February 21, 2014 10:52 AM

John W. Bluford III will retire July 18 as CEO of Truman Medical Centers

Bluford, who turns 65 on May 1, has been at Truman since 1999. During that time he has earned national acclaim for hospital management and community health initiatives. He also has taken on a variety of civic duties, including serving a year as chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

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