Message from Your President

Dear KCHCS Members:

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


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 June 8 Educational Program?

If so, you can still download the slide presentation, Working with Our Fragmented, Fragile Physician Workforce: Trends in 2016 and Beyond.

Related Links

Kansas City Healthcare Communicators Society Documents
Communicating Unanticipated Outcomes ...
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Melissa Hungerford (mhungerford@kha-net.org) or Susan Cunningham (scunningham@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436
For more information on this program, contact Susan Cunningham at scunningham@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
For more information on the KHA Board Meeting, contact Amy Fluke at (785) 233-7436 or afluke@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.