Media Releases

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File iconKHA Media Statement - Reopen Kansas Framework.pdf
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(April 30, 2020) – KHA welcomes Governor Laura Kelly’s plan for a phased-in approach to the reopening of Kansas when the statewide stay-at-home order expires on Monday, May 4. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our state’s physical, mental and economic health. We agree that it is time to move responsibly and deliberately forward.
File iconKHA Media Statement - COVID-19 State Funding.pdf
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(April 17, 2020) – The Kansas Hospital Association appreciates the recent action by Governor Laura Kelly and legislative leadership to approve grants to Kansas hospitals to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.
File iconOpinion Editorial - Tom Bell - Support for Health Care Workers.pdf
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(Mar. 31, 2020) - Opinion Editorial by Tom Bell. If you agree that our Kansas health care workers deserve our support, there is a very simple but important way you can express that support.
File iconKHA Media Statement - COVID-19 Stay Home Order.pdf
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(Mar. 28, 2020) - As a community of hospitals, we support the statewide ‘stay home’ order issued by Governor Laura Kelly. This is an important part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.
File iconKCMHC Statement.pdf
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(Mar. 21, 2020) - As a community of hospitals representing the Kansas City metropolitan area, we support the ‘stay at home’ order issued by the regional governments. Social isolation and distancing will help reduce the spread of the virus and limit the exposure of vulnerable individuals. Reduced spread allows hospitals to manage health care resources in our communities. The public has an important role in helping reduce the spread of the virus.
File iconKHA Media Statement - COVID-19.pdf
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(Mar. 13, 2020) - Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Kansas hospitals have worked closely with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Hospitals and providers have followed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other federal, state and local partners to respond to this challenge and to make sure hospitals and health systems have the most up-to-date information.
File iconNEW KHA President and CEO Announced.pdf
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(Jan. 23, 2020) – The KHA Board of Directors has selected Chad Austin to fill the position of president and CEO for the Kansas Hospital Association upon the retirement of current KHA president and CEO Tom Bell on Sept. 1, 2020.
File iconKHA Media Statement - Bipartisan Collaboration on Medicaid Expansion.pdf
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(Jan. 9, 2020) - The Kansas Hospital Association is delighted to learn that Gov. Laura Kelly and Sen. Jim Denning have reached an agreement on a Medicaid expansion plan. The plan allows for expansion up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
File iconKHA Media Release - KHA President and CEO Announces Retirement.pdf
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(Jan.2, 2020) - Tom Bell expresses gratitude for members and the opportunity to serve them. He became president and CEO of the Kansas Hospital Association in January 2005.
File iconTom Bell opinion editorial - Medical Debt.pdf
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(Nov. 7, 2019) - It bears repeating that hospitals and health systems treat all patients who come through their doors, regardless of the time of day and regardless of their ability to pay.
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