KCHCS Membership Form
If you have not already done so, please fill out and return the 2018 KCHCS Membership Form. Send to Jan Fenwick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kansas City Healthcare Communicators Society (KCHCS) is dedicated to assisting communicators who work in or have an interest in the health care field continue their professional development by increasing their understanding of the industry and their role in it.
In today's highly competitive and fast-changing health care world, KCHCS provides members with a unique opportunity to collaborate with their peers throughout the Greater Kansas City area.
Benefits include educational programs that are offered to members through luncheon or breakfast meetings, as well as at an annual half-day seminar. While topics often focus on the communicator's role in a changing health care industry, programs also include more general marketing and communications topics. In addition, KCHCS offers unique networking opportunities through social activities.
For more information contact 2018 KCHCS President Pat McBratney at (913) 596-4853; or KHA liason Cindy Samuelson or MHA liason Dave Dillon at (573) 893-3700.
We hope you will join us for a great KCHCS meeting on Aug. 8. We are excited to have Dr. Sinclair from the University of Kansas Health System join us.
Health Care Social Media: Opportunities and Pitfalls for Organizations and ProfessionalsSocial media makes a lot of people in health care nervous. Bad reviews, someone tweeting about chest pain instead of calling 911, an employee posting sensitive patient information, the list can go on. But the public expects a social media presence of major organizations, and proper use can be an excellent way to engage with your local community and patient advocates nationwide. In addition to helping an organization, key clinicians may be able to create a niche that can be an important pathway to professional development and leadership opportunities.
Christian T Sinclair, MD, FAAHPMOutpatient Palliative Oncology Lead, Division of Palliative MedicineThe University of Kansas Health System
Wednesday, Aug. 811:30 a.m. networkingNoon presentationLunch will be provided
Cerner World Headquarters - Benefits Room, 2nd floor2850 Rockcreek Parkway | Kansas City, Missouri 64117
(The "spire" building is the first on the left after you turn on Rockcreek Parkway… it's at the top of the hill – you'll see the spire). Guest parking is located in front of the large Spire. There will be reserved parking indicated with blue cones in each parking spot. KCHCS members can move a cone and park.
Dr. Christian Sinclair is currently the Outpatient Palliative Oncology Lead for the Division of Palliative Medicine at The University of Kansas Health System, leading national expert in social media and co-author of pallimed.org. He coaches doctors on how and why to tweet. He is considered a thought-leader in promoting social media in medicine. He co-authored a book with others for Mayo Social media … you can follow him @ctsinclair.
He has clinical experience with all the different venues of hospice and palliative care through his past work with Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, in addition to his past leadership roles as a fellowship director, and National Hospice Medical Director with Gentiva.
Please RSVP to Jan Fenwick by Monday, Aug. 6.
Remember, KCHCS members can bring a guest to one meeting at no charge. For two or more guests, a cost of $10 per lunch is requested. This will help us cover lunch expenses and keep our membership costs down.
Thank you for being a part of KCHCS this year. We look forward to a great fall conference on Friday, Nov. 9.
Pat McBratneyPresident, KCHCSMarketing Manager, Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital
Save-the-Date for this upcoming KCHCS event!
Please share the KCHCS membership application with others who you think would be interested. We would love to grow our membership this year…..giving us all a stronger membership base and the opportunity to network with others in our field.
Watch for emails from Jan Fenwick, email@example.com announcing the event details and that registration is open. Emails will be sent approximately one-month prior to the event. Feel free to contact Jan at (785) 233-7436 if you have questions.