Trustee of the Year Award

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Trustee of the Year Award

         Congratulations to KHA 2018  
       Trustees of the Year Nominees

GregBentz      LannyBosse   EdGard
Greg Bentz
Saint Luke's South Hospital
Overland Park 
 Lanny Bosse
Wamego Health Center
Wamego

 Ed Gard
Susan B. Allen
Memorial Hospital Health
El Dorado

     
JimHeinicke    KeithHughes     JudyReese  
Jim Heinicke
Newton Medical Center
Newton
 
 

Keith Hughes
Hutchinson Regional
Medical Center
Hutchinson
 

 Judy Reese
Coffee County Hospital
Burlington
 
     
JohnRubow    SueAnn Schultz
 GregSchwart   
John Rubow
Neosho Memorial
Regional Medical Center
Chanute

 

SueAnn Schultz
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka

 Greg Schwerdt
The University of Kansas
Health System
St. Francis Campus
Topeka

     
 DonSeery   PerrySorrell  BobStandage  
 Donald Seery, MD
Via Christi Hospital
Wichita
  Perry Sorrell
Labette Health
Parsons
 Bob Standage
Citizens Medical Center
Colby
 
     
   SisterRoseritaWeber   
   Sister Roserita Weber
St. Catherine Hospital
Garden City
  

 

Purpose of the Award

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. 
The Trustee of the Year Award was established by the Kansas Hospital Association Board in 2013. The award recognizes hospital trustees who provide an exemplary contribution through their leadership and governance.

Criteria

The nominee must be an active member of a hospital board that holds current membership in the Kansas Hospital Association. The nominee must have completed their self-evaluation in the KHA Trustee Recognition and Accountability Program. Nominees should demonstrate the following characteristics: Leadership: demonstrates leadership or involvement in the field of hospital governance. Commitment: contributes both time and talent to bettering the hospital and other health care services in the community. Advocacy: increases public attention to the health care needs of the community and has created public concern for meeting those needs. Impact: analyzes issues, defines problems and brings issues to a successful conclusion.

Process

Nominations are submitted online and are reviewed by a committee of peers in the hospital/health care industry. The committee may recommend multiple, or no award, be given. The committee’s recommendation is presented to the Executive Committee of the KHA Board of Directors for approval.

Award Presentation and Recognition

In recognition for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the betterment of their hospital and community, the awardee(s) will be honored by: Receipt of the Trustee of the Year Award; Recognition at the KHA Annual Convention and the Critical Issues Summit; Complimentary Registration to the KHA Annual Convention and Critical Issues Summit; Coverage in KHA publications and on the KHA Web site; and Media announcements of the award.

Deadline

Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June. 1.  For additional information, call KHA at (785) 233-7436 or go to www.kha-net.org.

Key Dates

  • March – Call for nominations
  • June 1 – 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.

Questions on the online nomination form are:
1.  In a brief description (250 words or less), please address the nominee’s work in the following area: Leadership:  How does the nominee demonstrate leadership or involvement in the field of hospital governance? Is the individual recognized by his/her peers as having a high level of proficiency and demonstrated competence? Share how the individual is a recognized leader in the community and in his or her own business or profession.
2.  In a brief description (250 words or less), please address the nominee’s work in the following area: Commitment: Highlight the nominee’s contributions of both time and talent to bettering the hospital and other health care services in the community. How has the individual brought about specific and positive changes that have advanced health care services in the community, such as improved facilities or new ways to deliver health care services? These contributions can be over time or through a single program/event with the community at large.
3.  In a brief description (250 words or less), please address the nominee’s work in the following area: Advocacy: Share how the nominee has increased public attention to the health care needs of the community and has created public concern for meeting those needs; how the individual advocates on behalf of the hospital and/or health care industry or helps shape hospital-related legislation; and how individual is involved on the community, state or national level as an advocate for health and health care access, quality and affordability.
4.  In a brief description (250 words or less), please address the nominee’s work in the following area: Impact: Discuss how the nominee analyzes issues, defines problems and brings issues to a successful conclusion; and how the nominees builds consensus and mediates disagreements. Share how this individual works closely with their local, state anJudy Rd/or national health care communities to forge relationships, including the hospital’s relationship with specific segments of the community (for example: business leaders, seniors, etc.).
5. Nominees must completed their self-evaluation in the KHA Trustee Recognition and Accountability Program.

Click here to View Previous Trustee of the Year Awardees

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