|From the Desk of the KAHCE President|
|Marion "Tony" Thompson, FACHE|
just completed our KAHCE Annual Meeting and Fall Education event held in Wichita
on September 4. This was a great opportunity to participate in educational
offerings and learn about Evidenced Base Design, and Behavior Change and
Patient Engagement Through Technology. Our Education Committee Chair Lauren
Liguore and her committee should be recognized for their outstanding
accomplishment. Thank you Lauren! Bob Bregant, Sponsorship Committee Chair, and
his committee found great support for the event, which allows us to keep our
education event fees low and support our organization’s goals. Thank you, Bob!
the lunch hour we had our Annual Meeting. Wes Hoyt was recognized for the Senior
Executive Award and Trenton Stringer was recognized for the Early Careerist
Award. Our Fall conference was scheduled in conjunction with the KHA Annual
Meeting, and we had a booth at the trade show. It was a great opportunity for
board members who manned the booth to talk to current and potential members. This
year we held a drawing for a certificate for $250 towards any KAHCE or ACHE
Our next KCLPC educational event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10,
2019 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm., at St. Joseph Medical Center, 1000 Carondelet
Dr., Alex George Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. ACHE Face-to-Face
credits (1.5) will be offered. Guest speaker for the session will be Richard
Priore, ScD, FACHE. Dr. Priore is President/CEO, Excelsior HealthCare Group,
St. Paul, Minn., an outcomes-driven healthcare management consulting firm
specializing in the assessment, execution and speed of measurable results in
improving organizational performance. Dr. Priore is also a senior research
fellow for the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health focused on
assisting leaders as they measure physician alignment and to pursue
evidence-based, best practice alignment approaches with their medical staff.
He's served as the CEO for several investor-owned hospitals and as a hospital
turnaround expert and managing director for the Hunter Group.
Priore’s lecture is titled “Direct Contracting with Employer Groups: What
Health Systems Should Know.” The event is being sponsored by the Kansas
Association of Health Care Executives. Registration for the event at http://www.cvent.com/events/mo-ache-kcmhc-october-10-2019-meeting/event-summary-55527545d37e4a138cb571e0508a7239.aspx
notice for Board Member Elections is in this newletter, and we will continue our online/e-mail voting process. Please take the
time to review the candidate list, vote, and support your KAHCE board in its
activities in 2020.
KAHCE Board Annual Retreat is planned for November 1 at the KHA
offices in Topeka. During this meeting,
we will review our accomplishments and opportunities from 2019 and plan for 2020.
This will include a review of the Chapter Member Needs survey, where we use
your feedback to help improve the benefits your chapter provides to its
members. If you have any suggestions for changes you would like to see, please
contact me at email@example.com
or call at 870.613.6609.
A. “Tony” Thompson, MSHCA, FACHE