|From the Desk of the KAHCE President|
What a time to be in healthcare! At a time of year when most
people should be planning vacations or family time, most of us find ourselves
not having that privilege this year. These have been trying times as we have
all had to jump hurdle after hurdle to keep our doors open and our facilities
Coronavirus has and continues to impact all of our work day
after day. As a younger professional, I did not think I would experience
something like this so early in my career. After talking to several KAHCE
members and Board members, they have also echoed that they have never seen
anything like this before in their careers. Suffice it say, this has definitely
been a learning experience for all of us.
Unfortunately for our members, we had to cancel our Spring
Education event in Manhattan earlier this year due to the virus. It was a
difficult decision to make, as we will not hit our goal of offering 12
Face-to-Face credits this year, but felt that it was the safest option for all.
ACHE Congress was also cancelled due to the virus, falling in line with other
major professional organizations. We will be meeting over the next few weeks to
work on our Fall Education event that is scheduled to take place in Overland
Park this year. We will be discussing with the Board and the Education
Committee to see what that event will look like during these interesting times.
My gratitude is offered to both of these groups and to all of our members that
are doing work that falls outside the norm.
To our members, thank you for everything you are doing in
your organizations and communities to improve and maintain the health of those
Stay safe. Stay Healthy. And I hope to see you all soon!