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File iconJan 2019 - Economic Impact of Hospitals and Health Care Media Release.pdf
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As the fifth largest producer of total income and total sales in the state, the Kansas health sector is a powerful economic force. This media release highlights the January 2019 report entitled: The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy, produced by researchers at the Office of Local Government, K-State Research and Extension.
File iconOpinion Editorial - Tom Bell - Working together for a healthier Kansas.pdf
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Working together for a healthier Kansas: An open letter to Governor-Elect Laura Kelly from Tom Bell, President and CEO of the Kansas Hospital Association.
File iconTrustee Award Media Release-2018.pdf
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It is with pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association recognizes hospital trustees who provide an
exemplary contribution through their leadership and governance. Hospitals across the state nominated
individuals for the Trustee of the Year Award because they routinely went above and beyond the call of
duty. Thirteen trustees from across Kansas were chosen as 2018 Trustees of the Year.
File iconHealth Care Worker of the Year Media Release 2018.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association recognizes hospital employees who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of their hospital through the Health Care Worker of the Year Award. Hospitals across the state nominated individuals because they routinely go above and beyond the call of duty. Pete Chooncharoen, The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, Topeka, and Aaron Hurst, Newton Medical Center, Newton, were awarded the 2018 Health Care Worker of the Year Awards.
File iconLeadership Institute Media Advisory 2018.pdf
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The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 17th class of 30 students on Sept. 6 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Overland Park, Kansas. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals.
File iconBillings Award Media Release Susan Page.pdf
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Susan Page, president and CEO of Pratt Regional Medical Center, is the recipient of the Charles S. Billings Award.
This award, named after the association’s first president, was created in 1971 to recognize distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the field of health care in Kansas. KHA reserves this award for those who have shown their commitment, leadership and dedication to that noble pursuit. Susan Page is the 40th recipient of this award.
File iconVisionary Award Media Release-2018.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased to announce that the 2018 recipient of the Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award is John Jacobson, chief executive officer of Atchison Hospital in Atchison. KHA established this award to recognize outstanding, innovative contribution to health care delivery, health care financing or other initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes in a community.
File iconAdvocate Award Media Release-2018.pdf
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Senator Vicki Schmidt has been named the 2018 Kansas Hospital Association Distinguished Health Care Advocate. The Kansas Hospital Association established this award to recognize individuals, organizations or groups who provide exemplary contribution to the health and well-being of the people of Kansas through their leadership in the political or policy arena.
File iconGrassroots Champion Media Release 2018.pdf
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The American Hospital Association, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association, awarded Ken Johnson, President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award. As the 2018 Grassroots Champion from Kansas, Johnson was recognized for his exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of his hospital’s mission. AHA awards one individual from each state who is especially effective in state and
File iconKHA Media Release - Winfield - Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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William Newton Hospital in Winfield is invested in improving the health and well-being of its employees, and has worked to increase the healthier food and beverage options available to all shifts. In recognition of the hospital’s work to reduce sugary beverages, offer more fresh fruits and vegetables, and provide lower sodium and sugar snack options, the Kansas Hospital Association presented one of two 2018 Healthy Kansas Hospitals Centers of Excellence Awards to William Newton Hospital.
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