(Aug. 7, 2020) – I wanted to take an opportunity to share with you the news that Tish Hollingsworth, vice president reimbursement, is planning to retire from the Kansas Hospital Association in Jan. 2021. Tish has been considering her retirement for some time now, so while this is not surprising, it is still a bittersweet decision for us. Ultimately, her increasing desire to spend more time with her grandchildren made this the right decision for her.
KHA was very lucky to bring Tish to Topeka from her job at McPherson Hospital, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have had her as part of our team for the last 15 years. Tish has had the important job of representing and advocating on behalf of member hospitals in local, state and national venues on issues related to health care reimbursement, billing and collections, including Medicare and Medicaid payment programs, commercial payers and audit activities. She has been an ardent advocate for Kansas hospitals and has had an extensive impact on health policy on both the state and federal level.
As Tish shared the news of her retirement with the KHA board and staff, she noted:
"I have truly enjoyed working for KHA and serving as a resource to the Kansas hospitals. My 16 years of health care finance in the hospital setting prior to joining KHA provided me with a solid platform to better understand the variety of challenges hospitals face daily. The partnerships and friendships that I have developed in my 30 plus years in health care have made my career very rewarding and fulfilling."
After her retirement, Tish and her husband Brad plan to spend more time with family and friends, especially their nine grandchildren. Please accept our gratitude and our congratulations Tish!