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The Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation

KHERF was established in 1969 and redesigned in 1998 as a 501(c)3 organization. The Foundation is designed to be funded through contributions, grants and educational fees. KHERF's objectives are to identify, create and support projects and solutions that improve health delivery and support opportunities for education of Kansas hospitals' leadership and personnel.

If you would like to make a contribution to KHERF to support the Leadership Fund and the scholarship program, or if you would like to add a new scholarship to the KHERF Health Care Scholarship Program, please contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or send your contribution to KHERF, 215 S.E. Eighth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603-3906. Contributions are tax deductible.

Vision:

A heath care community working together to improve access, quality and the value of health care for all Kansans

Mission:

Facilitating collaboration and innovation to improve health delivery for Kansas communities

Progress Report

The 2012 KHERF Progress Report highlights achievements and successes during the past 12 months.

Organization

KHERF has an 11-member board of directors. The Kansas Hospital Association is the sole member of KHERF. The directors are KHA members and others who support the vision and values of the Foundation.

Every hospital is eligible to apply for individual hospital preparedness grant funding, click here for more information.
"Encouraging Excellence" is the focus of the KHERF's annual Hospital Employee Scholarship. In addition, this page also contains information about financial assistance to reach your health care education goals.
The Kansas Rural Health Options Project administers the FLEX grant program in the state of Kansas.
The Thomas R. Sipe Challenge is designed to identify and share new, creative, practical approaches to community health care challenges. 
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For more information on this meeting, contact Tish Hollingsworth or Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436.
The Recovery Audit Contractors have made short-stay inpatient admissions a major issue by challenging significant numbers of cases. Hospitals have, in turn, appealed many of these cases which have caused a significant backlog of cases at the appeals level.
For more information regarding this event, contact Michele Clark at mclark@khconline.org or (785) 235-0763.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Wisconsin Hospital Association is a hosting a four-part webinar series to help hospitals prepare. Hospital coders, coding supervisors and managers, and internal ICD-10 team leaders and members are encouraged to participate in this series as a team.
Join the Kansas Healthcare Communicators Society on Oct. 29, 2014 for their fall education conference. Download the brochure today for more information. Contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436 or jfenwick@kha-net.org for more info.