March 2018
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Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

President Elect

Tony Thompson, FACHE
Allen County Regional Hospital
Iola, KS

Past President
Roger Masse, FACHE
Ellsworth County Medical Center
Ellsworth, KS


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


KHA Liaison
Ronald W. Marshall
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS

ACHE Regent
Patricia Sanders-Hall
High Road Coaching
Overland Park, KS


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From the Desk of the KAHCE President
Judy Corzine, FACHE

It is exciting to be thinking about the future of KAHCE.  As I draft this article, I am making final plans for my attendance at ACHE Congress in Chicago the last week of March.  This year we are providing scholarships to help 8 students, 4 from KU and 4 from Wichita, attend Congress and gain the benefits of learning about healthcare leadership with people from across the country.  The efforts of our Sponsorship Committee, led by Bob Bregant, and good financial management, led by George Stover, has allowed us to provide these scholarships.  Debbie Lehner, who chairs awards and recognition committee,  led a competitive process to select the attendees.  We were also able to send 7 students last year.  The education and training of the students like these, plus other potential leaders in our organizations, represent the future of KAHCE.

Congratulations to Kristi Baker, Missouri co-chair of the Bi-State Kansas City Local Program Council (KCLPC) on successfully applying for an ACHE Chapter Innovation Grant for developing mentorship opportunities for early careerists and engaging senior-level healthcare executives in the operations and services of the chapter through the use of ACHE's Career Resource Center!  This grant, received by the Missouri chapter will benefit both Missouri and Kansas ACHE Members in the Kansas City area due to the bi-state nature of the KCLPC.  A networking event is being planned as well as a chance for more Face-to-Face credit offerings. The education will use ACHE's template #45: “Career Positioning: Strategically Mapping Your Early Career Development.” Watch your email for more information.

From an education perspective,we received exciting news from ACHE this year.   A few weeks ago, we were notified that ACHE is expanding opportunities for chapters to submit ideas for new education templates/topics and that if new ideas are submitted, ACHE will have a one month turnaround for the approval decision.  They also announced that Face-to-Face Education credit would be allowed for live streaming video of sessions to locations that are at least 120 miles from the host site and if there are at least 5 attendees at the remote site and some administrative requirements are met.  We will be exploring this option as we realize that finding funds for training and travel expenses continue to become more difficult in most healthcare organizations.

Speaking of education, preparation is complete, and registration is available on the KAHCE website for our Spring education event.  Our KAHCE Spring Education event will be on April 26 at the Wichita Marriott with the topic of Patient Centered Care in Modern Times.  Trenton Stringer, committee chair, and his team have created an informative session with 6.0 hours of Face-to-Face credit for those working to retain or achieve fellow status. KCLPC (Kanas City Local Program Council), led for Kansas by Justine Karungi, will be hosting an educational event called “Leading a Multi-generational Workforce” on May 5.  It is worth 1.5 F2F credits, and more details will be coming out soon.

Our chapter was recognized last year by ACHE with the ACHE Award of Chapter Distinction.  Roger Masse, KAHCE president in 2017, and Susan Cunningham, our talented administrative help for KHA, should be recognized for ensuring all the needed detail work was completed to achieve the award.

I participated in the quarterly ACHE leaders call a few weeks ago.  Having quality education programs, guiding members to achieve fellow status, and retaining members are a theme all chapters in District 4 share.  It was great to hear what other organizations are doing, share our status, and consider opportunities to make our chapter better.

Thanks for your membership in KAHCE/AHCE.  We believe that it is a valuable resource for you. 

2018 KACHE President
Administrative Director and CIO
Stormont Vail Health

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