Health Care Worker of the Year Award

Purpose of the Award

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.

The Health Care Worker of the Year Award was established by the Kansas Hospital Association Board in 2013. The award recognizes individuals who routinely go above and beyond the call of duty.


Each hospital is asked to nominate ONE (1) individual. Health systems may make ONE (1) nomination on behalf of each of their hospitals, or select ONE (1) nominee to represent the entire system, but are encouraged to designate the hospitals in which the nominee primarily works.

Eligible individuals must be current employees of a Kansas Hospital Association member hospital. Nominees should demonstrate the following characteristics: leadership, teamwork, dedication and perseverance. The employee should be a role model for other staff and their work should reflect the values and mission of the hospital.

Key Dates

April – Call for nominations
June 4 – Nominations are due
June – Nominations reviewed by committee
July – Recommendation presented to the Executive Committee for approval.
September – Awardee(s) honored at KHA Annual Convention.

Materials to Be Submitted:

All Nominations Must Be Submitted Electronically

Award Presentation and Recognition

Selected nominees awarded Health Care Worker of the Year will be honored by: Receipt of the Health Care Worker of the Year Award and receive $500 in cash. Since we are unable to meet in September at our annual convention due to COVID-19, Health Care Workers of the Year will be recognized virtually, at their hospitals, on the KHA website and in media announcements.

2020 Health Care Worker of the Year Nominees


Jaime Baker  Mindi Bremer   John Dick   Loretta Fitzgerald
Jaime Baker
Phillips County
Health Systems
     Mindi Bremer
Wichita County
Health Center
     John Dick
Hutchinson Regional
Medical Center
    Loretta Fitzgerald
Holton Community 
Alison Hodge
  Robert Kidd
  Dr Angela Myers
Alison Hodge
Ascension Via Christi
Hospital - St. Teresa

 Brett Hoffecker, MD
Scott County
Scott City
 Robert Kidd
Newton Medical 

Angela Myers, MD
Children's Mercy
Kansas City

Vivian Nutsch   Korri Phillips
  Candy Seltman
  Julie Simon
Vivian Nutsch
Ascension Via Christi
Hospital Manhattan

Korri Phillips MD
Stormont Vail

 Candy Seltman
Shawnee Mission

 Julie Simon
Ascension Via Christi
Hospital - St. Francis

Past Health Care Worker of the Year Winners