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 2014 KCHCS president Denise Rector at (816) 559-9377; or KHA liason Cindy Samuelson or MHA liason Beth Morell.

KCHCS Is Accepting Membership
      Applications for 2014

Download the KCHCS 2014 Membership Application and share it with others you think would be interested. Our membership dues are $50 for a year's membership. We are looking forward to a great 2014!

Register Today to Attend the Fall Education Conference - Oct. 29

You won't want to miss the Fall KCHCS Education Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. , Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Brio Tuscan Grill, located at the Country Club Plaza, 502 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO 64112. The registration fee is $75. 2015 KCHCS membership dues is now being accepted at an additional fee of $75. For more information, download the brochure. Fax (785) 233-6955 or Email your scanned registration form today to Jan Fenwick (jfenwick@kha-net.org). Mail your KCHCS Fall Conference registration fee and 2015 KCHCS membership fee with check payable to KCHCS and mail to the attention of  Jan Fenwick, Kansas Hospital Association, 215 SE 8th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603-3906.  For questions, contact Jan Fenwick at (785) 233-7436. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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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.