Media Releases

File iconOpinion Editorial - Let's Take the Politics Out of Masks - Tom Bell - 7-7-20.pdf
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(July 7, 2020) - The subject of the masks we wear used to be just an abstract discussion considered by poets and philosophers. Recently, though, it has become a very concrete, current issue on the minds of many.
File iconKHA Media Release - KHA Encourages Kansans to Celebrate Hospital Week.pdf
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(May 8, 2020) - National Hospital Week: May 10-16, 2020 – Where Health Comes First – honors our hospitals and the people who work in hospitals. Facebook frames for individuals and organizations are available for National Hospital Week.
File iconKHA Media Statement - Reopen Kansas Framework.pdf
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(April 30, 2020) – KHA welcomes Governor Laura Kelly’s plan for a phased-in approach to the reopening of Kansas when the statewide stay-at-home order expires on Monday, May 4. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our state’s physical, mental and economic health. We agree that it is time to move responsibly and deliberately forward.
File iconKCHCS_Press Release. FINAL.pdf
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(April 30, 2020) – KCHCS is proud to launch the KC Loves Healthcare program, created to demonstrate community-wide support and appreciation for our local health care and support team professionals.
File iconKHA Media Statement - COVID-19 State Funding.pdf
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(April 17, 2020) – The Kansas Hospital Association appreciates the recent action by Governor Laura Kelly and legislative leadership to approve grants to Kansas hospitals to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.
File iconOpinion Editorial - Tom Bell - Support for Health Care Workers.pdf
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(Mar. 31, 2020) - Opinion Editorial by Tom Bell. If you agree that our Kansas health care workers deserve our support, there is a very simple but important way you can express that support.
File iconKHA Media Statement - COVID-19 Stay Home Order.pdf
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(Mar. 28, 2020) - As a community of hospitals, we support the statewide ‘stay home’ order issued by Governor Laura Kelly. This is an important part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.
File iconKCMHC Statement.pdf
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(Mar. 21, 2020) - As a community of hospitals representing the Kansas City metropolitan area, we support the ‘stay at home’ order issued by the regional governments. Social isolation and distancing will help reduce the spread of the virus and limit the exposure of vulnerable individuals. Reduced spread allows hospitals to manage health care resources in our communities. The public has an important role in helping reduce the spread of the virus.
File iconKHA Media Statement - COVID-19.pdf
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(Mar. 13, 2020) - Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Kansas hospitals have worked closely with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Hospitals and providers have followed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other federal, state and local partners to respond to this challenge and to make sure hospitals and health systems have the most up-to-date information.
File iconNEW KHA President and CEO Announced.pdf
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(Jan. 23, 2020) – The KHA Board of Directors has selected Chad Austin to fill the position of president and CEO for the Kansas Hospital Association upon the retirement of current KHA president and CEO Tom Bell on Sept. 1, 2020.
File iconKHA Media Statement - Bipartisan Collaboration on Medicaid Expansion.pdf
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(Jan. 9, 2020) - The Kansas Hospital Association is delighted to learn that Gov. Laura Kelly and Sen. Jim Denning have reached an agreement on a Medicaid expansion plan. The plan allows for expansion up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
File iconKHA Media Release - KHA President and CEO Announces Retirement.pdf
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(Jan.2, 2020) - Tom Bell expresses gratitude for members and the opportunity to serve them. He became president and CEO of the Kansas Hospital Association in January 2005.
File iconJan 2020 - Economic Impact of Hospitals and Health Care Media Release.pdf
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(Jan. 6, 2020) - 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 2020 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 iconTom Bell opinion editorial - Medical Debt.pdf
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(Nov. 7, 2019) - It bears repeating that hospitals and health systems treat all patients who come through their doors, regardless of the time of day and regardless of their ability to pay.
File iconLeadership Institute Media Advisory 2019.pdf
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(Sept. 18, 2019) – The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its 18th class of 30 students at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita, Kansas.
File iconAdvocate Award Media Release-2019.pdf
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(Aug. 26, 2019) - Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers and Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore have been named the 2019 Kansas Hospital Association Distinguished Health Care Advocates. Members of the Kansas Hospital Association will honor them at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show on Sept. 5 in Wichita.
File iconBillings Award Media Release Zimmerman.pdf
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(Aug. 21, 2019) - It is with great pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association announces Nancy Zimmerman, RN, administrator of Comanche County Hospital in Coldwater, as the recipient of the Charles S. Billings Award. Members of the Kansas Hospital Association will present Zimmerman with the Billings Award on Sept. 5 during the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita.
File iconKHERF Scholarship and Anniversary Media Release 2019.pdf
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(July 30, 2019) - Scholarships are a part of the legacy of this 50-year-old foundation - The Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation.
File iconKHA Media Statement - Executive Order on Hospital Pricing Transparency.pdf
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(June 25, 2019) - The Kansas Hospital Association joins other hospitals across the nation and the American Hospital Association in valuing the Administration’s efforts to promote health care transparency on price and quality. We look forward to more details as proposals come forward.
File iconKHA Media Release - Children's Mercy - Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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(June 19, 2019) - The Kansas Hospital Association has presented one of two 2019 Healthy Kansas Hospitals Centers of Excellence Awards to Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas.
File iconKHA Media Release - Edwards County Medical Center - Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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(June 13, 2019) - The Kansas Hospital Association has presented one of two 2019 Healthy Kansas Hospitals Centers of Excellence Awards to Edwards County Medical Center in Kinsley, Kansas.
File iconKHA Media Advisory - Children's Mercy - Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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(June 6, 2019) - Children’s Mercy is an exceptional innovator in the Healthy Kansas Hospitals initiative, designed to help hospitals lead by example in promoting healthy behaviors.
File iconKHA Media Advisory - Edwards County - Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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(June 4, 2019) - Edwards County Medical Center is an exceptional innovator in the Healthy Kansas Hospitals initiative, designed to help hospitals lead by example in promoting healthy behaviors.
File iconNational Hospital Week MEDIA RELEASE 2019.pdf
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(May 9, 2019) - The Kansas Hospital Association invites communities to join area hospitals in celebrating National Hospital Week, May 12-18 - https://youtu.be/WiMh8IKE8B8
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 iconOpinion Editorial - Tom Bell - Working together for a healthier Kansas.pdf
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(Jan. 10, 2019) - 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.
File iconKHA Media Release - Onaga - Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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Community HealthCare System of northeast Kansas is walking the talk when it comes to improving the health of the communities it serves. In recognition of the system’s investments in providing and promoting healthier nutritional options as well as serving as a role model for healthy lifestyle choices, the Kansas Hospital Association presented one of two 2018 Healthy Kansas Hospitals Centers of Excellence Awards to Community HealthCare System.
File iconLeadership Institute Media Advisory 2017.pdf
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The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its sixteenth class of 32 students on Sept. 7 at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita, 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 iconTrustee Award Media Release-2017.pdf
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It is with pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association recognized 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. Nine trustees from across Kansas were chosen as 2017 Trustees of the Year.
File iconUnemployment and Opioids - Media Release.pdf
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A strong correlation between unemployment and opioid use and abuse exists in many Missouri and Kansas counties, creating workforce challenges for employers and cycles of unemployment for many prime-age workers in both states, according to new research.
File iconAdvocate and Visionary Award Media Release-2017.pdf
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Members of the Kansas Hospital Association will award Representative Susan Concannon with the Distinguished Health Care Advocate Award and Melissa Hungerford with the Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show on Sept. 7, in Wichita.
File icon2017 Billings Award Media Release Steven Kelly.pdf
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It is with pleasure that the Kansas Hospital Association announces Steven Kelly, former president and CEO of Newton Medical Center, Newton, has been selected to receive the Charles S. Billings Award. Members of the Kansas Hospital Association will present Kelly with the Billings Award on Sept. 7 during the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita.
File iconKHA Statement - Kansas Hospitals Praise Moran's Decision.pdf
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Senator Jerry Moran’s decision to not support the revision to the Better Care Reconciliation Act is another example of his commitment to health care in Kansas and his advocacy for access to high quality health care across our state. This legislation would have increased the number of uninsured Kansans as well as hospitals' uncompensated care costs.
File iconKHA Statement on Revision to Better Care Reconciliation Act July 2017.pdf
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Senate Revision of the Better Care Reconciliation Act Falls Short. The new bill does not adequately address concerns of Kansas providers.
File iconKHA Media Release - 53 Hospitals Make Food and Beverage Policy Changes.pdf
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KHA is pleased to announce that KHERF has received policy changes from 53 Kansas hospitals that have adopted healthier food and beverage options throughout their facility. This enhanced access to healthy food aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors, while also helping to establish norms for healthier living for the communities they serve.
File iconKHA Statement - Moran Praised for Support of Access to Health Care in Kansas.pdf
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Kansas hospitals praise Senator Jerry Moran’s decision to not support the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. This legislation would have increased the number of uninsured Kansans and hospitals' uncompensated care costs, yielding health care access and financial outcomes that are bad for Kansas.
File iconKHA Media Statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.pdf
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Access to health care coverage is essential to Kansas hospitals and the patients they serve. Unfortunately, the Better Care Reconciliation legislation moves in the opposite direction, particularly for our most vulnerable patients.
File icon2017 Award Winners News Release.pdf
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Three Kansas hospitals were recognized for their leadership and achievement in quality improvement and patient safety by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative. The KHC 2017 Leadership in Quality Award is presented annually to a facility that reflects KHC's vision for improving the health of populations, enhancing the experience of patients, and reducing the per capita cost of care. The awards were sponsored by the KaMMCO Foundation and presented at the Ninth Annual Summit on Quality.
File iconKHA Media Advisory - Atchison Hospital to Receive Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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Atchison Hospital 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. The program’s goal is to help hospitals provide healthier food and beverage options throughout the facility for hospital employees, patients and visitors.
File iconKHA Media Advisory - Labette Health - Centers of Excellence Award.pdf
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Labette Health 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 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.
File iconKHA Statement on Medicaid Provider Cuts.pdf
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The Governor’s announcement of cuts to the KanCare program amounts to a broken promise
to the people and the health care providers of Kansas. The Governor’s announcement will
undoubtedly make some providers question whether they can continue to participate under such
circumstances. Ultimately, and most importantly, that will threaten access to care in Kansas.
File iconKansans Overwhelmingly Support a Unique Kansas Solution to Expanding KanCare.pdf
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Republicans, Independents and Democrats strongly favor The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas legislation. The unique Kansas solution to expanding KanCare (The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas) has overwhelming support (76%) from Kansas voters.
File iconMedia Advisory Expanding KanCare Forum - March 2.pdf
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What does the data tell us about what is happening around the nation in states that have expanded Medicaid? What are the outcomes other states are seeing? What impact could expanding KanCare have on local Kansas communities? These discussions will be the focus of the forum on March 2.
File iconKHA Media Release - New Study Reports on the Vulnerability of Rural Kansas Hospitals.pdf
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Media Release - iVantage® Health Analytics, a leading national provider of health care analytics and decision support tools, released its 2016 Hospital Strength INDEX Study this week, which assessed and benchmarked rural and Critical Access Hospital performance. Of the 107 rural hospitals in Kansas, 31 are classified as vulnerable and “at risk” of closure, according to the study. Last year, Kansas had 17 at-risk hospitals, according to the study. Nationally, 67 hospitals have closed since 2010.
File iconKHA Media Release - The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas - New Legislation Introduced.pdf
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New legislation introduced in the Kansas House and Senate creates a bridge within the current KanCare program to provide affordable health care coverage for approximately 150,000 Kansans who do not earn enough to afford private insurance.
File iconDave Martin - Opinion Editorial 500 - Expanding KanCare is the Right Thing to Do for Rural Hospitals.pdf
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Opinion Editorial by Dave Martin, City Manager for Fort Scott, Kansas. Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
File iconMercy Hospital Fort Scott Faces More Hard Decisions.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
File iconTerry Deschaine - Opinion Editorial 500 - KanCare Expansion Would Bring Cash to Rural Hospitals.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
File iconSumner Regional Continues to Face Cash Flow Problems.pdf
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Part of a series highlighting the value of hospitals to communities across Kansas and underscoring today’s challenges and how expanding KanCare would benefit both the hospital and the community.
File iconNew Report Reinforces the Need for a Kansas Plan.pdf
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The report released today by the Kansas Grantmakers in Health is another important development that reinforces the need for our state to develop a Kansas plan for expanding KanCare. The evidence continues to mount that the citizens of our state favor the development of a Kansas plan and this report suggests numerous ways to do just that.
File iconA Rural Physician's Perspective on Mediciad Expansion.pdf
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In addition to communications from hospital leaders, a letter on the importance of expansion was written by Doug Gruenbacher, MD, a primary care physician in Quinter, Kansas. It appeared in the Salina Journal.
File iconKanCare Expansion - Response from KHA Board Chair Steve Kelly.pdf
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KanCare Expansion - Response from KHA Board Chair Steve Kelly - Oct. 7, 2015
File iconOpinion Editorial - Tom Bell - Preserve Access to Health Care.pdf
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Opinion Editorial from Tom Bell, president and CEO of the Kansas Hospital Association in Topeka, Kansas.
File iconKHA Statement on King Vs. Burwell.pdf
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The U.S. Supreme Court released their ruling in favor of Sec. Burwell in the recent federal
lawsuit challenging the U.S. Treasury regulation. The Court validated the use of federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act in states, like Kansas, that have a federal exchange. Therefore, the approximately 78,000 Kansans who are eligible to receive federal subsidies when purchasing insurance through the federal exchange may continue to do so.
File iconHealthy Kansas Hospitals Reach 75 Pledges.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association is pleased to announce that the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation has received pledges from 75 Kansas hospitals committed to examining their current food and beverage practices. These hospitals will consider new policies that provide healthier food options in the hospital cafeteria and throughout the facility. This enhanced access to healthy food aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors.
File iconKHERF Media Release 2015 - New Models of Health Care Delivery in Rural Areas.pdf
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The ultimate goal of the project is to identify a financially sustainable model that can provide access to essential health services within a reasonable distance, while encouraging collaboration between local and regional providers.
File iconKansas Voters Support Proposed Expansion of KanCare - KHA MEDIA RELEASE.pdf
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More than two-thirds of Kansas voters support the proposed expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, KanCare, which will cover 160,000 individuals with an income up to 138% of the federal poverty level. An April statewide public opinion poll shows that majorities across all political parties favor KanCare expansion.
File iconKHA Media Release - KanCare 2.0 Provides Access While Retaining Personal Responsibility.pdf
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Recent Studies Enforce Need to Support New Legislation for Coverage and Jobs - It is significantly important to rural and urban hospitals that a "Kansas-based" solution is reached on expansion. House Bill 2319, introduced by the Kansas Hospital Association, requires the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to develop a federal Medicaid waiver for a budget-neutral managed care program known as KanCare 2.0. This program would provide access to health care coverage options for newly eligib
File iconKHA Media Release - Kansas Economy Would Benefit from KanCare Expansion 11-20-14.pdf
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New report demonstrates net savings and details consequences without expansion. See report and summary brief.
File iconOpinion Tom Bell - States Not Expanding KanCare.pdf
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Evidence continues to mount to support the importance of each state developing a plan that takes advantage of expanded federal funding to provide health insurance for low income individuals.
File iconFaces of KanCare - Jessica Media.pdf
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Media KanCare Expansion - Jessica Franco Story
File iconFaces of KanCare - Kelly Media.pdf
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Media KanCare Expansion - Kelly Brown Story
File iconFailing to Expand Medicaid Hurts Kansas -March 2014.pdf
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Two independent reports released earlier this year highlight the negative financial impact of failing to expand Medicaid on states’ economies. Comparing the costs of Medicaid expansion with the flow of federal highway subsidies and defense contracts, as well as the amount each state spends on attracting private businesses, The Commonwealth Fund concludes that Medicaid expansion benefits a state’s economy, and its financial benefits far outweigh the state’s cost of participating. Another study by
File iconPollling Shows Kansans Support of Funds-February 2014.pdf
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KHA Media Release - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released a public opinion poll that revealed registered voters in Kansas strongly agree that the state should accept federal funds that are available to broaden access to health coverage through KanCare, the program under which Medicaid is administered in Kansas. By a margin of 72 percent to 24 percent, Kansas voters support such a move, which would provide more low-income Kansans with access to health care services.
File iconNew Analysis Provides a Menu of Options for Kansas - KHA Media Release -February 2014.pdf
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Leavitt Partners Address the Uninsured with Alternative Options and Policy Models. February 17, 2014
File iconKS Medicaid Polling Release FINAL.pdf
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February 26, 2014 – Public opinion polling released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network shows that registered voters in Kansas strongly agree that the state should accept federal funds that are available to broaden access to health coverage through KanCare, the program under which Medicaid is administered in Kansas. By a margin of 72 percent to 24 percent, Kansas voters support such a move, which would provide more low-income Kansans with access to health care.
File iconLeavitt Partners' Final Report on Addressing the Uninsured.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association contracted with Leavitt Partners to examine and analyze the Kansas landscape and provide alternative models and policy options for covering the State’s low-income uninsured population. Released February 2014.
File iconPublic Opinion on Medicaid Expansion - KHA MEDIA RELEASE.pdf
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A statewide public opinion poll gauged Kansans’ attitudes toward Medicaid expansion and health care access. The poll finds nearly 3 in 4 Kansans feel Kansas should maximize federal funds and prevent Kansas tax dollars going to other states.
File iconKHA Public Opinion Poll Findings Report.pdf
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Findings Report, ETC Institute, January 2013, Funded by the American Hospital Association.
File iconEconomic and Employment Effects of Expanding KanCare in Kansas - Report.pdf
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This is an independent analysis of the economic impact of a Medicaid expansion, conducted by researchers at Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) and the George Washington University (GW). This report was prepared for the Kansas Hospital Association and funded by the American Hospital Association. February 2013
File iconEconomic and Employment Effects of KanCare Expansion Release - February 2013.pdf
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New report shows expanding KanCare could result in a net cost savings for Kansas from 2014-2020. This independent analysis will be valuable as Kansas decides whether to accept or decline federal funds to expand the KanCare program to approximately 169,000 Kansans.
File iconMaking a Decision on Expanding KanCare 2-19 Brief.pdf
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This is an independent analysis of the economic impact of a Medicaid expansion, conducted by researchers at Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) and the George Washington University (GW). This report was prepared for the Kansas Hospital Association and funded by the American Hospital Association. February 2013
File iconExpanding KanCare Can Benefit Kansas.pdf
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The Kansas Hospital Association created a two-minute informative video highlighting how Medicaid expansion is good for Kansas.
File iconOpinion Editorial Tom Bell - Medicaid Expansion.pdf
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Opinion Editorial by Tom Bell, KHA President and CEO
Kansas must use Medicaid expansion as an opportunity to build upon and improve our current Medicaid program.
File iconMoran Visits ALL Kansas Hospitals - KHA Release.docx
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With this week’s visit to St. Francis Health Center in Topeka, Kansas, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) completed his statewide tour of all 127 Kansas community hospitals. Sen. Moran began visiting community hospitals while representing the “Big First” district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The “Big First” is home to 75 of the state’s 127 community hospitals, and boasts more community hospitals than any other district in the country.