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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.
Economic Impact of Hospitals and Health Care Media Release - January 2016.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 2016 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.
2016 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 2016 - study done in cooperation with the Office of Local Government K-State Research and Extension.
Dave Martin - Opinion Editorial 500 - Expanding KanCare is the Right Thing to Do for Rural Hospitals.pdf
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Opinion Editorial by Dave Martin, City Manager for Fort Scott, Kansas. Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
Mercy Hospital Fort Scott Faces More Hard Decisions.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
Terry Deschaine - Opinion Editorial 500 - KanCare Expansion Would Bring Cash to Rural Hospitals.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
Sumner Regional Continues to Face Cash Flow Problems.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
New Report Reinforces the Need for a Kansas Plan.pdf
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The report released today by the Kansas Grantmakers in Health is another important development that reinforces the need for our state to develop a Kansas plan for expanding KanCare. The evidence continues to mount that the citizens of our state favor the development of a Kansas plan and this report suggests numerous ways to do just that.
A Rural Physician's Perspective on Mediciad Expansion.pdf
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In addition to communications from hospital leaders, a letter on the importance of expansion was written by Doug Gruenbacher, MD, a primary care physician in Quinter, Kansas. It appeared in the Salina Journal.
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For more information or to participate, contact Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
For more information on this webinar, contact the KHA Education at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436 or dlewis@kha-net.org
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Ronni Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@khsc.org.
For more information regarding this event, contact Steve Poage at (785) 233-7436 or spoage@kha-net.org.