December 15, 2014
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Annual Meeting/Election Report
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Heather Fuller, FACHE
Sunflower Health Network
Salina, KS
President Elect
Bob Bregant, FACHE
Steele Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Shawnee, KS
Past President
Dave Engel, FACHE
Phillips County Hospital
Phillipsburg, KS
Melissa L. Hungerford, FACHE
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS
ACHE Regent
Jeremy Armstrong, FACHE
St. Luke Hospital and Living Center
Marion, KS

Annual Meeting/Election Report

On November 12, 2014, approximately 100 members, including 15 students attended the annual meeting and fall education session in Overland Park Kansas. 3 educational sessions were held a) “Building the Health Facility of Tomorrow: Rehabilitate, Renovate or Replace” b) “Reducing Health Care Risks/Ebola Planning” and c) “Prevention and Management of Facility Acquired Infections”.  The panel members were very experienced in their topics and provided great information and guidance to attendees.

During the annual meeting, the slate of officers and directors for 2015 were approved. They included:

  • Bob Bregant, FACHE, from Steele Healthcare Solutions of Overland Park as President.
  • Patricia Sanders-Hall, FACHE, from The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, as President-Elect.
  • Tony Thompson FACHE, from Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland as Director.
  • Roger Barnhart from Ashland Heath Center in Ashland as Director.
  • Sharon Cox, FACHE, from Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood as Director.
  • Roger Masse, FACHE, from Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth as Director.
  • LTC Paul C. Graves from Munson Army Health Center in Leavenworth as Military Representative.
  • Monica McCarthy, KUMC, Kansas City, was selected for the student representative.
  • Melissa Hungerford, FACHE, from KHA will maintain her Secretary/Treasurer role.
  • Heather Fuller, FACHE, from Sunflower Health Network in Salina moves into the Past President role.

During the meeting it was announced that Janet Stanek, FACHE, Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka, Kansas was selected to be the ACHE Regent for our District.

ACHE Service Awards were given to Rod Corn, FACHE, from Neuterra in Kansas City; Melissa Hungerford, FAHCE, from Kansas Hospital Association in Topeka; and Dave Engel, FACHE, from Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg. The Regent's Award was given to Bob Bregant, FACHE, Steele Healthcare Solutions, LLC in Overland Park.

The day ended with a KAHCE/ACHE/KCLPC networking session and then a Student Development and Early Career Breakout Session.

Respectfully submitted, Judy Corzine, FACHE, Communications Committee Chair
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