASE II INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS

America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all. Since 1981, AEH has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help its members ensure access to care.

BJC Healthcare

BJC Healthcare

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, serving metro St. Louis, mid-Missouri and Southern Illinois. BJC includes two nationally recognized academic hospitals – Barnes–Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, which are both affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine.

Cone Health

Cone Health

Cone Health is an integrated not-for-profit network of health care providers serving the communities of North Carolina. The organization’s tagline – “The Network for Exceptional Care” – highlights commitment to excellence, which is shared by its employees, physicians and volunteers.

Delta Dental

Delta Dental

Delta Dental of Minnesota is one of the largest providers of dental benefits in the Upper Midwest, serving 6,500 Minnesota- and North Dakota-based purchasing groups and 3.5 million members nationwide.

Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital

Duke Health conceptually integrates the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic (Duke physicians practice), and incorporates the health and health research programs within the Duke Global Health Institute.

Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. operates Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis and primary care clinics in Minneapolis on East Lake Street and in the Whittier Neighborhood and in the suburban communities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Richfield, and St. Anthony.

John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital ranks as the top pediatric hospital on Florida's west coast, according to 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospital rankings released by U.S. News & World Report in July 2018.

Novant Health

Novant Health

Novant Health is a leading healthcare provider with 15 hospitals & more than 350 physician practices offering advanced medical treatments in NC, SC and VA. The provider is committed to improving the health of its communities, one person at a time. Services provided include emergency services, pediatric emergency care, maternity care, neonatal intensive care for infants, as well as other specialized care to patients with cancer and heart disease.

Polsinelli, PC

Polsinelli, PC

Polsinelli chose to locate its Washington, D.C. office in the heart of the city with close proximity to the White House, the Capitol and the United States Congress, as well as to federal departments, regulatory agencies and the federal courts. The office is recognized for its capabilities in the area of healthcare.

Truman Medical Center

Truman Medical Center

Truman Medical Center (TMC) is Kansas City’s essential hospital and the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. TMC is the leader in the treatment of chronic diseases and high-risk pregnancy and home to an advanced Level Three NICU, a Level One trauma center, and the region’s only dedicated Sickle Cell Disease Center.

PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS


SPEAKERS

Keynote and national/local speakers include talented individuals who have made  significant impacts in their perspective industries.

Deanna Banks

Deanna Banks

Principal
Furst Group
Paul Black

Paul Black

Chief Executive Officer
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Ann Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Ann Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Dean, School of Nursing and Health Studies
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Joan Evans

Joan Evans

Executive Vice President Innovation and Transformation
Cone Health
Christina Fisher

Christina Fisher

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
American Hospital Association
Esther George

Esther George

President and Chief Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Wright L. Lassiter, III

Wright L. Lassiter, III

President and Chief Executive Officer
Henry Ford Health System
Patricia A. Maryland, Dr. PH

Patricia A. Maryland, Dr. PH

Executive Vice President, Ascension
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Healthcare
Jessica Melton, MHA

Jessica Melton, MHA

Vice President, Emergency Services & Patient Flow
Duke University Hospital
Ian Morrison, PhD, MA

Ian Morrison, PhD, MA

Author, Consultant, and Futurist
Priscilla A. Ross

Priscilla A. Ross

Senior Associate Director Federal Relations
American Hospital Association
Nicholas Tejeda

Nicholas Tejeda

Market Chief Executive Officer
The Hospitals of Providence
Cynthia Washington

Cynthia Washington

Interim President
Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

 

OTHER FEATURED SPEAKERS

  • Rex D. Archer, MD, MPH – Director of Health, City of Kansas City, MO Health Department

  • Dave Barber – President and CEO Swope Health Services

  • Todd Bechtel – Director and Solution Executive, Cerner Corporation

  • Ebonee Boyd, PharmD, AAHIVP - Onsite Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens, Truman Medical Centers-Lakewood

  • Lenny Cacchio – Vice President, Regional Wealth Planner, The Private Client Reserve of US Bank

  • Marvin Carolina – President and CEO, Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City

  • Peggy Dunn – Mayor, City of Leawood, KS

  • Mary Esselman, Ed.D. – Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Operation Breakthrough

  • Garrett Gardner – Founder and President, FULL VOICE

  • Mercedes Givens, AWMA - Vice President Wealth Advisor, Bank of Blue Valley

  • Ben Harber – Vice President Professional Services, B.E. Smith

  • Nancy Huckaba - Associate Vice President, CBIZ Talent and Compensation Solutions, EFL Associates

  • Julie Hull – Vice President Operations KC one Health Innovation Alliance

  • Michelle Keller – Vice-President, Patient Services, Swope Health Services

  • Sue Lasiter, PhD, RN - Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • Michael Roane – Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, JE Dunn Construction Company

  • Doris Rogers – Vice-President of Human Resources, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

  • Kenneth Thomas, MD – Chief Medical Officer, Swope Health Services

  • Qiana Thomason – Vice President Population Health Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTERS

 

  • Dianne Asher, LCSW, LCAC, LSCSW Director, Behavioral Health Workforce Development

  • Candice Brooks, Corporate Director, Guest Services

  • Mitzi Cardenas, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Performance Integration

  • Valerie Chow, MD, Chair of Anesthesiology, TMC Lakewood

  • William Colby, JD, General Counsel

  • Niki Donawa, Chief Community Relations Officer

  • Brett L. Ferguson, DDS, Chairman and Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Mark Steele, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer

FORMER SPEAKERS

Ruth W. Brinkley, FACHE
President
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest

Carmela Coyle
President and Chief Executive Officer
California Hospital Association

Sly James
The Office of the Mayor
Kansas City, MO

Richard (Rick) Pollack
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Hospital Association

Kevin Lofton, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives

Kathleen Sebelius
Chief Executive Officer of Sebelius Resources LLC
Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (2009-14)
Governor of the State of Kansas (2003-2009)

Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer
America’s Essential Hospitals

Eugene Woods, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Atrium Health