Message from Your President

Dear KCHCS Members:

We have a great speaker lined up for our June event! Don’t forget – you can bring a one-time guest, so if someone from your organization has an interest in physician recruiting, retention and communication, please bring them along (and send an RSVP).  

Physician Recruiting, Retention and Communication

Date: Wednesday, June 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Presented by: Kurt Mosley from Merritt Hawkins

Location: InQuest Marketing | 9100 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, Mo. 

Session Information: How can hospital, medical group and other healthcare facility managers create positive relationships with today’s doctors? How do recruiting strategies and methods set the stage for positive physician relations? How are physician compensation models changing? What can healthcare managers do to promote physician engagement?  

In this presentation, executives with Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search consulting firm, provide answers to these questions. In this session Kurt will examine how the physician workforce has changed and where it is headed. Drawing from data collected through one of the largest physician surveys ever conducted in the United States, this program will provide insight into today’s physician workforce trends.

About the Presenter: Kurt Mosley serves as Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm, and a company of AMN Healthcare, the largest healthcare staffing organization in the United States. With over 20 years of healthcare industry experience, Mr. Mosley is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the evolving healthcare system, particularly the way physician supply, demand, and access are changing. Mr. Mosley has been cited for his expertise in numerous publications, including USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Modern Healthcare, Hospitals & Health Networks, HealthLeaders, Medical Economics and many others and has been heard on XM Radio’s “Reach M.D.” program. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Mr. Mosley spent several years in professional baseball and now resides in Dallas, Texas.

Please RSVP to Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org by Friday, June 3.

Save the Date

Save-the-Date for these 

upcoming KCHCS events!

August 10  |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Topic: Organizational Culture and Internal Communications,
Presenter: Angie Pastorek, Ph.D., Workplace Communication Strategist, University of Kansas-Edwards Campus
Location: St. Joseph Medical Center, 1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, Mo.

Nov. 4 – FALL Conference  |  8:30 am. - 4 p.m.  | Great speakers and topics being planned. Save the date for this convenient, affordable and close-to-home conference!

We look forward to seeing you June 8!

Stephanie Manning

President, KCHCS

PR & Marketing Manager, Olathe Health System



KCHCS Membership Form

If you have not already done so, please fill out and return the 2016 KCHCS Membership Form. These need to be in by April 1. Send to Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org.

Membership Scholarship

We understand budgets can be tight. In an effort to keep our membership strong, KCHCS is offering five membership scholarships to KCHCS hospital/provider members. This scholarship can be applied to 2016 dues or the 2016 Fall Conference. If you know anyone who would be a good candidate for this scholarship, please pass this form and information along to them. The deadline is March 1. Membership scholarships will be based on need. Send forms to Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org

Education Scholarship

KCHCS is offering one $250 education scholarship for hospital/provider members. This scholarship will be awarded based on a lottery drawing. Please complete the education scholarship form and submit by March 1 to Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org for your chance to win. The scholarship can be applied to one of the following educational opportunities:

  • MAHPRM Summer Conference
  • KCHCC Spring Conference
  • KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show
  • MHA Annual Convention and Trade Show

Save-the-Date for these upcoming KCHCS events!

June 8  |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

August 10  |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nov. 4 – FALL Conference  |  8:30 am. - 4 p.m.

 We look forward to seeing you April 20th!

Stephanie Manning
President, KCHCS
PR & Marketing Manager, Olathe Health System


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 2016 KCHCS President Stephanie Manning at (913) 791-4200; or KHA liason Cindy Samuelson or MHA liason Beth Morell.

Membership for 2016

Download the KCHCS 2016 Membership Application and share it with others you think would be interested. Our membership dues are $75 for a year's membership. 2016 KCHCS membership applications are due to Jan Fenwick (KCHCS, Attention Jan Fenwick, 215 SE 8th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603-3906) by Friday, April 1. We are looking forward to a great 2016!

Did you Miss the Feb. 10 Educational Program?

If so, you can still download the slide presentation ... just click on the title below!

CRM for Every Budget: You Don’t Have to Go Big or Go Home

In a perfect world, every hospital would have implemented a full CRM database with all the bells and whistles 10 years ago. But as we all know in healthcare marketing, budgets and resources can be limited, the RFP process can be daunting, and it can take years to get where you know you need to be. Learn how the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics started small with a subscriber database and after time proved that a full CRM database was worth the capital investment. 

       Sara Dykes
       Vice President, Sales & Operations
       LionShare Marketing

Sara Dykes currently serves as the Vice President of Sales & Operations for LionShare. With over 15 years of healthcare marketing and leadership experience, she oversees the sales and operations functions of the organization, directing cross-functional teams to drive innovation, service delivery, and operational performance. As a prior Client Services team lead, she was responsible for building client partnerships and the development and execution of strategic marketing solutions. She has guided hundreds of hospitals in their quest to link data analytics to actionable CRM strategies. Prior to her tenure at LionShare, Sara was a member of the Marketing Research and Development team with Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, MO. She earned her MBA at the UMKC Bloch School of Business.

Related Links

Kansas City Healthcare Communicators Society Documents
For more information on the KHSC Board Meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) or Vicky Nelson (vnelson@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information on the KHA Board Retreat, contact Amy Fluke at afluke@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
For more information or to participate, contact Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
Join the Kansas Hospital Association for an educational webinar that will be presented from a hospitals perspective.