|From the Desk of the KAHCE President|
As you all found out, the KAHCE Annual Meeting and Fall
Education fell victim to COVID again this year. KAHCE’s Education Committee, under the
leadership of Todd Willert, will be offering virtual Face-to-Face credits
between now and the end of the year to make up for the Fall event. The
education committee was able to offer a great, virtual panel discussion on
September 8. The topic was “Reinventing Customer Service in
Healthcare.” A special thanks to Jarrod Urban and Fred Neis on their work
organizing that event. Be on the lookout for registration links that will be
sent out as we have some great panels and topics lined up over the next couple
Kansas City Local Programming Council (KCLPC) will hosta virtual Face-to-Face panel discussion on October 6. The topic of
discussion will be “Improving the Health Status of Your Community” with a
diverse group of panelists. Should be a great event to attend! To register for this event, go to www.kahce.org.
The KHA Convention is going to be virtual this year. The
Convention will be held on Oct. 12 and Oct. 27 from
10:30a-4:30p. In addition to an amazing line-up of speakers, there will also be
virtual networking roundtables worked into both days of the convention. There will not be a virtual Trade Show
portion this year. To register for this event, go to https://registration.kha-net.org/.
The KAHCE Board of Directors will be meeting on November 12 for our strategic planning retreat. We look forward to seeing what initiatives
we can bring to our members in this ever-changing environment. I welcome your input on how we can make KAHCE
more effective for you! If you are
looking to be more involved, we are looking for more Board members for KAHCE.
If you are interested or know someone who would be a good fit, please reach out
to Judy Corzine, Nominating Committee Chair.
KAHCE will present two awards this year, The Early to
Mid-Career Leader Award and the Senior Executive Leader Award. As a reminder,
the Early to Mid-Career Leader Award is for professionals under the age
of 40. Please submit your nominations to Susan Pattie by October 20. Along with the name of the person you are recommending, send as much biographical information that you can.
As we round into the final quarter of the year, I hope
everyone is able to safely spend time with your families and friends. I wish
every luck with your continued operations as I know we are all feeling the
stress from staffing vacancies as we try to recover from fluctuating volumes
over the past year and a half. As many of you know, I am definitely an
extrovert, and I look forward to when we can meet again truly FACE-TO-FACE! So
stay safe and healthy and we will see you soon.