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.

PHASE II INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS

Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey and one of the leading non-profit health care systems in the state, is committed to creating a Trusted Network of Caring®.
Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System

Carolinas HealthCare System is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and one of the most comprehensive, not-for-profit systems in the country.
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.
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, a Charlotte hospital, provides 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.
Swope Health Services

Swope Health Services

Swope Health Services provides primary health care and behavioral health services throughout Greater Kansas City. We are a patient-centered medical home, nationally recognized by NCQA for our commitment to an integrated model of health care.
Truman Medical Center

Truman Medical Center

Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill is Kansas City’s only downtown hospital. We are the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.
University of Kansas Hospital

University of Kansas Hospital

The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We offer more options for patients with serious conditions because of our expertise and leadership in medical research and education.
Walgreens Pharmacy

Walgreens Pharmacy

Walgreens, the Pharmacy America Trusts, is on site at TMC Hospital Hill to offer you easy access to medications, personalized pharmacy care and services to help ease the transition from hospital to home.

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
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
Gyasi Chisley, MHA, MBA, PMP, FACHE

Gyasi Chisley, MHA, MBA, PMP, FACHE

Senior Vice President
UnitedHealthcare
Steven Collens, MBA

Steven Collens, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
MATTER
Joan Evans

Joan Evans

Executive Vice President Innovation and Transformation
Cone Health
Esther George

Esther George

President and Chief Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS

Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS

Director, Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Julius W. Hobson, Jr.

Julius W. Hobson, Jr.

Senior Policy Advisor
Polsinelli, PC
Sly James

Sly James

The Office of the Mayor
Kansas City, MO
Kevin Lofton, FACHE

Kevin Lofton, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives
Viola Lyles

Viola Lyles

Mayor Pro Tem
Charlotte, NC
Jessica Melton, MHA

Jessica Melton, MHA

Vice President, Emergency Services & Patient Flow
Duke University Hospital
Scott Pulsipher, MBA

Scott Pulsipher, MBA

President
Western Governors University (WGU)
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH

Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH

President and Chief Executive Officer
America’s Essential Hospitals
Marc D. Smith, PhD

Marc D. Smith, PhD

Bishop's Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention and Priest Associate
Missouri Hospital Association President and CEO (1998-2010)
University City, MO
Joe Wilkins, FACHE

Joe Wilkins, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer
Atlantic Health System

 

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

  • 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

  • Andrew Daniels – Staffing Specialist, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

  • Peggy Dunn – Mayor, City of Leawood, KS

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

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

  • Nancy Huckaba - Associate Vice President, EFL Associates

  • Julie Hull – Vice President, KC one, Cerner Corporation

  • Sylvester James – Mayor, City of Kansas City, MO

  • 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

  • Cynthia Russell, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor School of Nursing and Health Studies , University of Missouri-Kansas City

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

  • Qiana Thomason – Vice President, Clinical Operations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City

  • Frank Thompson, MS – HIV Service Manager, City of Kansas City, MO Health Department

  • Roger C. Williams, Jr., Ed. D. – Educator and Community Leader

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTERS

 

  • 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

  • Sharon Freese, Chief Operating Officer, Behavioral Health

  • Charlie Shields, President and CEO

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

  • Jacque Wilson, RN, Corporate Patient Experience Officer

FORMER SPEAKERS

Ruth W. Brinkley, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Operations, Catholic Health Initiatives
President and Chief Executive Officer, KentuckyOne Health
Carmela Coyle
President and Chief Executive Officer
Maryland Hospital Association
Wright L. Lassiter III
Chief Executive Officer
Henry Ford Health System
Richard (Rick) Pollack
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Hospital Association
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)
Nicholas Tejeda, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Hospitals of Providence Transmountain
Eugene Woods, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Carolinas HealthCare