|From the Desk of the KAHCE President|
As I was wrapping up my term as KAHCE president last week by
submitting the year end reports to ACHE, I began thinking how quickly a year
passes and what we focused on last year.
A year ago a new KAHCE leadership group began working
together to provide great education to our members. Although our attendance numbers were lower
this year, partly due to a decrease in KHA conference attendance, we provided
great programs to our members. We are
looking for creative ways to expand attendance in 2019 through the use of video
technology to provide face-to-face credit for attendees at a distant location
from the originating educational event site.
A year ago we began focusing on trying to do education
jointly with HFMA. We provided that joint
education this year and developed a better partnership with HFMA in the
process. We continue to look for
opportunities to involve financial management leaders, nursing leaders, and
physician leaders to become involved with KAHCE.
A year ago we began to understand that enhancements should
be made to our communication and working relationship with Missouri to make our
KCLPC stronger. We have already
implemented several of the changes and plans for all 2019 KCLPC educational
activities are already being finalized.
A year ago we talked about how to find enough sponsors to
support our goal of sending a larger number of students to Congress. We were able to achieve this goal, with 7
students attending Congress. The need
for sponsors is a concern again for 2019, and our sponsorship team is
developing creative ways to obtain sponsors.
A year ago we discussed a desire to make community outreach
a part of our events. We were able to
provide food to harvesters during our fall education session and have plans for
a “hands-on” community support event in 2019.
A year ago we talked about wanting to do more with our
military members. We were able to create
an agreement that allows us to participate in some of the education events
sponsored/hosted by our military members.
We are hoping to have more participation with the military and VA in
2019 by including both military and VA representatives on our board.
A year ago we talked about the need to help our members in
their career development with a focus on the areas of diversity, mentoring and
advancement. Although we didn’t achieve
some of our goals for these areas in 2018, we have committee chairs excited
about taking the lead and helping our members in 2019.
I want to thank all the individuals who held a leadership
role in KAHCE in 2018 for their hard work and focus on making KAHCE a great
organization. I look forward to seeing
our KAHCE organization continue to improve in 2019 and into the future.
Judy Corzine, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, CHCIO
2018 KAHCE President
Administrative Director and CIO
Stormont Vail Health