Media Releases


Media Releases

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Economic Impact of Hospitals and Health Care - Media Release.pdf
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As the fifth largest producer of total income and total sales in the state, the Kansas health sector is a powerful economic force. This media release highlights the January 2017 report entitled: The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy, produced by researchers at the Office of Local Government, K-State Research and Extension. KanCare expansion adds needed dollars and jobs as well.
2017 The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy.pdf
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The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy - January 2017 - study done in cooperation with the Office of Local Government K-State Research and Extension.
Joint Letter Urging Restoration of Kansas Medicaid Cuts Oct 2016.pdf
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Joint Letter Urging Restoration of Kansas Medicaid Cuts
Leadership Institute Media Advisory 2016.pdf
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The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 15th class of 32 students on Sept. 8, at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Overland Park, Kansas. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.
Visionary Award Media Release-2016.pdf
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The 2016 winner of the Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award is John Jeter, MD, President and CEO, Hays Medical Center, Hays. KHA established this award to recognize outstanding, innovative contribution to health care delivery, health care financing or other initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes in a community.
Advocate Award Media Release-2016.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased to announce that Marcillene Dover has been named the 2016 recipient of the KHA Distinguished Health Care Advocate Award. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated their commitment through participation in the public domain. It recognizes those who provide an exemplary contribution to the health and well-being of the people of Kansas through their leadership and commitment to assure that quality, affordable health care is a reality in Kansas.
Opinion Editorial - Tom Bell - Governor Brownback Tax Proposal Makes Matters Worse.pdf
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The Governor seems to be saying that in order to reverse the four percent rate cuts, he is going to increase a tax on the very entities those cuts are hurting. That is at best inconsistent, and more likely it will exacerbate the problems being faced by health care providers.
KHA Billings Award Media Release - Randy Peterson.pdf
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It is with pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association announces Randy Peterson, president and CEO
of Stormont Vail Health, has been selected to receive the Charles S. Billings Award. Members of the
Kansas Hospital Association will present Peterson with the Billings Award on Sept. 8, 2016, during the KHA
Annual Convention and Trade Show in Overland Park.
KHA Media Release - Kansas Honored for Commitment to Quality.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased to announce that it is one of three state associations recognized for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. The Maryland Hospital Association is the 2016 recipient of the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership. The Kansas Hospital Association and the Ohio Hospital Association were selected as honorable mentions for the 2016 award. The award will be presented at the 2016 Health Forum-AHA Leaders
KHA Media Release - Two KS Hospitals Named Centers of Excellence.pdf
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Two Kansas hospitals have recently emerged as exceptional innovators in the Healthy Kansas Hospitals initiative, which is designed to help hospitals lead by example in promoting healthy behaviors. Clara Barton Hospital (Hoisington, Kan.) and Hays Medical Center (Hays, Kan.) have each been selected for the 2016 Healthy Kansas Hospitals Centers of Excellence Award.
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KHA has a 21-member Board of Directors. They meet five times a year. Each board member holds three-year terms, with a two-term limit. The Board has a composition of members from all geographic areas of Kansas all sizes and types of member hospitals are represented. The Board also includes a hospital trustee and physician member. Other participants include AHA Delegates, Council Chairs and Allied Organizations.
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The KHA Spring District Meeting times will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch provided. Hospital and system members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Chrisy Madden at (785) 233-7436 or
For more information on this program, contact Sally Othmer ( or Dee Lewis ( at (785) 233-7436.