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.

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  Lynda Cross 2  John Dick
Jaime Baker
Phillips County
Health Center
     Mindi Bremer
Wichita County
Health Center
     Lynda Cross
Nemaha Valley
Community Hospital
 John Dick
Hutchinson Regional
Medical Center
Loretta Fitzgerald  Alison Hodge    Robert Kidd
Loretta Fitzgerald
Holton Community
 Alison Hodge
Ascension Via Christi
Hospital Wichita
St. Teresa
 Brett Hoffecker, MD
Scott County
Scott City

Robert Kidd
Newton Medical
Paula Miller  Dr Angela Myers  Vivian Nutsch  Toby Paige
Paula Miller
The University of 
Kansas Health System
Kansas CIty

Angela Myers, MD
Children's Mercy
Kansas City

 Vivian Nutsch
Ascension Via Christi
Hospital Manhattan
 Toby Paige
Coffey Health
Korri Phillips  Candy Seltman  Julie Simon     Janelle Williamson
Korri Phillips, MD
Stormont Vail
 Candy Seltman
Shawnee Mission

 Julie Simon
Ascension Via Christi
Hospital - St . Francis
 Janelle Williamiamson
LMH Health

Past Health Care Worker of the Year Winners