Kansas Association of Health Care Executives - December 2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  From the Desk of the KAHCE President
•  Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2021
•  Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors!
•  Fellowship Achievements
•  KAHCE Members Join LinkedIn Group
•  Wayne UNC Health Care: Enhancing a Positive Culture
•  Keeping the “Community” in Community Hospital


From the Desk of the KAHCE President

Trenton Stringer

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.

Trenton Stringer
KAHCE President