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File iconKHA Media Advisory - Wilson Medical Center - Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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Wilson Medical Center has recently emerged as an exceptional innovator in the Healthy Kansas Hospitals initiative, designed to help hospitals lead by example in promoting healthy behaviors. Healthy Kansas Hospitals is a project of the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation.
File iconKHA Media Release - Kansas Advocates Will Continue to Work on a Solution.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is deeply disappointed that the Kansas House was unable to override Governor Brownback’s veto of House Bill 2044. The House voted 81-44, 84 votes were needed. Advocates will continue to work on a Kansas solution as our state is currently on the wrong side of this equation; Kansas is at both an economic and competitive disadvantage.
File iconKHA Media Release - KHA's Response to the Governor's Veto of HB 2044.pdf
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KHA's Response to the Governor's Veto of HB 2044
File iconKHA Media Release - Senate Passes KanCare Expansion.pdf
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The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas (HB 2044) passed the Kansas Senate by a strong bi-partisan vote of 25-14. This KanCare expansion legislation passed the House of Representatives in February by a margin of 81-44. With more than 82 percent of Kansas voters who support the effort, many are now looking to what the Governor will do next.
File iconJoint Letter Urging Restoration of Kansas Medicaid Cuts Oct 2016.pdf
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Joint Letter Urging Restoration of Kansas Medicaid Cuts
File iconOpinion Editorial - Tom Bell - Governor Brownback Tax Proposal Makes Matters Worse.pdf
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The Governor seems to be saying that in order to reverse the four percent rate cuts, he is going to increase a tax on the very entities those cuts are hurting. That is at best inconsistent, and more likely it will exacerbate the problems being faced by health care providers.
File iconKHA Media Release - Kansas Honored for Commitment to Quality.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased to announce that it is one of three state associations recognized for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. The Maryland Hospital Association is the 2016 recipient of the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership. The Kansas Hospital Association and the Ohio Hospital Association were selected as honorable mentions for the 2016 award. The award will be presented at the 2016 Health Forum-AHA Leaders
File iconKHA Media Release - Two KS Hospitals Named Centers of Excellence.pdf
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Two Kansas hospitals have recently emerged as exceptional innovators in the Healthy Kansas Hospitals initiative, which is designed to help hospitals lead by example in promoting healthy behaviors. Clara Barton Hospital (Hoisington, Kan.) and Hays Medical Center (Hays, Kan.) have each been selected for the 2016 Healthy Kansas Hospitals Centers of Excellence Award.
File iconKHA Media Release - HaysMed Awarded Centers of Excellence.pdf
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If you haven’t visited Hays Medical Center in a while, you might be surprised by some of the changes you see—and taste. The newly remodeled hospital dining area, now called the Rock Garden Café, is the face of a much broader set of healthy initiatives HaysMed has championed in recent months. The 207-bed community hospital – one of the largest employers in Hays – has made significant changes to its food and beverage policy to promote healthy choices among staff, patients and guests.
File iconKHA Media Release - Clara Barton Awarded Centers of Excellence.pdf
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Since April of last year, something extraordinary has been taking place at Clara Barton Hospital. Both within the hospital and far beyond, leaders and staff have become champions of change by embracing a dramatic shift in the organization’s food and beverage policy. Their ultimate goal is to lead the way to better health for all of Barton County, where chronic illnesses, many of which are tied to poor diet and lack of exercise, are on the rise.
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