BLUE KC’S DR. RAELENE KNOLLA RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF ‘50 KANSANS YOU SHOULD KNOW’ BY INGRAM’S - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Skip to main content

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2021

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Kelly Cannon
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KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 25, 2021)—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) is proud to recognize Dr. Raelene Knolla, Vice President of Population Health, Senior Medical Director, for her selection as one of Ingram’s Magazine’s ‘50 Kansans You Should Know’ Class of 2021.

This award recognizes accomplished Kansas residents who have made significant contributions to the state, their communities or their businesses while embodying what it means to be a Kansan.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition than Dr. Raelene Knolla,” said Erin Stucky, President and CEO at Blue KC. “In her role as Vice President of Population Health, Dr. Knolla plays an instrumental role in managing and delivering the best quality of care to our members. From improving care delivery to her mentorship and thoughtful leadership, Dr. Knolla epitomizes the compassion and intelligence we value in our employee culture.”

Dr. Raelene Knolla’s passion for enhancing the care experience for patients throughout the Kansas City area stems from her previous roles in clinical practice. Her clinical background enables her to maximize the impact she can have on the health of the community. At Blue KC, she plays a multi-faceted role in medical policy, clinical operations, community health and quality of care.

Dr. Knolla is also committed to social responsibility and remains highly engaged with local Kansas City organizations focused on civic and economic advancement of the community, including Rise KC, Vibrant Health, Urban Rangers, American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dr. Knolla is featured alongside the other 49 honorees in the March edition of Ingram’s Magazine. This is the 11th anniversary of the 50 Kansans You Should Know program by Ingram’s.

Learn more about how Blue KC is working to improve the quality of care for members by visiting

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