Trustee of the Year Award

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Trustee of the Year Award

                  Congratulations to KHA 2016
                Trustees of the Year Nominees

 Matt Cross resized
 JuliAnn Mazachek
 Matt Cross
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital
El Dorado
            

JuliAnn Mazachek
St. Francis Health
Topeka

            Dave Robinson
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center
Chanute

 

Purpose of the Award

The Trustee of the Year Award recognizes and honors a hospital board member who is a leader, gives back to the community and routinely goes beyond the call of duty. KHA members are encouraged to recognize those trustees who have served with distinction and made significant contributions to the betterment of their hospital and community. 
The Trustee of the Year Award was established by the Kansas Hospital Association Board in 2013. The award recognizes hospital trustees who provide an exemplary contribution through their leadership and governance.

Criteria

The nominee must be an active member of a hospital board that holds current membership in the Kansas Hospital Association. The nominee must have completed their self-evaluation in the KHA Trustee Recognition and Accountability Program. Nominees should demonstrate the following characteristics: Leadership: demonstrates leadership or involvement in the field of hospital governance. Commitment: contributes both time and talent to bettering the hospital and other health care services in the community. Advocacy: increases public attention to the health care needs of the community and has created public concern for meeting those needs. Impact: analyzes issues, defines problems and brings issues to a successful conclusion.

Process

Nominations are submitted online and are reviewed by a committee of peers in the hospital/health care industry. The committee may recommend multiple, or no award, be given. The committee’s recommendation is presented to the Executive Committee of the KHA Board of Directors for approval.

Award Presentation and Recognition

In recognition for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the betterment of their hospital and community, the awardee(s) will be honored by: Receipt of the Trustee of the Year Award; Recognition at the KHA Annual Convention and the Critical Issues Summit; Complimentary Registration to the KHA Annual Convention and Critical Issues Summit; Coverage in KHA publications and on the KHA Web site; and Media announcements of the award.

Deadline

Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June. 1.  For additional information, call KHA at (785) 233-7436 or go to www.kha-net.org.

Key Dates

  • March – Call for nominations
  • June 1 – Nominations are due
  • June – Nominations reviewed by committee
  • July – Recommendation presented to the Executive Committee for approval
  • September – Awardee(s) honored at KHA Annual Convention

Materials to Be Submitted

All nominations must be submitted electronically.

Questions on the online nomination form are:
1.  In a brief description (250 words or less), please address the nominee’s work in the following area: Leadership:  How does the nominee demonstrate leadership or involvement in the field of hospital governance? Is the individual recognized by his/her peers as having a high level of proficiency and demonstrated competence? Share how the individual is a recognized leader in the community and in his or her own business or profession.
2.  In a brief description (250 words or less), please address the nominee’s work in the following area: Commitment: Highlight the nominee’s contributions of both time and talent to bettering the hospital and other health care services in the community. How has the individual brought about specific and positive changes that have advanced health care services in the community, such as improved facilities or new ways to deliver health care services? These contributions can be over time or through a single program/event with the community at large.
3.  In a brief description (250 words or less), please address the nominee’s work in the following area: Advocacy: Share how the nominee has increased public attention to the health care needs of the community and has created public concern for meeting those needs; how the individual advocates on behalf of the hospital and/or health care industry or helps shape hospital-related legislation; and how individual is involved on the community, state or national level as an advocate for health and health care access, quality and affordability.
4.  In a brief description (250 words or less), please address the nominee’s work in the following area: Impact: Discuss how the nominee analyzes issues, defines problems and brings issues to a successful conclusion; and how the nominees builds consensus and mediates disagreements. Share how this individual works closely with their local, state and/or national health care communities to forge relationships, including the hospital’s relationship with specific segments of the community (for example: business leaders, seniors, etc.).
5. Nominees must completed their self-evaluation in the KHA Trustee Recognition and Accountability Program.

Previous Winners

2016

  • Matt Cross, Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, El Dorado
  • JuliAnn Mazachek, Saint Francis Health, Topeka
  • Dave Robinson, Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute

2015

  • Bruce Buchanan, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson
  • Gary Drake, Geary Community Hospital, Junction City
  • Curt Frasier, Mitchell County Hospital and Health Systems, Beloit
  • Morris Krug, Russell Regional Hospital, Russell
  • Sister Lois O'Malley, Wamego Health Center, Wamego
  • Chris Shank, Via Christi St. Teresa Hospital, Wichita

2014

  • Ken Alexander, Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Inc., Topeka
  • Willis Heck, Newton Medical Center, Newton
  • Art Henrickson, Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg
  • Frank Jordan, Memorial Health System, Abilene
  • Bill Keller, Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt
  • Don Paxson, Graham County Hospital, Hill City

2013

  • William M. Barnes and David R. Lybarger, Anderson County Hospital, Garnett
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