About KHA

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About KHA

KHA Vision: Optimal Health for Kansans. KHA Mission: To be the leading advocate and resource for members.
Dr. John Axtell, a surgeon in Newton, Kansas, led the charge in 1910 to develop an organization of hospitals to “promote the efficiency and economy in the management of hospitals in Kansas.”

KHA's membership includes 124 community hospitals, 16 systems, 17 health care organizations, three health insurance companies, 48 associate members and 16 networks.

KHA is governed by a Board of Directors. KHA members guide the association's work through input on KHA councils, technical advisory groups, task forces, policy groups and during Spring and Fall district meetings.
Thank you to our KHA diamond, platinum, gold and silver sponsors. KHA sponsorships help our association grow in members, grow our educational offering and increase value.
State and federal governments pay for well over half of Kansas hospital care and regulate 100 percent of our activities. That is why the work of the KHA-PAC, is so important.
Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation ... facilitating community-based health solutions that work. KHERF, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, was formed in 1969.
The Kansas Health Service Corporation is a for-profit subsidiary of KHA and provides needed products and services to members. KHA Workers’ Compensation Fund, Inc is a taxable workers’ compensation pool operated by KHSC.
APS is a for-profit group purchasing company organized in the state of Kansas. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Health Alliance of MidAmerica, LLC.
KHA and KMS founded the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative in 2008. This provider-led organization is dedicated to transforming health care through patient-centered initiatives that improve quality, safety and value.
The Kansas Hospital Association Awards Program offers KHA members the opportunity to honor individuals or groups that are making a positive difference for Kansas hospitals.
Staff photos and contact information for: Kansas Hospital Association, Kansas Health Service Corporation, Associated Purchasing Services and Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council staff.
Questions...contact a member of the Kansas Hospital Association. Click here or go to the KHA Staff Listing section for photos, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
KHA is located in Topeka, KS, just blocks from the state Capitol. Topeka offers excellent family, professional, educational, outdoor and cultural opportunities. KHA, and our affiliates, employ about 25 people.

Join us for a KHA Noon Briefing on Friday, Dec. 14, when KHA will share the summary as well as information on two nurse residency programs available to nurses working in Kansas hospitals. Our presenters, Joyce Mattison and Shari Hertel, HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, will share information on Hays in-person program. In addition, Nicole Weathers, The University of Iowa College of Nursing, will present its online residency program.
Discussion of activities for SHIP-eligible hospitals
For more information, contact Healther Fuller, MS, FACHE, at hfuller@srhc.com or (785) 452-6102.
Discussion of quality issues for CAHs
For more information on this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell at deedee.dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.