|From the Desk of the KAHCE President|
This time of year, in reviewing the past 12
months, we like to reflect personally and professionally. What went well, and
what could have been better? Looking back at my own year, what a year 2021 has
been! As KAHCE President, I have had the opportunity to work with wonderful
leaders from across the state. It is working with this great team of leaders
that gives me hope for our state as we face many challenges to providing care
and serving our communities.
COVID has continued to be a major disruptor in
healthcare. It has forced us to come together and reimagine how we provide care
during a global pandemic. With each new variant and everyone facing staffing
challenges, we all continue to brace for impact, all while serving our communities
to the best of our abilities.
As for KAHCE, we have continued to adapt and
have moved our usual Face-to-Face offerings to a virtual platform and continuously
working on how to engage members and participants in a meaningful way. With the
2021 ACHE Congress being virtual, we were able to allocate funds historically used
for student travel scholarships to offer more student membership scholarships
and other initiatives that help our organization grow. This flexibility and
thoughtful leadership make me proud to be a part of KAHCE. With a new slate of
officers, under the leadership of Todd Willert, I know the momentum and
knowledge that we gained in 2021 will serve us well as we tackle 2022. Be on
the lookout for the various offerings that KAHCE will be presenting next year,
such as education, networking, roundtables, and more.
Ultimately, 2021 has been an interesting year
with its share of highs and lows. As the Covid-19 vaccines and boosters
continue to be distributed across the US and Kansas health systems, we remain
prepared to provide care and resources for our communities. As we continue to
serve those within our communities and beyond, we must not forget to take care
of ourselves; the state of healthcare is dependent on it. As this is my last
letter as KAHCE President, I want to sign off by wishing you all a Happy New
Year and hope you all are able to get some much-needed rest as we charge into
2022. Take care.