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Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators

The Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators is a group of health care communications professionals dedicated to improving communication with our communities, health care employees, physicians, media and more. KAHCC provides the following benefits for new and experienced communication professionals: two educational seminars; networking with peers; membership directory; and online list serve.

There Is Still Time to View the InDesign Tips and Tricks Webinar Recording

Good news! We are making the recording of last month's InDesign Tips and Tricks webinar available for another month. This recording will be available through the month of September by clicking on the link below.

http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=da92ws

Please let us know if you have questions.

KAHCC Emerald Awards - Enter Today!

Once again, it's time to enter the KAHCC Emerald Awards competition. Hospital and health-related communications projects must be submitted electronically by Aug. 29. Instructions for entering the competition are included the Call for Entries document. Each entry will be judged on its own merit, so all sizes of organizations are encouraged to apply. Awards will be presented at the KAHCC Emerald Awards Ceremony at the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Overland Park. Don't wait until the last minute ... submit your entries today!

Click here to view KAHCC's 2013 Emerald's Best of Show Winner -  Submitted by Mallory Laur, Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

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Membership in KAHCC

For minimal dues, membership in KAHCC provides many benefits for the new and the experienced communication professional:  

  • Two conferences are offered each year, one in the spring, and one in conjunction with the Kansas Hospital Association convention in November;
  • Emerald Awards Program, which gives members an opportunity to have communication projects critiqued by a panel of judges;
  • Log on to the KAHCC Web page to view information on programs and educational meetings, an online membership directory and much more.
  • Networking opportunities with peers across the state;
  • Getting acquainted with other KAHCC members is easier than ever with the KAHCC membership directory. The directory contains information on each member, including photos when available.
  • Online list-serv for members to e-mail other members with questions they may, share ideas and information. To learn more about the KAHCC group, visit yahoogroups

 KAHCC Offers Three Levels of Membership

  • ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP ($40 per year): Employees of Kansas health care organizations who are responsible for developing, administering and implementing public relations/communications/marketing programs.
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP ($50 per year): Individuals who work as consultants, employees or agency representatives for businesses that serve health care organizations.
  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ($5 per year): Individuals actively pursuing a degree in public relations, communications, marketing, etc.

KAHCC membership runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Membership for 2014 is already underway, so if you have not sent in your 2014 KAHCC dues, please do so as soon as possible. If you have questions regarding KAHCC, contact: 2014 KAHCC President Tracy Campbell at (620) 364-2121; or contact KHA Liaison Cindy Samuelson at (785) 233-7436. 

KAHCC Mission Statement

The Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators (KAHCC), an allied organization of the Kansas Hospital Association, is a voluntary, non-profit organization, which exists to encourage the highest standards of practice in health care communications. The Association's mission can best be accomplished by providing professional leadership, educational opportunities and the exchange of information concerning matters of communications policies, practices and procedures.

KAHCC Board, Membership and Bylaws 

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Join the Kansas Healthcare Communicators Society on Oct. 29, 2014 for their fall education conference. Download the brochure today for more information. Contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436 or jfenwick@kha-net.org for more info.
Improved coordination of care and sharing of public health data are two important requirements in Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Join KHA on Wed., Oct. 29 for a webinar from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Kansas Hospital Association in cooperation with the Nebraska Hospital Association will be hosting a webinar on Oct. 29 that will cover the challenges facing Critical Access Hospitals as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Paul Baumert, CPA, FHFMA and Julianne Kipple, CPA, CHFP with the Lutz Healthcare Practice Group will identify opportunities for cost savings, improvements in revenue cycle management and shifts in reimbursement.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
For more information on the KHA Board Meeting, contact Amy Fluke at afluke@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436