Media Releases


Media Releases

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KHA Media Release - Kansas Advocates Will Continue to Work on a Solution.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is deeply disappointed that the Kansas House was unable to override Governor Brownback’s veto of House Bill 2044. The House voted 81-44, 84 votes were needed. Advocates will continue to work on a Kansas solution as our state is currently on the wrong side of this equation; Kansas is at both an economic and competitive disadvantage.
KHA Media Release - KHA's Response to the Governor's Veto of HB 2044.pdf
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KHA's Response to the Governor's Veto of HB 2044
KHA Media Release - Senate Passes KanCare Expansion.pdf
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The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas (HB 2044) passed the Kansas Senate by a strong bi-partisan vote of 25-14. This KanCare expansion legislation passed the House of Representatives in February by a margin of 81-44. With more than 82 percent of Kansas voters who support the effort, many are now looking to what the Governor will do next.
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.
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