Media Releases


Media Releases

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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.
KHA Billings Award Media Release - Randy Peterson.pdf
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It is with pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association announces Randy Peterson, president and CEO
of Stormont Vail Health, has been selected to receive the Charles S. Billings Award. Members of the
Kansas Hospital Association will present Peterson with the Billings Award on Sept. 8, 2016, during the KHA
Annual Convention and Trade Show in Overland Park.
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.
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Join the Kansas Hospital Association for a Healthy Kansas Hospitals webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 27, when Amber Groeling, Topeka Hy-Vee dietitian, will show you how to sort through the nutrition confusion and put science-based nutrition recommendations into practice.
Communicating Unanticipated Outcomes
For more information on this meeting, contact Amy Fluke at (785) 233-7436 or
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation is offering a training opportunity for new and experienced Critical Access Hospital leadership focusing on an overview of the hospital CDM and tools for on-going maintenance.
Communicating Unanticipated Outcomes