Media Releases

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File iconNational Hospital Week MEDIA RELEASE 2019.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association invites communities to join area hospitals in celebrating National Hospital Week, May 12-18 -
File iconKHA Media Statement - KanCare Expansion Passes in the Kansas House.pdf
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(March 22, 2019) – Thank you to the Kansas House of Representatives for taking an action (with a vote of 69 to 54) that moves KanCare expansion in Kansas one step closer to reality. This is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when legislators work together in a bipartisan manner and our state will be better off for it.
File iconKHA Media Release - New Study Shows Economic Benefits of Expansion.pdf
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(March 19, 2019) - An independent study into the economic effects of KanCare expansion from 2020 through 2029 validates KanCare expansion for Kansas. According to the study, economic impact arises directly from the sales, wages, and employment generated by business activity. An economic impact also arises indirectly through the “ripple” effect of businesses purchasing goods and services from other local businesses, and through workers spending wages and other income for household goods and servi
File iconKHA Statement - KanCare Expansion Legislation Introduced 1-29-19.pdf
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(Jan. 29, 2019) - The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased with today’s introduction of KanCare Expansion legislation in the House and Senate. It is an important first step in the process. We look forward to having a robust conversation about how beneficial Kancare Expansion will be for Kansas.
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.
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