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.

KCHCS Is Accepting Membership
      Applications 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. We are looking forward to a great 2016!


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.

Please join us for our first event of 2016

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

       Wednesday, February 10
       11:30 a.m. networking
       Noon presentation

       The Kansas City Star - Press Pavilion
       1601 McGee., Kansas City, MO 64108 Directions

 Please park in the lot located west of the Pavilion on McGee. The parking lot gate will be open.

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.

Attached is a listing of those who have already registered for the program. If you have not done so, please RSVP to Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org by Monday, Feb. 8. Remember, KCHCS members can bring a guest to one meeting at no charge.

We look forward to another great year at KCHCS.

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

Save the Date for these Upcoming KCHCS Events

April 20
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

June 8
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

August 10
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November 4 - Fall Conference
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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For more information, contact Dee Lewis (dlewis@kha-net.org) or Tish Hollingsworth (thollingsworth@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
Topics to be covered include: Telemedicine basics Best practices Discuss the impact on reimbursement and How hospitals are using telemedicine.
For more information or to participate, contact Jan Fenwick at jfenwick@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
For more information on this webinar, contact the KHA Education at (785) 233-7436 or cmadden@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact Dee Lewis at (785) 233-7436 or dlewis@kha-net.org