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KHA Award Nominations Due June 3

Recognition2 (May 31, 2024) – Help the Kansas Hospital Association identify individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The deadline to nominate individuals for a KHA Award is June 3. We encourage health care organizations to enter a nomination for the following awards:


      The Charles S. Billings Award is KHA's highest honor. It recognizes a hospital leader for his or her lifetime of service and continuing contribution to Kansas' health care. This award was established in 1971 to honor Billings' dedication and years of service to Kansans.        Nominate
 The Distinguished Health Care Advocate Award honors individuals, organizations or groups that have made an exemplary contribution to the health and well-being of the people of Kansas through their leadership in the political or policy arena. This awards members of KHA the opportunity to recognize those who work on our behalf from outside our ranks.  Nominate
 The Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award recognizes hospital-related individuals who have made an outstanding, innovative contribution to health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community. This award was established in 2007 to honor Wilson's dedication and years of service to Kansans.  Nominate
 The Trustee of the Year Award 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 a trustee who has served with distinction and made significant contributions to the betterment of their hospital and community.  Nominate
 The Heart of Health Care Award, previously called the Health Care Worker of the Year Award, recognizes and honors the excellence of health care workers statewide. KHA will recognize all nominated employees (one employee from every hospital) for making a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital. Any type of employee can be nominated. They can be a tenured employee with years of service or a newer staff member. New this year, there will be additional recognition as a "Rising Star" if your nominee has been in healthcare (or employed in your hospital) for less than five years.  Nominate
 The Workforce Strategies Award recognizes a team of employees, providers or volunteers who worked collaboratively to make a significant contribution to the well-being, retention or recruitment of health care workers at their facility(s) or in Kansas.  Nominate

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping us recognize and highlight those individuals deserving recognition. Make your nominations online by June 3. We have a new online nomination tool with Reviewr, and we hope this new tool makes the nomination process even easier.
--Cindy Samuelson