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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.
KHA Media Release - HaysMed Awarded Centers of Excellence.pdf
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If you haven’t visited Hays Medical Center in a while, you might be surprised by some of the changes you see—and taste. The newly remodeled hospital dining area, now called the Rock Garden Café, is the face of a much broader set of healthy initiatives HaysMed has championed in recent months. The 207-bed community hospital – one of the largest employers in Hays – has made significant changes to its food and beverage policy to promote healthy choices among staff, patients and guests.
KHA Media Release - Clara Barton Awarded Centers of Excellence.pdf
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Since April of last year, something extraordinary has been taking place at Clara Barton Hospital. Both within the hospital and far beyond, leaders and staff have become champions of change by embracing a dramatic shift in the organization’s food and beverage policy. Their ultimate goal is to lead the way to better health for all of Barton County, where chronic illnesses, many of which are tied to poor diet and lack of exercise, are on the rise.
KHA Statement on Medicaid Provider Cuts.pdf
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The Governor’s announcement of cuts to the KanCare program amounts to a broken promise
to the people and the health care providers of Kansas. The Governor’s announcement will
undoubtedly make some providers question whether they can continue to participate under such
circumstances. Ultimately, and most importantly, that will threaten access to care in Kansas.
Kansans Overwhelmingly Support a Unique Kansas Solution to Expanding KanCare.pdf
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Republicans, Independents and Democrats strongly favor The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas legislation. The unique Kansas solution to expanding KanCare (The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas) has overwhelming support (76%) from Kansas voters.
Media Advisory Expanding KanCare Forum - March 2.pdf
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What does the data tell us about what is happening around the nation in states that have expanded Medicaid? What are the outcomes other states are seeing? What impact could expanding KanCare have on local Kansas communities? These discussions will be the focus of the forum on March 2.
KHA Media Release - One Billion Dollars Forfeited in Kansas.pdf
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Every second, Kansas loses $10.75 in federal funding by not expanding KanCare. On Sunday, February 21, the total amount of federal funds Kansas has forfeited by not expanding KanCare reached one billion dollars. This ten-figure sum represents a loss of nearly $11 Kansas taxpayer dollars every second since January 1, 2014 – funds that go to the federal government to be spent in other states for Medicaid expansion. The Kansas Hospital Association maintains a live ticker demonstrating this growing
KHA Media Release - New Study Reports on the Vulnerability of Rural Kansas Hospitals.pdf
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Media Release - iVantage® Health Analytics, a leading national provider of health care analytics and decision support tools, released its 2016 Hospital Strength INDEX Study this week, which assessed and benchmarked rural and Critical Access Hospital performance. Of the 107 rural hospitals in Kansas, 31 are classified as vulnerable and “at risk” of closure, according to the study. Last year, Kansas had 17 at-risk hospitals, according to the study. Nationally, 67 hospitals have closed since 2010.
KHA Media Release - The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas - New Legislation Introduced.pdf
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New legislation introduced in the Kansas House and Senate creates a bridge within the current KanCare program to provide affordable health care coverage for approximately 150,000 Kansans who do not earn enough to afford private insurance.
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For more information on this meeting, contact Jennifer Findley at (785) 233-7436 or jfindley@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Chrisy Madden, KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Tish Hollingsworth (thollingsworth@kha-net.org) or Dee Lewis (dlewis@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, is offering a training opportunity for Small Hospital Improvement Program grant eligible facilities focusing on an overview of the EDTC program.
For more information regarding this seminar, contact Ronnie Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@kha-net.org.