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The Charles S. Billings Award is the top honor given by the Kansas Hospital Association. The annual award recognizes a hospital leader for his or her lifetime of service and continuing contribution to the health care of Kansas. The Billings Award was established in 1971 to honor Charles S. Billings’ dedication and years of service to Kansans - online nomination form.

The Distinguished Health Care Advocate Award recognizes those individuals, organizations or groups who provide an exemplary contribution to the health and well-being of the people of Kansas through their leadership in the political or policy arena. The Distinguished Health Care Advocate Award provides members of KHA the opportunity to recognize those who work on our behalf from outside our ranks - online nomination form.

The Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award recognizes an outstanding innovative contribution to health care delivery, financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community. The Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award can be awarded to a hospital-related individual who has been a change agent in the hospital industry - online nomination form.

The Trustee of the Year Award recognizes and honors a hospital board member who is a leader, gives back to the community and routinely goes beyond the call of duty. KHA members are encouraged to recognize those trustees who have served with distinction and made significant contributions to the betterment of their hospital and community - online nomination form.

The Health Care Worker of the Year Award recognizes and honors the excellence of health care workers statewide. Each Kansas Hospital Association member hospital is encouraged to recognize one employee who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital - online nomination form.
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.