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Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas

The Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas was organized on Nov. 9, 1951, with 11 member auxiliaries. At the suggestion of Kansas Hospital Association Board Chairman Bruce Dickson, it was agreed that HAK would meet in November 1952 in conjunction with the KHA Annual Convention. Since that time, HAK member auxiliaries have met annually and concurrently with the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show. Today, the membership is composed of 59 Kansas hospital auxiliaries, as well as 90 individual associate members who are hospital CEOs, directors of volunteer services, local auxiliary members and other auxiliary friends.

HAK member auxiliaries have 7,551 members. Every year, they contribute 700,000 hours and $1.5 million to Kansas hospitals, as well as more than $180,000 for health career scholarships.

The purpose of the HAK state organization is to: act as a coordinating body for its member auxiliaries, assist in the organization of hospital auxiliaries, develop leadership, promote mutual benefits and objectives of member auxiliaries and work with KHA in the promotion of better health care. HAK also provides a large grassroots network of local auxiliary members to assist KHA.

HAK offers educational opportunities to members twice a year – at each of six spring district meetings and at the annual convention. A program on legislative issues is always included, along with the opportunity for the exchange of ideas between auxiliaries. Information is also shared through a quarterly newsletter sent to all auxiliary presidents and all associate members.

For information about the Hospital Auxiliaries of Kansas, contact  Pat Martin, 2016 HAK president, at (316) 640-5679, or Amy Fluke, KHA Liaison, at (785) 233-7436.

 

2016 HAK District Meetings

Tuesday, April 5             District 3      Council Grove       Morris County Hospital Auxiliary

Wednesday, April 6       District 1       Otttawa                 Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Thursday, April 7           District 2       Parsons                  Labette Health Auxiliary

Tuesday, April 12           District 4       Marion                   St. Luke Hospital & Living Center Auxiliary  

Wednesday, April 13     District 5       WaKeeney             Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Thursday, April 14         District 6        Liberal                   Southwest Medical Center Auxiliary

HAK Documents

Sunflower Auxilian

For more information on this meeting, contact Jennifer Findley at (785) 233-7436 or jfindley@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Chrisy Madden, KHA Education Department at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information on this program, contact Tish Hollingsworth (thollingsworth@kha-net.org) or Dee Lewis (dlewis@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, is offering a training opportunity for Small Hospital Improvement Program grant eligible facilities focusing on an overview of the EDTC program.
For more information regarding this seminar, contact Ronnie Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@kha-net.org.