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PAC Spotlight – The Early Birds Get the Worm

Join the Herd Lead the PAC CR (Mar. 15, 2024) – As they say "the early birds of spring are the ones that get the worm." In this case, the early Kansas Hospital Association Political Advocacy Committee donors have come through in a big way, and we commend them for their commitment to the KHA-PAC! A huge thank you goes to our early donors as we kick off our 2024 PAC campaign. The hospitals that have met their 2024 goal include:

  • Jewell County Hospital, Mankato
  • Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, Seneca
  • Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center
  • FW Huston Medical Center, Winchester

Additionally, we want to recognize APS for their generous contribution to the KHA-PAC. APS increases contracting efficiency and reduces overhead costs for members by coordinating the research and development of product and service contracts. Based on the purchasing power of our members, our experienced team negotiates agreements with local and regional vendors, and then passes along superior pricing, terms and conditions. For more information on APS, contact Dennis George

We also want to recognize and thank the following donors for their contributions in 2024:

  • Wakon Fowler, trustee, Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt
  • Brittni Oehmke, administrator, Hanover Hospital, Hanover
  • Cathy Pimple, CEO, Newman Regional Health, Emporia

There are still more exciting ways you can get involved in the KHA-PAC coming up throughout 2024!

  • KHA-PAC Auction and Raffle, at KHA's Annual Convention and Trade Show, Sept 5-6, Overland Park
    Donate or sponsor an item for the KHA-PAC auction. Ideas for auction items include:
    • Weekend getaway (we all need it) with access to lodging and tickets
    • Corporate suite or tickets for concerts or sporting events
    • Round of golf at Kansas or out-of-state courses
    • Kid-friendly or family-friendly items
    • Unique jewelry or home décor from your community
    • Food or wine baskets
    • Products your company makes or services you offer
  • KHA-PAC Wine and Bourbon Pull
    Donate a bottle of wine or bourbon and then take a chance by purchasing a bottle of wine or bourbon while you are at the PAC booth at convention.
  • KHA-PAC Golf Outing
    Join us for the KHA-PAC Golf Scramble. Details will be coming soon. You can network with KHA members by sponsoring our golf scramble. Get recognized in our newsletter, online and at the event. Hole sponsorships will be available.
  • Additional Fun KHA-PAC Events
    Join us for fun regional KHA-PAC events throughout the year. Details on events for 2024 will be coming soon.

Thank you for your support of the KHA PAC – We couldn't do it without you!

To become a contributor, visit: Additional information, including suggested contribution levels, can be found at

If you have questions about the KHA-PAC or how to get involved, please contact Tara Mays at (785) 969-9270.
--Tara Mays