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Patricia Sanders-Hall, FACHE
The University of Kansas Hospital
Overland Park, KS

President Elect

Roger Masse, FACHE
Ellsworth County Medical Center
Ellsworth, KS

Past President
Bob Bregant, FACHE
Steele Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Shawnee, KS


George M. Stover, FACHE
Hospital District #1 of Rice County
Lyons, KS


Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS


KHA Liaison
Melissa L. Hungerford, FACHE
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS

ACHE Regent

Janet Stanek, FACHE
Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Topeka, KS 

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Mentoring Program Kickoff

Mentoring Committee Chair, Troy DeDecker spoke to a group of students on February 15th to kick off the KAHCE mentoring program. Troy discussed the benefits of having a mentor and the opportunity for KAHCE student members to be paired with a KAHCE executive through the KAHCE Mentoring Program. The presentation generated wide interest among students and resulted in 19 students pursuing mentorship through KAHCE. It also encouraged additional students to become KAHCE members. Only members of KAHCE will be matched with a mentor.

How does it work?

Students filled out a one page survey that identified their specific areas of interest within healthcare administration as well as a brief description of their health experience. KAHCE members who volunteered to be mentors were paired with students based on common areas of interest. The mentors received an email with the contact information of the student they were paired with, and then asked to reach out to the student to begin the mentoring relationship.

What is involved in a mentoring relationship?

The goal of the mentoring program is to assist students with the growth and development in their careers. In the mentoring relationship, a mentor is someone who is willing to share their assessments, viewpoints, and life experiences with the student to help them succeed. A mentor can be a person that a student can “bounce ideas” off of, and assist by sharing your areas of expertise. Meetings may occur in-person, via phone or email as often as you want, but generally every 1-2 months.

We need your help!

The mentoring committee is still looking for at least 6 volunteers to become mentors for students. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of please contact Troy DeDecker at:

Troy DeDecker, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital
Healthsouth Central Region Vice President

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