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The Kansas City Healthcare Communicators Society (KCHCS) is dedicated to assisting communicators who work in or have an interest in the health care field continue their professional development by increasing their understanding of the industry and their role in it.

In today's highly competitive and fast-changing health care world, KCHCS provides members with a unique opportunity to collaborate with their peers throughout the Greater Kansas City area.

Benefits include educational programs that are offered to members through luncheon or breakfast meetings, as well as at an annual half-day seminar. While topics often focus on the communicator's role in a changing health care industry, programs also include more general marketing and communications topics. In addition, KCHCS offers unique networking opportunities through social activities.

For more information contact 2015 KCHCS President Mallory Laur at (913) 676-2299; or KHA liason Cindy Samuelson or MHA liason Beth Morell.

KCHCS Is Accepting Membership
      Applications for 2015

Download the KCHCS 2015 Membership Application and share it with others you think would be interested. Our membership dues are $75 for a year's membership. We are looking forward to a great 2015!

Register Today for the April 8 KCHCS Meeting!

Please mark your calendars for our first meeting on April 8 at the Prairie Dog | 811 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO. RSVPs are due to Jan Fenwick by Wednesday, April 1. You are encouraged to bring a friend or colleague to any of our meetings who may be interested in joining KCHCS – their first meeting is free! When you RSVP, please designate who is a guest.

As a reminder, scholarship applications for membership and education are due by Wednesday, April 1.

Conquering Chronic Content Creation Syndrome:
How to Overcome the Increasing Demands for Producing Content

Speaker: Reba Thompson, WriterGirl

Wednesday, April 8
11:30 a.m. Networking and Lunch
Noon Presentation

Prairie Dog|TCG
811 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64105

Free parking is provided by Prairie Dog|TCG for the lot at the northeast corner of 7th and Wyandotte Streets. That's across the street from the Trozzolo building and north one block. A KCHCS Representative will be handing out parking passes in the lot until noon. If you arrive after noon, please pick up your pass at the front desk of Prairie Dog|TCG.

Do you suffer from exhaustion and even nausea when you think of all the communication channels your department has to supply with content? Perhaps sweaty palms and a rapid heartbeat? Not to mention sleepless nights. These are symptoms of Chronic Content Creation Syndrome (CCCS), a condition reaching epidemic proportions among hospital marketers. Talk about viral! With communication channels growing each year, the demands for producing content to feed each one can wear you out. This presentation will share WriterGirl’s treatment plan to help you manage CCCS and enjoy healthy content production.

By attending this presentation, you will walk away with three key takeaways:

    1. Gain therapeutic value in being among other CCCS sufferers and learn three practical ways to overcome it.
    2. Understand preventative practices you can bring back to your organization to manage this syndrome proactively - get ahead of the content demand.
    3. Be inspired to embrace and enter the unknown of the digital world. Success is just beyond your comfort zone.

About Reba
Reba Thompson is the currently the director of business development for WriterGirl & Associates, a professional writing company exclusively for hospitals and health systems, where she is passionate about helping others and building long-term relationships. Reba’s energetic spirit and her understanding of the healthcare allow her to bring fresh ideas and best practices to hospital marketing departments across the country.

Prior to joining WriterGirl in 2011, Reba worked in the healthcare hospitality industry for a leading concierge service provider. Her strong roots in healthcare began when she earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Dayton. At UD she was a scholarship soccer player and she still enjoys being active. Reba lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband and one year old daughter.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING KCHCS EVENTS
Wednesday, June 10
Wednesday, Aug. 12
Friday, Oct. 9 – Fall Conference

2015 MEMBERSHIP DUES

2015 KCHCS membership applications are due to Jan Fenwick (KCHCS, Attention Jan Fenwick, 215 SE 8th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603-3906) by Wednesday, April 1.

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Keep up-to-date with current hot topics affecting Kansas Hospitals at the KHA District Meetings. This meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end after lunch at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
Keep up-to-date with current hot topics affecting Kansas Hospitals at the KHA District Meetings. This meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end after lunch at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
Two sessions are offered: 8 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information or to register, visit http:www.kammco.comEvents.aspx.
Keep up-to-date with current hot topics affecting Kansas Hospitals at the KHA District Meetings. This meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end after lunch at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
Two sessions are offered: one from 8 a.m. to noon. The second from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information or to register, visit http:www.kammco.comEvents.aspx.