Truman Med Center announces new CEO

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Kansas City Business Journal – Brianne Pfannenstiel

Truman Medical Centers announced Wednesday that Charlie Shields will succeed the retiring John Bluford as CEO. Charlie Shields, Incoming CEO Truman Medical Centers
Shields currently is COO at TMC Lakewood.
“Charlie was a great addition to the TMC team four years ago, and I am confident that he has exactly the right mix of business savvy, people skills and political acumen to lead Truman through today’s rapidly changing healthcare landscape,” Bluford said in a statement. “When paired with our outstanding management team, I feel very good about the future of Truman Medical Centers.”
While at TMC Lakewood, Shields oversaw the addition of a new birthing center, dental coach and other new service lines.
Shields served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1991 until 2002 and as a state senator from 2002 until 2010.
“I am honored by the confidence shown in me,” Shields in a statement. “TMC is a valuable community asset, a great place to work and most important, a great place to receive care. We have a tremendously talented medical staff, dedicated employees, loyal volunteers and a board of outstanding community leaders. I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to help lead this organization.”