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By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, December 21, 2018 3:18 PM

Concord Medical LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its Annual Sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of services. Please join KHA in thanking Corporate Sponsor Concord Medical Group!

Concord Medical Group is a physician owned and operated organization that provides top quality Emergency Department and Hospitalist management and staffing solutions.

For more information, visit the Concord Medical Group website at https://www.concordmedicalgroup.com/.

To become a sponsor, contact Claire Arant at KHA (carant@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:09 AM
KHASG LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its Annual Sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of services. Please join KHA in thanking Corporate Sponsor KHA Solutions Group!

Since 1979, KHA Solutions Group has provided specialized services to hospitals, health care organizations and other industries. KHA Solutions Group’s history of success reflects the belief that the best client relationship are built upon a foundation of professionalism, integrity and personal service.

For more information, visit the KHA Solutions Group website at https://www.kyha.com/solutions-group....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, December 20, 2018 10:05 AM

To give staff members the opportunity celebrate the holidays with their families, KHA Headquarters will have the following closures in the next two weeks:

Thursday, December 20 - The office will close at noon for the KHA Christmas Party.

Monday, December 24 to Wednesday, December 26 - The office will be closed for Christmas.

Monday, December 31 - The office will close at noon for New Years Eve.

Tuesday, January 1- The office will be closed for New Years Day.

Happy Holidays from the KHA Staff!

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:43 AM
Brenda Johnson Receives AwardKHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Brenda Jones, Risk Manager at Jewish Hospital, as the latest Patient Safety Hero Awardee. Jones was nominated by Erin Stanley, Jewish Hospital Pharmacist, who elaborated on why she truly deserved the award:

"Brenda has exemplified numerous characteristics that qualify her for this award. She consistently goes above and beyond to promote patient safety for this organization. This has most recently been demonstrated through her working with the Human Resources team to provide education to hospital managers and leaders surrounding the Just Culture model, where cases were presented and participants had the opportunity to demonstrate their follow-up, which is often very challenging depending on the error. Next, Brenda has been instrumental...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:22 AM

Evident LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its Annual Sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of services. Please join KHA in thanking Corporate Sponsor Evident!

Evident prepares customers for the future of healthcare through EHR solutions and support built for rural and community hospitals.

For more information, visit the Evident website at http://www.evident.com/.

To become a sponsor, contact Claire Arant at KHA (carant@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:43 AM

Republic Bank LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its Annual Sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of services. Please join KHA in thanking Platinum Sponsor Republic Bank!

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with over 44 banking centers across five states. Republic Bank is one of the largest locally owned community banks.

For more information, visit the Republic Bank website at https://www.republicbank.com.

To become a sponsor, contact Claire Arant at KHA (carant@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:42 PM
On February 19, KHA will host a webinar on Ligature Risks:Ensuring Compliance with the CMS Hospital CoPs and TJC Requirements. This a hot topic, and there is a great deal of survey activity around prevention of suicidal patients from harm or strangulation.

The Joint Commission announced that this is one of the four top areas of focus. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has promulgated requirements for hospitals to prevent ligature risk and self harm from patients that are suicidal. A 13-page memo was issued and the hospital manual was amended on December 29, 2017, to implement these changes. Any hospital that received Medicare, which is most hospitals in America, must implement these changes for all patients.

View the brochure for details and a program agenda. Online registration...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:26 AM

PSI LgoKHA is grateful for the support of its Annual Sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of services. Please join KHA in thanking Corporate Sponsor Pharmacy Systems, Inc. (PSI)!

PSI is the leader in pharmacy management services, delivering expertise in the areas of revenue/expense management, quality, customer service, next practices and personnel.

For more information, visit the PSI website at http://www.pharmacysystems.com/.

To become a sponsor, contact Claire Arant at KHA (carant@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:30 AM
Critical access hospitals are invited to participate in a program jointly supported by the Kentucky Hospital Association and State Office of Rural Health related to Kentucky’s rural primary care delivery systems. As a means of gaining insights for rural practices (including independent practices and rural health clinics), KHA has subscribed to an online benchmarking system called Practice Operations National Database (POND). Information on the system is available online at http://www.lilypad207.com/pond-info/). Think of it as the MGMA for rural practices .

If your CAH owns/manages provider-based rural health clinics (RHCs), you and your practice manager(s) are encouraged to join one of the POND webinars listed below. If you do not have provider-based RHCs, please forward this information to the practice manager(s) of the independent primary care practices in your service area. They are welcome to participate as well. There is no cost to...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:42 AM
HSG LogoKHA is grateful for the support of its Annual Sponsors! Through their generous donations, KHA is better able to support its members and provide a wide array of services. Please join KHA in thanking Silver Sponsor and first Gala Sponsor for 2019 HSG!

HSG builds high-performing physician networks so health systems can address complex changes with confidence. Whether you are improving your employed network, aligning with private physicians, building your strategy or wrestling with the impact of value-based care, HSG provides resources for you. This is all they focus on and can deliver insightful and innovative solutions with great results.

For more information, visit the HSG website at https://hsgadvisors.com/....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:34 AM
KHA is pleased to host a Critical Access Hospital Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Meeting on December 12 at KHA Headquarters in Louisville. This is the second CEO/CFO roundtable meeting with Greg Wolf and Jon Pantenburg from Stroudwater Associates. The first meeting, held in July, had a great turnout and those attending noted it was one of the most beneficial and interesting meetings they had attended in a long time! Join your colleagues from across the state next week.

View the agenda for program details. Online registration is available for you convenience through Monday, December 10.

If you have any questions, please contact...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, December 03, 2018 10:19 AM

KHA staff was saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne Estopinal on Friday. Estopinal and his architecture firm, TEG Architects, have been long-time supporters of the Association and he was recognized everywhere for his work in health care. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.

 

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