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Help KHA Award Individuals that Make a Difference

Applause We know many individuals in Kansas are instrumental in making a difference for hospitals in Kansas and the health care they provide to our communities. The Kansas Hospital Association wants to recognize those individuals and their efforts. In order to honor those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, we need you to nominate them. The five categories of awards are:

The Charles S. Billings Award is the top honor given by KHA. Individuals are recognized as hospital leaders who have dedicated their working lives to hospitals and health care. The award recognizes a hospital leader for his or her lifetime of service and continuing contribution to the health care of Kansas.

The Distinguished Health Care Advocate Award honors individuals, organizations or groups that have provided an exemplary contribution to the health and well-being of the people of Kansas through their leadership in the political or policy arena.

The Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award recognizes hospital-related individuals who have made an outstanding, innovative contribution to health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community. The award recognizes a hospital-related individual who has been a change agent in the hospital industry.

The Trustee of the Year Award honors a hospital board member who is a leader, gives back to the community and routinely goes beyond the call of duty. KHA members are encouraged to recognize a trustee who has served with distinction and made significant contributions to the betterment of their hospital and community.

The Health Care Worker of the Year Award recognizes and honors the excellence of health care workers statewide. All nominated employees will be recognized by KHA for making a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. Only one nominee per hospital, please.

We thank you in advance for your assistance in helping us identify those individuals deserving of recognition. Please submit your nominations online by June 1. Visit the KHA website and click on award category of your choice.