March 2017
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From the Desk of the KAHCE President
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Advancing in ACHE - Part I
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Roger Masse, FACHE
Ellsworth County Medical Center
Ellsworth, KS

President Elect

Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

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


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


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

ACHE Regent

Janet Stanek, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS 

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From the Desk of the KAHCE President
Roger A. Masse, FACHE
I participated in a recent Quarterly Chapter Call coordinated by Ms. Terra Levin, FACHE, CAE, Regional Director at ACHE. The primary goal of these quarterly calls is to allow each chapter the opportunity to update the group on their respective programs, ideas, challenges or any other pertinent matters of interest. For me there were a few somewhat obvious but important takeaways.

  • Each of the 18 chapters comprising District 4 have both variant and similar challenges.
  • The program ideas shared from other chapters may be worthy of some assessment by KAHCE as we move forward with our agenda.
  • Our Kansas Chapter programs and effort on behalf of our members are as well organized and executed as other chapters.
  • ACHE is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to our chapter as it works with all chapters to strengthen what we do for the membership.

As I listened, my appreciation for the work of chapter leadership during the past year became very clear. Our efforts in modifying our committees, among other strategic moves, has enhanced our ability to respond and to strengthen what we do. These efforts have also been noticed by the officers, governors, regents and staff at ACHE.

We have just received notice that the Kansas Chapter has earned the ACHE Award of Chapter Merit, one that ACHE attributes to the work of leadership throughout the past year. As a member of the Executive Committee during 2016, this award reminded me of the significant efforts made by our immediate Past President, Patricia Sanders-Hall, MA, FACHE. With her continuous attention, we have become better organized and prepared to more effectively lead this organization. Thank you, Patricia, for all of this hard work. For any of you at the ACHE Congress on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the chapter awards will be presented as part of the Malcolm T. MacEachern Luncheon.

Regarding specific hard work from many committees, we urge as many of you as possible to attend this year's educational program in Manhattan on April 18-19, 2017. More detail is in this newsletter.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve, and thank you to committee members for your efforts. See you in Manhattan.

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