March 2019
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From the Desk of the KAHCE President
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Winter 2019
Students Learn at ACHE Congress
Register for ACHE Credits - May 2-3, 2019
Seeking Nominations for New Award
Advancing in ACHE
Membership Report
Three Steps for Engaging Healthcare Providers in Organizational Change
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Tony Thompson, FACHE
Allen County Regional Hospital
Iola, KS

President Elect

Trenton Stringer
Overland Park, KS

Past President
Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, 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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KAHCE LinkedIn
KAHCE Kansas Association of Health Care Executives


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Membership Report
Richard W. “Wes” Hoyt, FACHE

Happy Spring!  It seems like this winter just wanted to hang on for a little while longer.  

Flash! Flash! Flash!...Pay your dues.  The deadline for paying your dues for this year is April 1st.  Lack of payment by this date will result in dis-enrollment from ACHE.  Please check your status and pay your dues if you are still pending.  

We also want to welcome Justin Peters to the Membership Committee.  Justin has volunteered to help us as a representative of the VA.  Welcome Justin...great to have you on the committee. 

Fellow!  Fellow!  Fellow!  It is a great beginning to the year as we already have a new Fellow to recognize...Austin Gillard.  Congrats Austin!  In addition to our newest Fellow, we have 20 new Members or Member Renewals and 4 Fellows re-certify.  Membership in ACHE is a demonstration of commitment to our profession and professional growth.  Regardless the stage we find ourselves in our career, we all have something to offer and share with others.


New Members (20)

January (5)

City State
Peter Berger Overland Park KS
John G. Darrah, MBA Wichita KS
Scott Dikeman Prairie Village KS
Mark Madden Overland Park KS
Brian O'Neal Shawnee KS
February (3)

City State
Wade L. Babcock, PA-C Great Bend KS
Carol Kemper, PhD, RN Prairie Village KS
Janette Kirkpatrick, MBA, BSN, RN Lawrence KS
March (12)

City State
Lt Col Carlton D. Abner Lenexa KS
Jason Butler Overland Park KS
Jeff S. Dunn, DO, MBA Overland Park KS
Beth Heslowitz Overland Park KS
Neesha N. Hitchcock Overland Park KS
Heather D. Hyler Neodesha KS
Michelle L. Kingsford Wichita KS
Brett Knapp Overland Park KS
Carman Meade Olathe KS
David S. Scott Overland Park KS
Nicole Vande Garde, BS Leawood KS
Fellows (1)

January (1)

City State
Austin M. Gillard, FACHE Clay Center KS
Recertified Fellows (4)

February (3)

City State
MAJ Erica Chabalko, FACHE Fort Leavenworth KS
Russell W. Johnson, FACHE Lawrence KS
Mark A. Miller, FACHE Abilene KS
March (1)

City State
Brock A. Slabach, FACHE Leawood KS

 2018 was a great year and we know 2019 will be even better.  Our goal is to grow our membership through one-on-one interaction and sharing the value of KAHCE with other healthcare leaders and peers.  We have many professionals in our organizations and other healthcare related businesses that are not aware of ACHE and do not understand the value it brings to our profession. If you are a Fellow, I strongly encourage you to add your Fellow designation (FACHE) to your business cards and correspondence.  It is a great way to generate in the designation and start a conversation about ACHE and KAHCE.

We've worked on a new Value Proposition statement for our chapter and want to share it with you:

"KAHCE is an independent chapter of ACHE committed to the professional development and advancement of healthcare professionals throughout Kansas in frontier, rural and urban markets.  Anchored in fundamental beliefs of inclusion, integrity and diversity, KAHCE leverages and employs a portfolio of networking, continuing education, career development, mentoring and teaching opportunities to promote the healthcare leadership profession in Kansas."

As current members, it is our challenge to introduce and talk with our teammates and peers about "WHY" membership in ACHE is good for them and for our profession.  A few of the key benefits to membership are education, fellowship, and community service. Let's work together to have that conversation with at least one to two people this year and see how much our chapter can grow and thrive.  From the membership committee, we are working on new engagement strategies and opportunities to introduce potential members to KAHCE.  This year, we plan to tackle the student to member process, as well as how to improve the on boarding of new members into our chapter.  We are a strong chapter with much to offer and share and will continue to promote our value.  

To be eligible for member status, a candidate must have two things:

    1. A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

    2. An interest in or commitment to the profession of healthcare management

Candidates can apply online at For the first two years of membership, new member dues are drastically reduced at $160.  

Richard W. "Wes" Hoyt, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer, Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System
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