About KHA
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KHA Vision: An organization of hospitals working together to improve access, quality and the affordability of health care for all Kansans. KHA Mission: To be the voice and resource for community-based hospitals by meeting member needs for advocacy and service.
Dr. John Axtell, a surgeon in Newton, Kansas, led the charge in 1910 to develop an organization of hospitals to “promote the efficiency and economy in the management of hospitals in Kansas.”
KHA's membership includes 128 community hospitals and 10 other health care organizations. In addition, three health insurance companies are members, as well as 46 associate members that represent health care vendors and service providers,14 members that represent systems and 17 members that represent networks.
Thank you to our KHA diamond, platinum, gold and silver sponsors. KHA sponsorships help our association grow in members, grow our educational offering and increase value.
The Kansas Hospital Association is located in Topeka, Kansas, just blocks from the state Capitol. Topeka is a family-oriented community of 120,000 in northeast Kansas, located an hour from Kansas City, Topeka offers excellent family, professional, educational, outdoor and cultural opportunities. KHA, and our affiliates, employ approximately 25 employees in Topeka.
State and federal governments pay for well over half of Kansas hospital care and regulate 100 percent of our activities. Those are the main reasons why the work of the Kansas Hospital Association and its political action committee, KHA-PAC, is so important.
Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation ... facilitating community-based health solutions that work. KHERF, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, was formed in 1969 as the Kansas Hospital Association Education Foundation. It was renamed the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation in 1999.
The Kansas Health Service Corporation is a for-profit subsidiary of the Kansas Hospital Association and provides needed products and services to KHA member hospitals. The KHA Workers’ Compensation Fund, Inc is a taxable workers’ compensation pool operated by KHSC.
Associated Purchasing Services Corp. is a for-profit group purchasing company organized in the state of Kansas. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Health Alliance of MidAmerica, LLC.
KHA and the Kansas Medical Society founded the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative in 2008. This provider-led organization is dedicated to transforming health care through patient-centered initiatives that improve quality, safety and value.
KHA is governed by a Board of Directors. KHA members guide the association's work through input on KHA councils, technical advisory groups, task forces, policy groups and during Spring and Fall district meetings.
The Kansas Hospital Association Awards Program offers KHA members the opportunity to honor individuals or groups that are making a positive difference for Kansas hospitals.
Staff photos and contact information for: Kansas Hospital Association, Kansas Health Service Corporation, Associated Purchasing Services and Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council staff.
Questions...contact a member of the Kansas Hospital Association. Click here or go to the KHA Staff Team section of this Web site for photos, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
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For more information regarding the KHHRA Educational Program, contact Debbie Hall (dhall@khsc.org) or Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding the KONL Educational Program, contact Debbie Hall (dhall@khsc.org) or Deborah Stern (dstern@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding the KAHCC Educational Program, contact Jan Fenwick (jfenwick@kha-net.org or Cindy Samuelson (csamuelson@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
Please join us for a webinar on April 28 from 10:0011:00 a.m. to hear from Dr. Elizabeth Ablah, who will be presenting on the importance of developing a work site wellness strategy for hospitals.
For more information regarding this event, contact Michele Clark at KHC at mclark@khconline.org or (785) 235-0763.