U.S. Surgeon General Addresses Measles, Vaccines, Violence and What He Learned in Kansas City

January 29, 2015

KANSAS CITY, KAN.— United States Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A brought his national listening tour to the University of Kansas Medical Center on Thursday.

Officials from The University of Kansas Hospital and the Medical Center joined other community leaders in reporting to Dr. Murthy what health programs in the Kansas City area were going well and what health concerns needed still to be addressed.

Dr. Murthy addressed a number of topics, beginning with the concern over the recent measles outbreak.

Interview with Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General, followed by Dr. Lee Norman, Chief Medical Officer, The University of Kansas Hospital; and Dr. Doug Girod, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center.

Both university and hospital officials expressed gratitude to the Surgeon General for coming to campus.

Dr. Doug Girod, Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center said the Greater Kansas City area came off well, as it presented a number of initiatives where entities were working closely together to achieve results.

Dr. Lee Norman, Chief Medical Officer of The University of Kansas Hospital said it is always helpful for a federal official to hear directly from people “in the trenches” across the country rather than hearing information filtered as it makes its way to Washington. D.C.

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