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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 iconThe Power of Rural - KHA Media Release.pdf
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Join us on Nov. 16, 2017, to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” and bring to light the unique health care needs that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural health care providers. Events recognizing National Rural Health Day and “Celebrating the Power of Rural” are being planned throughout the nation.
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 Media Release - Two Billion Dollars Forfeited in Kansas.pdf
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Yesterday, the total amount of federal funds Kansas has forfeited by not expanding KanCare reached $2 billion. This represents an average loss in Kansas taxpayer dollars of $18.40 every second since Jan. 1, 2014. These funds have gone to the federal government to be spent in other states for Medicaid expansion.
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.
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This seminar will be appropriate for any board member or hospital administrator, and will be offered six times for convenience, each seminar will cover the same material.Locations and Dates:Wichita - June 27Garden City - June 28Parsons - July 19Topeka - Aug. 17Salina - Oct. 17Colby - Oct. 18
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