The Kansas City Healthcare Communicators Society (KCHCS) is dedicated to assisting communicators who work in or have an interest in the health care field continue their professional development by increasing their understanding of the industry and their role in it.
In today's highly competitive and fast-changing health care world, KCHCS provides members with a unique opportunity to collaborate with their peers throughout the Greater Kansas City area.
Benefits include educational programs that are offered to members through luncheon or breakfast meetings, as well as at an annual half-day seminar. While topics often focus on the communicator's role in a changing health care industry, programs also include more general marketing and communications topics. In addition, KCHCS offers unique networking opportunities through social activities.
For more information contact 2020 KCHCS President Morgan Shandler, or KHA liason Cindy Samuelson or MHA liason Dave Dillon.
Membership in KCHCS offers tremendous value not only from the amazing program content offering the latest ground-breaking innovation and best practices in healthcare marketing today, but also the invaluable opportunity to network with your local peers to discuss the unique breakthroughs and challenges that face healthcare related entities in the Kansas City region - 2020 membership application. Please share with others who may be interested in furthering their knowledge and skill set.
We hope you can join our August event this Wednesday at noon, again from the comfort of your own home or office. For this meeting we are using Zoom and the link to join is below. As we’ve all navigated COVID-19 the past few months, we as communicators have been tasked with helping our leaders communicate through change. While we can learn from each other, we can also look outside healthcare to learn how other industries are adapting to our new environment. Toby Cook has graciously offered to share insight with us as to how he’s helped the Royals prepare for a new dynamic of baseball under a new ownership group.
Communicating Change with Toby Cook, Kansas City Royals Vice President of Publicity
Cardboard cut-outs behind home plate, virtual first pitches, faux cheers and jeers! Kansas City Royals Vice President of publicity Toby Cook says the pandemic put a squeeze play on a lot of us (including the Royals), forcing new ways to do common things. Change can be hard and communication is key. Join the conversation Wednesday, Aug. 19 at noon as Toby Cook shares tips on “Communicating Change.”
About Our Speaker: Toby Cook is in his 14th full season with the Royals and serves as the team’s Vice President of Publicity. A veteran of broadcast journalism, Cook is a main spokesperson for the Club’s off-the-field matters. He works with local, regional and national media and regularly speaks to organizations throughout the Midwest on Royals activities. He also serves an integral role in Royals FanFest and other special events. Cook had previously served as Vice President of Community Affairs & Publicity and oversaw the team’s community and charity initiatives. During that time, the Royals added a series of successful charity events, distributing millions of dollars in grants, tickets and memorabilia to the community. Prior to joining the Royals, Cook spent 15 years as a news anchor and reporter at four television stations, including WDAF-TV in Kansas City. He has also reported for several radio stations and newspapers. Cook is a graduate and Outstanding Alumnus Award winner from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Overland Park, Kan., and have five children: Adam, Molly, Annie, Andrew and Caroline.
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020
Noon to 1 pm - Presentation
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Meeting ID: 654 602 5171
This meeting is open to KCHCS members only. If you don’t remember if you’ve submitted your dues for 2020, we’ve included a current membership roster. If you have questions regarding membership, please contact Jan Fenwick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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