PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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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.

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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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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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

2022 PHASE II INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS

Advocate Aurora Health:
Downers Grove, IL

Atlantic Health System; Morristown, New Jersey

America’s Essential Hospitals:
Washington, DC

Carilion Clinic:
Roanoke, VA

Duke University Hospital;
Durham, NC

GEHA:
Lee’s Summit, MO

Health Forward Foundation: Kansas City, MO

Novant Health System;
Charlotte, NC

Quest Diagnostics:
Secaucus, NJ

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City;
Kansas City, MO

Saint Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute:
Overland Park, KS

Stowers Institute for Medical Research:
Kansas City, MO

The University of Kansas Cancer Center;
Kansas City, KS

The University of Kansas Health System:
Kansas City, KS

University Health: Kansas City, MO

University Hospitals:
Cleveland, OH

PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS

America’s Essential Hospitals; Washington D.C.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.; Raleigh, NC
Atrium Health; Charlotte, NC
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City; Kansas City, MO
Catholic Health Initiatives; Englewood, CO
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, GA
Cerner Corporation; Kansas City, MO
Children’s Mercy Hospital, MO; Kansas City, MO
CHRISTUS Health; Irving, TX
Cone Health; Greensboro, TN
Delta Dental of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN
Desert Regional Medical Center; Palm Springs, CA
Henry Ford Health System; Detroit, MI
INTEGRIS Health; Oklahoma City, OK
JE Dunn Construction; Kansas City, MO
John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital; St. Petersburg, FL
KentuckyOne Health; Louisville, KY
Maryland Hospital Association; Elkridge, MD
Regional One Health; Memphis, TN
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center; Kansas City, MO
Swope Health Services; Kansas City, MO
Truman Medical Centers; Kansas City, MO
University of Kansas Health System; Kansas City, KS
Walgreens at Truman Medical Center Health Science District; Kansas City, MO
Amgen: Thousand Oaks, IL
BJC Healthcare: St. Louis, MO
CulturaLink LLC: Norcross, GA
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: Kansas City, MO
Hennepin Health: Minneapolis, MN
Netsmart Technologies: Overland Park, KS
Polsinelli: Washington DC
The Hospitals of Providence: El Paso, TX

SPEAKERS

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Deanna Banks

Principal
Furst Group

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

Associate Director for Community Partnerships for College of Arts and Sciences and Professor
Florida Gulf Coast University

Lloyd Dean

Lloyd Dean

CEO, CommonSpirit Health

Melinda Estes, MD

Melinda Estes, MD

President and CEO, Saint Luke’s Health System
Former Chairman of the Board of American Hospital Association

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Joan Evans

Executive coach and consultant
Retired Cone Health executive

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Esther George

President and Chief Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN

President, American Nursing Association

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Patrice Harris, MD, MHA

Former President, American Medical Association and CEO, eMed Digital Healthcare

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Jacqueline Herd, DNP, RN, FACHE

Chief Clinical Officer, Odyssey Clinical Leadership Consulting, LLC

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Julius W. Hobson, Jr.

Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

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Chemu K. Lang’at, EMBA, MSBE

Vice President Quality and Regulatory
Best Buy Health

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Richard Pollack

President and CEO
American Hospital Association

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Marcella Riley, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident
Orlando Health

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Yolanda Robles

Founder
Culturalink, LLC

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Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH

President and CEO
America’s Essential Hospitals

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Maureen Swick, PhD, MSN, RN

Senior Vice President and Enterprise Nurse Executive
Atrium Health

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Nicholas Tejeda, MHSA

Group Chief Executive Officer
The Hospitals of Providence

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Qiana Thomason

President and CEO
Health Forward Foundation

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Michael Valentine

CEO
Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

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Eugene Woods

President and CEO
Atrium health

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Rodney Young

President and CEO
Delta Dental of Minnesota

FORMER SPEAKERS

Paul Black
Chief Executive Officer
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

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

Carmela Coyle
President and Chief Executive Officer
California Hospital Association

Wright L. Lassiter, III
President and Chief Executive Officer
Henry Ford Health System

Kevin Lofton, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Initiatives

Patricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ascension Healthcare

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)

Sly James
The Office of the Mayor
Kansas City, MO

Ian Morrison
Author, consultant, and futurist

OTHER FEATURED SPEAKERS

Asher, Dianne, LCSW, LCAC, LSCSW: Director, Workforce Development, University Health Behavioral Health
Azan, Andrew: Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions
Beard, Nikki, PHR: Director of Strategic Nursing Initiatives, Saint Luke’s Healthcare System
Billingsley, Mary Jean, MEd: President and Founder, Lasting Impressions, LLC
Butler, Marshaun: Vice President and Administrator, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City Crittenton Children’s Center
Cardenas, Mitzi: Executive Chief Administration Officer, University Health
Carolina, Marvin: Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Chow, Valerie, MD: Retired Chair of Anesthesiology, Truman Medical Center-Lakewood
Donawa, Niki: Chief Community Relations Officer, University Health
Duncan, Melissa: Senior Director, Laboratory Operations – Great Midwest Region, Quest Diagnostics
Edwards, Tammy: Senior Vice President of Community Engagement and Inclusion | Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Esselman, Mary, EdD: Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Operation Breakthrough
Freese, Sharon, MSW, RN: Chief Operating Officer, University Health Behavioral Health
Gardner, Garrett: Founder and President, FULL VOICE
Matthew C. Gratton, MD: Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center, University Health
Grimaldi, Gerard: Chief Health Policy Government Relations Officer, University Health
Hamilton, Doug: Vice President, Laboratory Operations – Great Midwest Region, Quest Diagnostics
Hendricks, Andrea, EdD: Senior Executive Director and Chief Diversity Inclusion Officer, Cerner
Huckaba, Nancy: Associate Vice President, CBIZ Talent and Compensation Solutions, EFL Associates
Jackson-Leathers, Gloria: Vice President, Kansas City Civic, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Jamal, Naiomi, MD, MPH: Chief Medical Officer, Swope Health
Jones, Marvia, PhD, MPH: Director of Health, City of Kansas City, MO Health Department
Jones, Rob: Chief Technology Officer, University Health
Justus, Jolie, JD: General Counsel, University Health
Krohn, Megan, DDS: Executive Vice President, Dental Services, Swope Health
Miller, Mark: Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Swope Health
Mitchell, Patrick, MBA: Vice President Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Newton, Nikki: President Private Wealth Management, UMB Bank
Porter, Walter: Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Ravin, Jeron, JD: President and Chief Executive Officer, Swope Health
Reyna, Bonnie M, MPH, MsED: Director, Quest for Health Equity
Rhone, Janet: Manager, Healthy Harvest Mobile Market, University Health
Steele, Mark, MD: Executive Chief Clinical Officer, University Health
Williams, Roger C., Jr., EdD: Retired Educator
Wilson, Jacque, RN, CPXP: Corporate Patient Experience Officer, University Health
Wisdom, Stacy: System Director, Talent Development, Human Resources, The University of Kansas Health System
 Zweerink, Scott: Corporate Director, Pharmacy Services, University Health