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August 25, 2017
President's Perspective – Congratulations to KHA Award Winners!This week, I want to pay tribute to three special people who will receive awards at the upcoming KHA Awards Luncheon during our Annual Convention and Trade Show, Sept. 7 and 8, in Wichita.
KHA Annual Convention – Fun and Relaxing?It is when you visit the hospitality rooms and come to the convention party on Thursday evening. Hospitality rooms allow you to socialize and network with fellow attendees while enjoying a wide array of food and beverages.
In Two Weeks, KHA-PAC Donors Will Be RecognizedThe KHA-PAC will be recognizing all of our hospitals at goal and club-level donors at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita. Please contribute before or at the convention, so you can take advantage of the donor perks.
Alyssa Sears – Making Every Moment Count at Stormont Vail HealthAlyssa Sears' role at Stormont Vail Health may not be one of designated authority; however, she is always ready to lead her teammates and is the 'go-to' resource for new and veteran staff with questions.
KHA Submits Comment Letter on KanCare ExtensionKHA recently submitted its comment letter on the one-year extension of the current 1115 demonstration waiver for the KanCare program.
Fire Door Inspection Requirements Clarified
The issue of who is deemed 'certified' to perform fire door inspections by CMS and the Office of the State Fire Marshal has resulted in several confusing and contradictory communications since early July, 2017. The OSFM provided the latest information on this subject directly from CMS.
KOSCP Fall Conference - Oct. 4The KOSCP Annual Fall Conference will be Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center in Lindsborg.
Loss Prevention Program Addresses Professional BurnoutWellness expert, life coach and inspirational speaker Starla Fitch, MD, will provide KaMMCO's Fall 2017 Loss Prevention program attendees with tools to reduce stress, increase work satisfaction and strengthen resilience.
Health Observances and Recognition Days for SeptemberThe Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days was developed by SHSMD of AHA. It is intended to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. Special thanks to KHSC for their sponsorship of this calendar.
Positions AvailableCEO, Norton County Hospital, Norton; and Quality Improvement Manager, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc., Topeka.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: Guide on Housing Strategies to Improve Community Health, Pioneers in Quality Webinar, Maximum Tax Penalty for Uninsured, Meaningful Use Stage 3 Opportunity, Notification of Termination Process, ORYX Reporting Requirements, eCQM Submission Status Report Update, Hospital-Specific Reports for Clinical EBP Measures and IQR Education Session.
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