Spring 2013
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KAHCE/ACHE Spring Education - May 16 & 17
President's Message
Message from your Kansas ACHE Regent
ACHE Congress From the Perspective of a Student
Integrating Acute Care with Post-Acute Care Settings
Membership Update
New KAHCE Members - January - April 2013
The Sum of All Interactions: How Non-clinical Experiences Have a Powerful Impact on Perception of Care
Access: How Small and Midsize Hospitals Are Obtaining Low Cost Capital
Projecting Confidence and Competence
5 Ways to Foster Innovation
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Dave Engel, FACHE
Phillips County Hospital
Phillipsburg, KS
President Elect
Heather Fuller, FACHE
Sunflower Health Network
Salina, KS
Past President
Janet Stanek, FACHE
Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Topeka, KS
Melissa L. Hungerford, FACHE
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS
ACHE Regent
Jeremy Armstrong, FACHE
St. Luke Hospital and Living Center
Marion, KS

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KAHCE/ACHE Spring Education - May 16 & 17
Hotel at Old Town, 830 E. First, Wichita, Kansas

Register today to receive up to 7.5 ACHE Face-to-Face credit hours during the Kansas Association of Health Care Executives’ Spring Education. In addition, a networking event and 1.5 qualified education credits will be offered. 

On Thursday, May 16, Dr. John Sena of The Ohio State University will present a 6.0 hour program entitled, “Emerging Trends in Healthcare: Preparing for Tomorrow Today.”  From radically changing demographics to rapidly emerging new technologies, new trends are impacting healthcare today; tomorrow, it will look and feel very differently. Anticipate and understand the trends and innovations shaping the future of healthcare delivery. Adopt new leadership competencies to manage and implement these changes successfully.
Identify challenges and opportunities surrounding emerging trends such as accountable care, bundled payments, medical homes, unionization of employees, mobile health, social networking and cloud computing.
Expand your role to address changes in delivery systems, hospital administration, healthcare workforce, technology and the healthcare consumer movement.
Friday, May 17, KAHCE is proud to roll out a premier panel discussion template which was created by our members entitled, “Integrating Acute Care to Post Acute Care Settings.”  This has been approved for 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face credit hours. 
Topics for Discussion:
  • Journey of a patient through the Post Acute Care (PAC) Continuum of Healthcare Services. 
  • Delineation of services between LTACs, IRFs, HHs, and CCRCs.
  • Care coordination along the PAC.
  • Partnering along the care continuum for enhanced outcomes.
  • Planning with the patient strictly focused on the next transitional step.
  • Team based approach in care transitions with nurse case managers, administrators, physicians, patients, payers, nurses, therapists, insurance companies, and government responsibilities.
  • Information and/or communication that is needed from the Acute Care Hospitals.
  • Clinical benchmarks to monitor patient improvement that will facilitate movement along the care continuum.
A second panel discussion, “Sustaining a Financially Vibrant Healthcare Organization,” will be presented for 1.5 ACHE Qualified Education Credits.  
Topics for Discussion:
  • How can a hospital survive—and thrive—in the future?
  • What are some of the best practices put in place by healthcare organizations that have effectively reduced expenses and still maintained high-quality patient care?
  • What are some of the key financial principles that healthcare organizations should use as guidelines for their own operations?
Three easy ways to register:
Fax - (785) 233-6955
Mail - Susan Cunningham, KAHCE, 215 S.E. 8th, Topeka, Kansas 66603-3906
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