Search News
News by Topic
event (179)
education (157)
cms (95)
meeting (95)
advocacy (58)
webinar (57)
convention (52)
quality (51)
EHR (42)
deadline (35)
comments (31)
AHA (30)
Medicaid (30)
survey (27)
Sponsorship (26)
CAH (22)
ACHE (19)
awards (19)
Medicare (18)
MCO (17)
registration (17)
report (17)
chfs (16)
CON (16)
announcement (15)
K-HEN (15)
data (14)
KHA Annual Convention (14)
EHR Incentive Program (13)
KHA Convention (13)
award (12)
meaningful use (12)
patient safety (12)
Annual Meeting (11)
ICD-10 (11)
KHA Solutions Group (11)
kipsq (11)
legislation (11)
newsletter (11)
Solutions Group (11)
340B (10)
ACA (10)
emergency preparedness (10)
hhs (10)
AHRQ (9)
Attestation (9)
Health Care Leadership Conference (9)
PPS (9)
proposed rule (9)
testing (9)
Affinity Partner (8)
conditions of participation (8)
conference (8)
KHA (8)
kshprm (8)
qio (8)
regulation (8)
rural hospitals (8)
district meeting (7)
general assembly (7)
Joint Commission (7)
Kentucky Trustee (7)
legislative session (7)
LTACH (7)
managed care (7)
summer series (7)
careLearning (6)
certificate of need (6)
ebola (6)
electronic health record (6)
HIT (6)
infection prevention (6)
KHA Board (6)
nursing (6)
pso (6)
readmissions (6)
reports (6)
seminar (6)
state health plan (6)
study (6)
trustees (6)
workforce (6)
DSH (5)
health insurance exchange (5)
incentive program (5)
insurance (5)
IRS (5)
IT (5)
K-HIIN (5)
opps (5)
ratings (5)
Sponsor Spotlight (5)
training (5)
utilization (5)
asc (4)
cybersecurity (4)
DMS (4)
faq (4)
forum (4)
grants (4)
guidance (4)
hardship exception (4)
health and welfare committee (4)
HFMA (4)
HMO (4)
ipps (4)
kentucky general assembly (4)
KEPRO (4)
long-term care (4)
MACRA (4)
mental health (4)
obituary (4)
PAC (4)
post-acute care (4)
presumptive eligibility (4)
RAC (4)
regulations (4)
safety (4)
save the date (4)
security (4)
SHP (4)
small rural (4)
Small Rural and CAH Forum (4)
sponsor (4)
volunteers (4)
Washington (4)
website (4)
work plan (4)
aha advisory (3)
Board (3)
Board Chair (3)
breastfeeding (3)
brochure (3)
bundled payments (3)
CDC (3)
chip (3)
Circle of Friends (3)
coding (3)
Comer (3)
continuum of care (3)
CoP (3)
critical access (3)
cyber security (3)
EED (3)
Governance Award (3)
grant (3)
Guthrie (3)
heroin (3)
hospital compare (3)
HRET (3)
improvement (3)
information technology (3)
irf (3)
KHA comments (3)
KHA Quality Awards (3)
kynect (3)
lbmc (3)
licensure fees (3)
LTCH (3)
MAC (3)
MedPAC (3)
MIPS (3)
mom and baby (3)
nominations (3)
oig (3)
organ donation (3)
outpatient (3)
PE (3)
post acute care (3)
proposed changes (3)
recognition (3)
Rural (3)
rural health (3)
SANE (3)
small hospitals (3)
state auditor (3)
SunRx (3)
swing beds (3)
TB (3)
teamSTEPPS (3)
trauma (3)
Two-Midnight Rule (3)
U.S. News and World Report (3)
VBP (3)
waiver (3)
ACO (2)
ADE (2)
Affinity Partner Program (2)
AHA Annual Meeting (2)
AHA Regulatory Advisory (2)
alert (2)
analysis (2)
anthem (2)
APM (2)
app (2)
appeals (2)
application (2)
audits (2)
Awards Luncheon (2)
behavioral health parity (2)
behavioral health services (2)
Best Hospitals (2)
Best Places to Work in Kentucky (2)
Blackhawk Down (2)
book signing (2)
CAUTI (2)
cesarean (2)
CGS (2)
civil rights (2)
CLABSI (2)
claims (2)
community benefits (2)
compliance (2)
conference call (2)
co-op (2)
court ruling (2)
critical access hospital (2)
cyber attack (2)
DataGen (2)
Day at the Legislature (2)
DEA (2)
deaf (2)
delay (2)
Diamond Sponsor (2)
Directory (2)
dme (2)
donation (2)
download (2)
drug prevention (2)
emerency preparedness (2)
Environment of Care (2)
EOC (2)
expansion (2)
extension (2)
facility manager (2)
federal (2)
federal issues (2)
federal legislation (2)
forums (2)
funding (2)
governance (2)
HAC (2)
hard of hearing (2)
hardship applications (2)
HCAHPS (2)
healthcare coalition conference (2)
HIPAA (2)
home care (2)
home health (2)
honor (2)
HOPD (2)
hospice (2)
hotel (2)
hotel reservation (2)
hrsa (2)
information security (2)
Joint Commission Update (2)
Kentucky Senate (2)
keynote speaker (2)
KHREF (2)
kshe (2)
LBMC Security Services (2)
legal advisory (2)
Legislative Committee (2)
legislative priorities (2)
LEP (2)
listening session (2)
litigation (2)
marketing (2)
Massie (2)
materials management (2)
MDH (2)
Meciare (2)
medicare advantage (2)
mental health parity (2)
MOON (2)
Most Wired (2)
news (2)
ONC (2)
opiods (2)
palliative care (2)
parity (2)
Patient Safety Hero Award (2)
patient safety organization (2)
payment adjustment (2)
payment program (2)
payment systems (2)
payments (2)
pharmacy (2)
PHI (2)
policy change (2)
political action committee (2)
prescriptions (2)
Press Conference (2)
psychiatric (2)
public health (2)
public relations (2)
publication (2)
QRP (2)
ranking (2)
rankings (2)
ransomware (2)
rehab (2)
reimbursement (2)
reimbusement (2)
reporting requirements (2)
resources (2)
results (2)
Rogers (2)
safe table meetings (2)
salary (2)
salary survey (2)
SANE-Ready Hospital (2)
Section 1557 (2)
Sequentia (2)
settlement (2)
sexual assault (2)
sexual assault response (2)
SGR (2)
SIM project (2)
site-neutral payments (2)
small and rural (2)
SNF (2)
soar (2)
social media (2)
Special Operations Warrior Foundation (2)
Sponsors (2)
statistics (2)
taxes (2)
technology (2)
thoroughbred awards (2)
transition of care (2)
transitional care (2)
trustee report (2)
two midnight rule (2)
u.s. congress (2)
Utilization Trend Report (2)
Workforce Survey (2)
Yarmuth (2)
#123forEquity (1)
#HAVhope (1)
1115 (1)
2 Midnight Rule (1)
501(c)(3) (1)
95x96 (1)
abstract (1)
abuse (1)
access to care (1)
Accountable Health Communities (1)
accreditation (1)
action alert (1)
active shooter (1)
activism (1)
acute care (1)
AD&D (1)
adverse drug event (1)
adverse drug events (1)
adverse events (1)
AHA Annual Survey (1)
AHA Survey (1)
AHAPAC (1)
AHCA (1)
air ambulance (1)
alternative payment method (1)
alternative payment model (1)
ambulance (1)
Andy Barr (1)
antibiotics (1)
Appalachia (1)
appeal (1)
appointment (1)
ASPR (1)
assistance program (1)
automated payments (1)
auxilians (1)
auxiliary (1)
baby (1)
Baby Friendly Hospital (1)
background check (1)
bank (1)
Baptist Health (1)
Behavioral Health (1)
besthospitals (1)
BiBA of 2015 (1)
billing (1)
blind (1)
blog (1)
Bluegrass Care Navigators (1)
Board of Governors Exam (1)
Board of Trustees (1)
BOG (1)
Bost Health Policy Forum (1)
breast cancer (1)
Broadband Access (1)
bylaws (1)
bypass surgery (1)
C Diff (1)
campaign (1)
cancellation (1)
candidates (1)
carbon monoxide (1)
cardiac telemetry (1)
CareChex (1)
Caretenders (1)
CEHRT (1)
Center for Health Statistics (1)
ceremony (1)
certification (1)
chief medical officer (1)
child abuse (1)
children's behavioral health (1)
CIGNA (1)
Civil Rights Act (1)
CJR (1)
CLIK (1)
CME (1)
CNO (1)
coalition to protect america's health care (1)
comment period (1)
commentary (1)
Commerce Bank (1)
community engagement (1)
Community of Practice (1)
community service (1)
Compdata (1)
compensation (1)
Compensation and Benefits Survey (1)
competition (1)
Compliance Deadline (1)
Comprehensive Joint Replacement (1)
Consumer Checkbook (1)
consumer reports (1)
cost sharing (1)
costs per day (1)
court decision (1)
CPHQ (1)
credentialing (1)
critical access hospitals (1)
cybercrime (1)
data center (1)
dating violence (1)
dental care (1)
designation (1)
dietician (1)
Direct Messaging (1)
disability (1)
disaster (1)
disclaimer statement (1)
discount (1)
discrimination (1)
Distinguished Service Award (1)
Dobson/DaVanzo (1)
DOL (1)
domestic violence (1)
DPH (1)
draft forms (1)
DRG (1)
drug coding (1)
drug overdose (1)
drug shortage (1)
early bird registation (1)
ED (1)
Effective Communication in Hospitals (1)
effective communications (1)
EITC (1)
election (1)
eligible hospital (1)
eligible professional (1)
emergency care (1)
emergency department (1)
emergency room (1)
emergency transport (1)
EMS (1)
EMTALA (1)
energey (1)
engineer (1)
engineering (1)
engineers (1)
enrollment (1)
enterovirus (1)
environmental manager (1)
EP (1)
Ephraim McDowell (1)
equality (1)
ER (1)
Excellence Award (1)
Excellence in Rural Healthcare (1)
Facebook (1)
facilities (1)
Facts Book (1)
Fall Volunteer Conference (1)
FAQs (1)
fda (1)
federal advocacy (1)
federal policy (1)
Federal Poverty Guidelines (1)
Federal Register (1)
FEMA (1)
fentanyl (1)
FFS (1)
final rule (1)
final rules (1)
finance (1)
financial officer (1)
financial report (1)
financial services (1)
Flex Grant (1)
Flex program (1)
FLSA (1)
FMLA (1)
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (1)
FPL (1)
fraud alert (1)
GAO (1)
Gatlinburg (1)
Get Smart about Antibiotics (1)
gift shop managers (1)
governing council (1)
Governor (1)
Governor Begin (1)
Governor Bevin (1)
grant opportunity (1)
guidelines (1)
Hal Rogers (1)
HANDS (1)
HANDS Award (1)
HANYS (1)
HCAHPS Star Ratings (1)
HCLC (1)
HCUP (1)
health (1)
health care (1)
health care disparities (1)
health care engineers (1)
Health Care Governance Leadership Award (1)
health care information technology (1)
health care workforce (1)
health information exchange (1)
health information technology (1)
health insurance (1)
Health IT (1)
health literacy (1)
Health Subcommittee (1)
Healthcare Staffing Solutions (1)
hearing (1)
heart collaborative (1)
hemophilia (1)
HEN (1)
hepatitis c (1)
HH&N (1)
HHS OIG (1)
HIE (1)
High Risk Hospitalization (1)
HIIN (1)
HMPAC (1)
hospital attorneys (1)
hospital board (1)
Hospital Claims Settlement (1)
hospital costs (1)
hospital discharges (1)
Hospital Engagement Network (1)
hospital heroes (1)
Hospital Improvement Act (1)
hospital payment update (1)
hospital scores (1)
hospital week (1)
Hospitals and Health Networks magazine (1)
HRH (1)
human trafficking (1)
icd-9 (1)
IMD Exclusion (1)
immunization (1)
improper payments (1)
incentive (1)
infant mortality (1)
infections disease (1)
infosuite (1)
inpatient (1)
inpatient rehabilitation facility (1)
insurance marketplace stabilization (1)
Interapt (1)
interpretation (1)
interpretive rule (1)
interpretors (1)
IPF (1)
IQR (1)
JAMIA (1)
joint comission (1)
KAHA (1)
KBN (1)
KCHIP (1)
KCN (1)
KCSP (1)
Kentucky (1)
Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dieticians and Nutritionists (1)
Kentucky Center for Nursing (1)
Kentucky Health Cooperative (1)
Kentucky Hospital Statistics (1)
Kentucky Immunization Coalition (1)
Kentucky Oral Health Program (1)
Kentucky Rural Health Association (1)
Kentucky Supreme Court (1)
Kentucky Tonight (1)
KET (1)
KHA App (1)
KHA Awards (1)
KHA Data Center (1)
KHA Health Care Governance Leadership Award (1)
KHA Quality Award (1)
KHA victory (1)
KHA website (1)
KHA Workforce Survey (1)
KODA (1)
KONL (1)
KORH (1)
KPAP (1)
KRHA (1)
KYDPH (1)
KYHC (1)
LabCorp (1)
laboratory services (1)
laboratory tests (1)
laws (1)
lawsuit (1)
leadership (1)
Lean (1)
Lean Health Care (1)
lean management (1)
Leapfrog (1)
leave management (1)
legal issues (1)
legal update (1)
Legionellosis (1)
legislative contacts (1)
legislative victory (1)
liability reform (1)
license procedures (1)
life expectancy (1)
life insurance (1)
limited English proficiency (1)
limited English proficient (1)
limited services clinics (1)
liquidation (1)
long-term acute care hospital (1)
long-tern care hospital (1)
LoVol (1)
LVH (1)
MACs (1)
malpractice (1)
managed care organizations (1)
mandatory reporting (1)
margin improvement (1)
MASA (1)
MCOs (1)
measure trends analysis (1)
media (1)
Medicaid DSH (1)
Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee (1)
Medicaid Waiver (1)
medical liability (1)
medical practice (1)
medical review panels (1)
medical transport (1)
Medicare Quality Based Programs (1)
medication safety (1)
member news (1)
MHNet (1)
Mid-South CAH Conference (1)
milestone (1)
Mitch McConnell (1)
mobile (1)
mobile app (1)
mobile device (1)
mortality (1)
motion to intervene (1)
MRP (1)
National Health Care Surveys (1)
National Hospital Care Survey (1)
national hospital week (1)
National Patient Safety Week (1)
National Provider Call (1)
new administrator (1)
newborn screening (1)
NH-ISAC (1)
NIST EHR Randomizer Application (1)
nondiscrimination (1)
NOSORH (1)
NOTICE Act (1)
NPSW (1)
nurse leaders (1)
nutritionist (1)
observation (1)
obstetrics (1)
occupational therapy (1)
OMB (1)
OMHA (1)
opa (1)
op-ed (1)
Open Door Forum (1)
Open World Program (1)
OQR (1)
oral health (1)
ORP (1)
overtime (1)
patient care (1)
patient experience (1)
patient status denials (1)
patient tracking (1)
payment adjustments (1)
payment bundle (1)
payment cuts (1)
PBR (1)
pediatrics (1)
penalties (1)
pharmacists (1)
PHI Air Medical (1)
phshing (1)
physical theray (1)
physician (1)
physician compensation (1)
physician fee schedule (1)
physician groups (1)
physician supervision (1)
physician track (1)
physicians (1)
pilot program (1)
Pink Glove Dance (1)
plan of correction (1)
Platinum Sponsor (1)
pledge (1)
population health (1)
Post Acute Care Forum (1)
postacute care (1)
poverty (1)
presentations (1)
preview period (1)
prior authorization (1)
proclamation (1)
proposed bill (1)
ProPublica (1)
prospective payment system (1)
provider support program (1)
provider-based rules (1)
psych/cd (1)
Public Health and Clinical Data Registry (1)
public health notice (1)
QHP (1)
QI (1)
Quality Awards (1)
Quality Conference (1)
quality director (1)
quality improvement (1)
quality reporting (1)
quality reporting program (1)
Quorum (1)
REC (1)
recap (1)
reception (1)
recerification (1)
recertification (1)
recommendations (1)
reconsideration form (1)
recording (1)
Recovery Audit Contractors (1)
recycling (1)
Region 3 (1)
Regional Extention Center (1)
Reportable Diseases (1)
Republic Bank (1)
Resource Bridge (1)
resources for the blind (1)
resources in Spanish (1)
restraint (1)
risk issues (1)
Ronan Tynan (1)
rule (1)
rules (1)
rural hospital (1)
Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (1)
SAFE Act (1)
safe table (1)
safe tables (1)
SB 4 (1)
schedule change (1)
seclusion (1)
Section 501(r) (1)
Senate Finance Committee (1)
sepsis (1)
sequestration (1)
Sevierville (1)
sexual assault evidence kits (1)
sexual assault nurse examiner (1)
short stay policies (1)
short stay reviews (1)
SIM (1)
site-neutral payment (1)
skilled nursing facilities (1)
sleep center (1)
sleep lab (1)
small and rural hospitals (1)
small rural hospitals (1)
smoke free (1)
smoke-free kentucky (1)
solutions (1)
speakers (1)
speech therapy (1)
staff (1)
staff management (1)
staffing (1)
stage 2 (1)
Stage 3 Meaningful Use (1)
state board (1)
state issues (1)
state legislation (1)
State Legislature (1)
Stats Book (1)
strategic plan (1)
strategic planning (1)
stroke (1)
subsidies (1)
substance abuse (1)
supply chain (1)
surgery (1)
survey results (1)
tabletop exercise (1)
tax-exempt hospitals (1)
technical assistance (1)
TechSolve (1)
telehealth (1)
telemedicine (1)
telemetry (1)
television (1)
temporary staffing (1)
Tennessee (1)
testimony (1)
Thomas Massie (1)
tips (1)
tissue donation (1)
tobacco prevention (1)
Top Performers (1)
town hall (1)
Transitions of Care (1)
translators (1)
trauma center (1)
trauma center designation (1)
trauma system (1)
travelers (1)
trends (1)
trip (1)
UK Public Health Hall of Fame (1)
United for Patient Safety (1)
Update (1)
updates (1)
US House (1)
US News and World Report Best Hospitals (1)
va (1)
value based care (1)
value based reimbursement (1)
value-based purchasing (1)
video (1)
violence (1)
violence prevention (1)
visual impairment resources (1)
visually impaired (1)
vulnerable adult abuse (1)
warning (1)
waste management (1)
Ways and Means (1)
webinar series (1)
wildfires (1)
winners (1)
Women's Choice Awards (1)
workforce shortage (1)
workplace violence (1)
workshop (1)
Zika (1)
 
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:38 AM
As hospitals and their staffs work to assure that Medicaid patients get the care they need, those efforts often involve challenging managed care organization (MCO) medical necessity denials. New federal behavioral health parity rules are taking effect this fall to help assure that patients are not shortchanged in obtaining psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment. Under the new rules, MCOs are required to provide coverage for behavioral health services as generously as for physical health. For example, MCOs cannot impose treatment limitations on access to behavioral health services which do not apply to physical health. 

KHA is sponsoring a conference on August 18 in Lexington on Behavioral Health Parity, to explain the new rules and help hospitals and their staffs be able to identify potential parity violations. 

The Kentucky MCOs and the Department for Medicaid Services will be attending this conference – therefore, hospitals should be in attendance to have the same understanding of the new rules. The conference will feature national and state experts....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:34 AM
Registration is now available for the KHA Fall Conference on September 19 in Louisville. The KHA Committee on Volunteers is excited to offer this program to the auxiliary officers, auxiliary members, volunteers, directors of volunteers and gift shop managers.

Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch buffet, private showing of “The Greatest Race” movie played in their 360 theater and a self-guided tour of the Derby Museum.

Don’t forget to be thinking about the silent auction items to bring with you. Each item should be valued at $10 or more. The more items you bring, the more who can participate. 

View the brochure for details, to register and to sign up for the silent auction.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Kirchem at KHA (pkirchem@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:22 AM

The KHA District Meetings for Fall 2017 are scheduled. Please mark your calendar and save the date for these important events. NOTE THE DATE CHANGES BELOW. Registration will start at 9:45 a.m. local time, the meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. local time and lunch will be provided. Additional details will be available soon.

October 13 
Ohio Valley 
KHA Headquarters
Louisville
                    October 19 
Blue Grass District 
Saint Joseph Hospital
Lexington 
     
October 20
Cumberland District 
Baptist Health Richmond
 
October 30
Twin Lakes District 
Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

If you have any questions, contact Pam Kirchem at KHA (pkirchem@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:39 AM

Two of KHA's biggest annual events are scheduled, so mark your calendar now and plan to attend! Additional information will be available in the coming months.

KHA Health Care Leadership Conference
November 3
Embassy Suites
Lexington

KHA 89th Annual Convention
May 10-11, 2017
Lexington Convention Center/Hyatt Regency Lexington

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:41 AM
Owensboro Story BoardKHA staff members and representatives from two Kentucky hospitals — Owensboro Regional Health and Spring View Hospital — are attending the HRET national meeting, "2017 The Journey Ahead: Advancing Health in America" in San Diego this week. Additionally, Owensboro Regional Health presented a story board at the meeting.

K-HIIN was able to sponsor two representatives from two hospitals to this combined meeting of HRET, the Institute for Diversity, and the Physician Leadership Forum. The goal of the event is to co-create a new direction, engage in robust discussions about the future of health care, and share ideas with colleagues from across the country. Specific topics covered include quality and patient safety, high reliability, equity, patient and family engagement, physician inclusion, population health...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, July 21, 2017 10:32 AM
A KHA team lobbied the Kentucky congressional delegation on July 13-14 at their Capitol Hill offices in Washington, D.C. KHA Legislative Chair Nina Eisner, along with Sherri Craig, KentuckyOne Health; Rosanne Nields, St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Riggs Lewis, Norton Healthcare;Lourdes Baez, Baptist Health; David Critchlow and Alan Larson, LifePoint Health; KHA President Mike Rust and Vice-President Sarah S. Nicholson, met with all the members and staffs of the Kentucky delegation to discuss the ACA repeal and replacement legislation, including the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), and other key issues.

The revised BCRA was introduced in the Senate while the group was on Capitol Hill.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that the Senate would vote on the ACA replacement legislation as it was time for the members to vote up or down on the legislation and then move on to other issues. If the BCRA replacement legislation fails,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, July 21, 2017 10:31 AM
KHA is once again hosting a Kentucky Infection Prevention Boot Camp on September 26-29 in Louisville. The 2017 Boot Camp was developed through a statewide collaborative aimed at supporting Kentucky infection prevention professionals in their daily work to reduce health care associated infections and provide quality patient care. The three and a half day conference builds on foundational skills provided in previous educational offerings, and explores topics with emerging importance. The target audience includes infection preventionists, chief nursing officers, risk managers, quality improvement and patient safety personnel from all types of health care systems including hospitals, health departments, long-term care, ambulatory surgery and others.

For details, view the brochure. Online registration...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, July 10, 2017 8:03 AM
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA provided that health plans could not limit mental health or substance use disorder benefits in any way that was more restrictive than how medical/surgical benefits were limited. This sounds simple enough…but why do so many people still have limited access to behavioral health care? The Conference on Behavioral Health Parity: What Is It and How Can We Make It Work? will explore this question, and give attendees the opportunity to hear from experts on how to work within the parity law, to better understand it and to benefit from it.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) will be aviailable for Social Work, LPCC, Psychology, CADC, LMFT and Nursing.

For program details, view the brochure. Registration is open online...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:00 AM
MidSouth CAH Conference Banner

The Mid-South Critical Access Hospital Conference, representing rural health care in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, will be held August 16-18 in Nashville. 

Held annually, this August marks the 15th year for the Mid-South CAH Conference. Nearly 150 critical access hospital (CAH) C-suite executives and management teams, along with community leaders and agencies focused on rural issues, will convene at this premier event to discuss health care for rural populations. There will be multiple peer networking opportunities and numerous face-to-face educational credits through the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as continuing education for nursing, nursing home administrators...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 19, 2017 10:56 AM
All KHA members are invited to join their colleagues and the KHA staff on an Advocacy Trip to Washington on July 13-14. Your help and support is needed on this trip! With Senate actions pending on the ACA Repeal and Replace legislation with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), proposed Medicare DSH changes and other threatened cuts to hospital payments, 340B Drug Discount Program, Rural programs authorization extension needed, IMD and other key issues up for discussion it is imperative that Kentucky hospitals stay in constant contact with the members of the congressional delegation.

Attendees will travel to Washington on July 13, arriving for a lunch briefing at AHA and meetings on Capitol Hill with Kentucky Senators and Congressmen that afternoon. On the morning of July 14, there will be more Capitol Hill delegation appointments and KHA will host the health staff of the congressional delegation for a lunch briefing at 11:30 a.m. Members can depart after 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Members...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:47 AM
KHA is grateful the support of the membership during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly. When hospitals combine their strength and collectively express their concerns to elected officials, more can be accomplished.

A special thanks goes to KHA Legislative Committee Chair, Joe Koch, whose term ends July 1, for successfully leading the Committee for the last four years. Thank you, Joe, for your outstanding guidance and leadership throughout these important and challenging years of legislation and regulatory changes at both the state and federal levels.

2017 Kentucky General Assembly Report for Hospitals

Two out of KHA’s three liability reform priorities this session were passed as a first step toward making even greater strides to reform the medical liability climate in Kentucky. SB 4 (Alvarado, (R-Winchester), for the establishment of medical review panels, was signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin as well as HB 223 (Fischer, R- Ft. Thomas), for the lowering of the statutory...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:20 AM
The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented awards to four hospital volunteer groups during the Association’s Auxiliary/Volunteer Luncheon on May 18, at the 88th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington. The HANDS Awards (Helping Accomplish Noteworthy Duties Successfully) recognize outstanding volunteer/auxiliary programs in hospitals across the state. This year’s recipients are:

Baptist Health La Grange Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Hardin Memorial Health UK HealthCare Baptist La Grange 2017 HANDS AwardBaptist Health La Grange volunteers created a library project for their facility. The Little Free Library Project began in 2015 after one of the hospital’s volunteers, Dede McIntyre, saw an article describing the Little Free Libraries, a non-profit organization with...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:53 AM
The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) held its yearly Awards Luncheon on May 19, as part of the 88th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington. During the event, six hospitals from across the state were recognized with KHA Quality Awards. This award is presented to honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care.

This year’s recipients were:

Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital , in Irvine, for their work in LEAN Management and Rapid Improvement Events; Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center , in Leitchfield, for their use of a patient safety partner in implementing a discharge follow-up call system to collect data and prevent unnecessary readmissions; Frankfort Regional Medical Center , in Frankfort, for using an innovative approach in managing COPD patients across the continuum of care; Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital , in Louisville, for studying...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:08 AM
Dr. Karpf Receives KHA Distinguished Service AwardThe Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented several awards during the Association’s Awards Luncheon on May 19, at the 88th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.

The highlight of the luncheon was the installment of the 2017-2018 Chair of the KHA Board of Trustees, Jerome Penner, chief executive officer of Murray-Calloway County Hospital, in Murray. Penner will begin his tenure as Chair on July 1.

KHA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, was bestowed upon Dr. Michael Karpf, executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Kentucky. This award is presented to an individual who has given untiring and exceptional service to their hospital, community, the state and the Association. Since coming to the...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 12, 2017 7:45 AM
The KHA 88th Annual Convention in Lexington is less than a week away. The event includes a track especially designed for nurse leaders. Some outstanding Kentucky Nursing Research will be highlighted and the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders (KONL) will hold a business meeting.

Review the nursing track agenda for presentation details, and visit the KHA Convention website to register today.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:08 AM
The Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (KSHPRM) will host its annual spring conference on June 7 in Owensboro. KSHPRM's main purpose is to provide quality education and networking for marketing, public relations and physician liaison members, and since it has been providing this service for decades, the organization has built up its education fund. To reward its members, KSHPRM is inviting everyone to attend the spring conference at NO COST to thank you and the hospital/organization you represent for your support!

Please register in advance to secure your seat.

When: Wednesday, June 7 Starts: 9:00 a.m. (CT) Ends: 2:15 p.m. (CT) Where: Owensboro Convention Center Who: YOU and your entire marketing team and physician liaisons Why: Learning, staff development, networking with your peers and referring hospitals Sponsor Tables will also be free to introduce new vendors to KSHPRM as well as to thank past...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:59 AM

The KHA 88th Annual Convention is May 18-19 in Lexington. There is a track especially designed for hospital attorneys. Topics will include credentialing, social media & ethics, cyber threats, Section 603 and a legislative update. The Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys (KAHA) will also hold a business meeting during the Convention.

Review the legal track agenda for presentation details, and visit the KHA Convention website to register today.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 05, 2017 8:23 AM
Good oral health policy should reflect the opinions of its stakeholders. The Kentucky Oral Health Program (through the Department for Public Health) is conducting a survey for many different stakeholders to glean attitudes and values regarding the state’s oral health status and issues. The survey, available at       https://kdph.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cva98qXxpcbmksZ takes less than 8 minutes to complete. There are no “fill in the blank” questions and all responses are confidential. Please respond by the close of business on May 12.

Health care professionals and hospital executives are also invited to attend the two-day Kentucky Oral Health Stakeholders Meeting on May 31. This meeting is to update Kentucky’s Strategic Plan for Oral Health. It brings together oral health stakeholders from across the state for their input and ideas about oral health, access to care and the development of new programs...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 04, 2017 8:48 AM

The KHA 88th Annual Convention is May 18-19 in Lexington. There is a track especially designed for hospital financial officers, which includes ACHE face-to-face credits.

Review the financial track agenda for presentation details, and visit the KHA Convention website to register today.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:27 AM
Laura Adams Photo Few would dispute that health care systems across the globe are not performing up to their potential. The problems are highly complex and no one entity can solve them by acting alone. The greatest opportunity to deliver on the promise may lie in involving “unusual suspects” in communities, guided by a new definition of health, new ways to tell the truth about providers’ performance and a recognition that the patient/consumer is already in control of their health. When these principles guide design, hospitals can create a health care system worthy of the trust of those who depend on it literally for their lives.

During the KHA Convention, May 18-19 in Lexington,  Laura Adams will present “Connecting...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:28 AM
Keni Thomas PortraitA book signing to raise awareness and funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will immediately follow Keni Thomas's keynote presentation. His book, Get It On! What It Means to Lead the Way, will be available for purchase at the event for $20.

As a former United States Army Ranger who served in the now famed “Blackhawk Down” mission, Keni Thomas will share his story of courage and leadership from the battlefield and beyond at the KHA Annual Convention, May 18-19 in Lexington. Nineteen Americans gave their lives and 78 were wounded in the worst urban combat seen by U.S. troops since World War II. His firsthand account of how extraordinary soldiers fought to bring each other home...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, April 24, 2017 9:38 AM

The KHA 88th Annual Convention is May 18-19 in Lexington. There is a track especially designed for chief medical officers and physicians, which will provide the opportunity for continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Review the physician track agenda for presentation and CME details, and visit the KHA Convention website to register today.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:26 AM

The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate for the KHA Annual Convention is one week from today — April 26.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Reservations requests after the cutoff date will be confirmed on an availability basis. When making your reservations by phone (800-233-1234), remember to mention the Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Meeting. To make a reservation online, please use the custom link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/KHA2017.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:59 AM

There will be three ACHE sessions at this year's KHA Annual Convention in Lexington on May 18-19. Thursday will feature two sessions with Jake Poore, president and chief experience officer of Integrated Loyalty Systems in Orlando. Each of these sessions are eligible for 3.0 ACHE Face-to-Face education credits.

On Friday, May 19, there will be a panel presentation and discussion about accountability and transformation with hospital leaders from around the state. This session is eligible for 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face education credits.

For more information about these and other sessions available at this year's Convention, visit http://www.kyha.com/CM/Events/KHA_Convention/KHA_Convention.aspx.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:17 AM

Keni Thomas Portrait As a former United States Army Ranger who served in the now famed “Blackhawk Down” mission, Keni Thomas will share his story of courage and leadership from the battlefield and beyond at the KHA Annual Convention, May 18-19 in Lexington. Nineteen Americans gave their lives and 78 were wounded in the worst urban combat seen by U.S. troops since World War II. His firsthand account of how extraordinary soldiers fought to bring each other home illustrates the power of leading by example at all levels, regardless of rank or station.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, April 03, 2017 9:33 AM

KHA 2017 Convention Logo

Details are now available online for the KHA 88th Annual Convention, May 18-19 in Lexington. Physical programs were mailed to hospital executives last week.

Take time now to make your plans to attend. Find information and links online for hotel reservation information, programs and speakers as well as easy online registration.

Visit the site at https://www.kyha.com/CM/Events/KHA_Convention/KHA_Convention.aspx.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, March 31, 2017 9:09 AM

The Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ) will hold two Safe Table meetings in April on Disinfection and Cleaning Reusable Items. Gail Horvath of the ECRI Institute will present, and 2.4 hours of nursing CEUs are available.  

April 12 
Registration deadline: April 10 
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (ET)
Hardin Memorial Hospital 
Elizabethtown
            April 19 
Registration deadline: April 17 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ET) 
Saint Joseph East-Women’s Hospital
Lexington
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:41 AM
Alan Coppock at Post Acute Care ForumThe Kentucky Hospital Association’s Post Acute Care (PAC) Forum met on March 24. The PAC Forum consists of long-term acute care hospitals, physical rehabilitation hospitals, swing bed hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, home health agencies and psychiatric hospitals.

The forum met for a day-long exercise on bundled payments with a goal of determining how to manage a patient through the post acute care continuum to provide the best level of care.

The bundled payment exercise took several months of planning with a key group of PAC providers and KHA staff. The providers selected pneumonia as the primary and secondary diagnosis related group (DRG) as the bundle. The key missing piece to find was the actual costs to the provider. Participants could determine the average...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:16 AM
KHA is pleased to offer the 2017 Swing Bed Conference series for both critical access hospitals (CAHs) and prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals. Mary Guyot, a nurse consultant with Stroudwater Associates and the leading expert in Swing Bed management will present. The PPS conference will take place on June 6-7 and the CAH conference will take place June 8-9.

Program and registration details are available below:

PPS Hospital Program June 6-7 Brochure Online Registration   CAH Program June 8-9 Brochure...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:46 AM

The KHA 88th Annual Convention will be held May 18-19 at the Lexington Convention Center. Make your plans now to attend. This year's program will be in the mail by tomorrow so expect to receive it next week.

The Hyatt Lexington will be the host hotel, and the program will have details on how to book your room at the group rate.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:10 AM

The American Hospital Association will hold its annual meeting in Washington, DC, May 7-10. KHA has booked a block of rooms at The Washington Marriott Wardman Park for KHA members planning to attend. If you wish to stay at the KHA host hotel, the Marriott Wardman Park, please complete the AHA Hotel Reservation Form and return to Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com) by Friday, March 31. The reservations will be submitted to the hotel by KHA.

Please, register online at www.aha.org to attend the conference.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:20 AM
Don’t miss out on the March 14 KIPSQ Safe Table on Health IT Safe Practices at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport. This event will be held in conjunction with the KHA Quality Symposium, March 14-15.

The safe table will begin at 9:00 a.m. (ET) with speakers from ECRI Institute and end with lunch speaker Wes Butler. Please plan to attend this exciting event and learn more about the risk of copy and paste. This is a free event for KIPSQ members, and CEU hours are provided.

Event Links Quality Symposium Brochure Symposium Registration Safe Table Agenda...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:10 AM
The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP) will host its 2017 Spring Conference, Smoke-free Partnerships: Past. Present. Future at DoubleTree Suites in Lexington on Tuesday, April 18.

This year's conference will feature the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Dr. Brian King, who was a contributing author to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health; the lead author of the CDC’s 2014 update to the evidence-based state guide, “Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs;" and one of the editors of the Surgeon General's 2016 report, E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults.There will also be continuing education (CE) credits again this year through CHES, CME and KBN. To register, visit https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0MLhq5GQbAAIR2l. The conference is free to attend, and registration will be open until...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, March 03, 2017 11:13 AM
KHREF will host a Credentialing Boot Camp on April 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Louisville. This program provides a practical, in-depth review of aspects of credentialing, re-credentialing and privileging including primary source verification, applying criteria for appointment, reviewing the application for completeness, identifying "red flags," roles in the review and approval process, meeting management, credentialing telemedicine and allied health professionals, coordinating the peer review process and understanding negligence in credentialing.

Details are available in the brochure. You can register online to secure your seat today.

If you...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 27, 2017 10:31 AM

In response to the growing cyber threats in health care, the American Hospital Association (AHA) will offer a series of regional, in-person trainings for hospital and health system CEOs in April. Registration will be limited to hospital or health system CEOs, accompanied by their lead cyber security staff person.

If you have any questions about the upcoming event, please contact Chantal Worzala at AHA (202-626-2313 or vial email at cowrzala@aha.org).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 20, 2017 11:24 AM

The AHA Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, May 7-10. Special sessions created specifically for trustees offer take-home strategies for effective governance and insights into policy and politics featuring the speakers below. Plus, enjoy a Monday reception just for trustees. Sessions include:

  •  Whither the soul of trusteeship? Effective governance in a time of challenge and change
  • Leading and engaging boards in improving community health
  • Trustee Leadership Breakfast: National political update
  • Creating a culture of innovation and safety: from the boardroom to the bedside

Online registration is now available.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:09 AM
On March 16, KHA will host a one-day program, which will provide valuable information for those individuals who are responsible for creating the best possible Environment of Care, Emergency Management and Life Safety programs and must understand the Joint Commission survey methodology and recent changes to the standards.  Information will be provided so attendees will be able to implement a practical, continuously compliant program for health care facilities to achieve maximum performance while effectively preparing for unscheduled Joint Commission and CMS surveys. 

View the brochure for program details. Online registration is available for your convenience.

If you have any questions,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:54 AM
The KHA Hospital Day at the Legislature will be held in conjunction with the KHA Legislative Committee meeting on Thursday, February 23 at the Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath Street, in Frankfort. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. (ET) with breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m. The program will begin at 8:15 a.m. and will adjourn by 10:15 a.m. so members can go to the Capitol to meet with their legislators. (All members are asked to schedule their own appointments with their legislators.)

After the meetings with legislators, KHA will host a luncheon for all KHA members and legislators at the Capitol Annex from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. KHA members are encouraged to contact their legislators and personally invite them to the luncheon.

The Legislature goes into session at 2:00 p.m.

If you need overnight hotel accommodations, please call one of the following hotels in Frankfort to make reservations: Fairfield Inn and Suites of Marriott Frankfort, (502) 695-8881; Best Western...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:52 AM

Registration is now open for the KHA District Meetings in March at http://www.kyha.com/CM/Events/Evts_List.aspx. A detailed agenda will be available soon. A printable registration form and save the date flyer are available online now at https://www.kyha.com/docs/EventBrochures/2017/DistrictMeetings0317.pdf.

KHA members should mark their calendars and plan to attend. All meetings will begin at 9:45 a.m. local time and conclude following lunch at 12:30 p.m.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, January 09, 2017 10:30 AM

Administrators of Kentucky's small, rural and critical access hospitals are invited to join KHA staff on Wednesday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) for the first Forum meeting of 2017. Topics of discussion will focus on legislative activities at both the federal and state levels.

This meeting will be held via webinar. Please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (ecobb@kyha.com) to register and receive login information.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:59 AM
The K-HIIN Kick-Off Meeting will provide insight into how the Kentucky Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (K-HIIN) will use the successes of the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) to launch the next phase of this national initiative for quality and outcomes improvement in hospitals. Attendees will learn about the goals and requirements of the HIIN and how the innovations, virtual learning opportunities and hospital-level techniques of the program will take your improvement work to the next level.

View the brochure for agenda details, and register online today to reserve your seat for this important meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (sperkins@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:50 AM
The final meetings of the KHA Summer Series of Congressional Meetings will be held October 17 and November 3 in the fourth and fifth congressional districts.

Each meeting in the Series is held in the congressmen’s districts to provide KHA members the opportunity to stay in contact locally with the Kentucky congressional delegation and discuss important legislative and regulatory issues currently before the U.S. Congress that are critical to Kentucky’s hospitals. With the nation’s health care system in transformation to delivery systems that are driven by new payment models, hospitals must stay in contact with their Congressman to let him know how these changes will impact your hospital, and this meeting provides you with the opportunity to discuss your issues and concerns.

Make plans now to attend the meeting in your congressional district.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, October 10, 2016 8:18 AM
HCLC CoverThe 2017 KHA Legislative Platform will be presented to the Association membership for approval at the annual KHA Health Care Leadership Conference (HCLC) on November 11 at the Louisville Marriott East.

The November general elections will have a huge impact on health care, and this year's Conference is being held three days later, an ideal time for you and other Kentucky hospital leaders to learn how the new President and his/her administration will change health care. State and national political experts will discuss the balance of power of who controls Congress and the Kentucky legislature, and how that will impact the future of health care and impending federal and state health care legislative and regulatory issues.

Attendees...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, October 04, 2016 7:48 AM

 

On Friday, November 11, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (ET), the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) will host an opportunity for a 3.0 hour face-to-face ACHE educational program in Louisville. This program is only $75 for ACHE members and $25 for students.

The ACHE program immediately follows the Kentucky Hospital Association Health Care Leadership Conference* and luncheon. (*Open to KHA Members)

Registration will be open soon. For details, view the event brochure.

Please save November 11 and plan to attend.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, September 12, 2016 10:04 AM
All KHA members are invited to attend the KHA Legislative Committee meeting on September 14, from 10:00 a.m. (ET) through a working lunch, at KHA Headquarters in Louisville.

The meeting will begin with guest speaker Medicaid Commissioner Steve Miller updating attendees on the 1115 Medicaid Waiver.  You will have an opportunity to ask him any questions that you may have about the waiver. 

Members will discuss state issues and take positions on legislation to recommend for inclusion on the KHA Legislative Platform. 

Representative Joni Jenkins (D-44), the House Appropriations and Revenue Human Resources Subcommittee chair, will be the luncheon speaker to discuss the state budget and Medicaid funding.  Since there may be legislation to change the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program payment this session, this is a great opportunity to educate Representative Jenkins on the need for keeping the Medicaid DSH payments at the highest level allowed by federal law.

If you...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07 AM
The next meeting of the KHA Summer Series of Congressional Meetings will be held September 9 in the first congressional district.

Each meeting in the Series is held in the congressmen’s districts to provide KHA members the opportunity to stay in contact locally with the Kentucky congressional delegation and discuss important legislative and regulatory issues currently before the U.S. Congress that are critical to Kentucky’s hospitals. With the nation’s health care system in transformation to delivery systems that are driven by new payment models, hospitals must stay in contact with their Congressman to let him know how these changes will impact your hospital, and this meeting provides you with the opportunity to discuss your issues and concerns.

Make plans now to attend the meeting in your congressional district.



Candidate for Kentucky’s...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 8:38 AM
Registration is now open for the KHA District Meetings in October at http://www.kyha.com/CM/Events/Evts_List.aspx. A detailed agenda will be available soon. A printable registration form and save the date flyer are available online now at http://www.kyha.com/docs/EventBrochures/DistrictMeetingsOctober2016.pdf.

KHA members should mark their calendars and plan to attend. All meetings will begin at 9:45 a.m. local time and conclude following lunch at 12:30 p.m.

October 12 9:45 a.m. (CT) Twin Lakes District Baptist Health Madisonville Loman Trover Conference Center 8th Floor Madisonville     October 14 9:45 a.m. (ET) Ohio Valley District KHA Headquarters 2501 Nelson Miller Parkway Louisville October 17 9:45 a.m. (ET) Cumberland...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:17 AM
On August 29-30, the Kentucky Hospital Engagement Network (K-HEN) will conduct a Patient Safety TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer Workshop, hosted by KHA in Louisville. Patient Safety TeamSTEPPS training will provide participants with the skill sets needed to build a culture of safety within their organization. Participants will learn to organize the work of patient safety and empower clinicians with the use of tools to effectively manage conflict and implement change.

For details, view the brochure. Reserve your spot today by registering online.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (sperkins@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, August 12, 2016 11:39 AM
On August 10, Kentucky’s Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie met with hospital executives at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown as part of KHA’s Summer Series of Congressional Meetings. Congressman Guthrie is a member of the U. S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee and chairs the Medicaid Task Force, an independent task force on the Energy and Commerce Committee specifically looking at the Medicaid program and ways to make the program more flexible for states and better for beneficiaries.

Congressman Guthrie stated that the task force is working to understand the current process and looking for ways to make the Medicaid program and the waiver process better for states to be able to be more creative and flexible. He noted that Medicaid as it is an open-ended budget requirement for governments, and that Kentucky is seeking a waiver from CMS is to implement a sustainable program for the expansion population, as he...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:47 AM

The Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation (KHREF) is partnering with Blue and Co. to provide a summer series of webinars and a face-to-face conference for critical access hospital (CAH) CEOs and CFOs along with other financial leaders in the CAH setting. These programs are provided to Kentucky CAHs through support by the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex Grant) and the Kentucky Office of Rural Health.

Webinars will be held August 16 and 25, and an in-person workshop is planned for September 15 in Louisville.

View the brochure for program details and registration information.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (ecobb@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:52 AM
The KHA Summer Series of Congressional Meetings continued with a meeting yesterday with Congressman John Yarmuth at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. There was a great turn out of hospital leaders at the event, which featured a lively discussion of both state and federal legislative issues. Congressman Yarmuth spoke about Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid Waiver program and the upcoming presidential election. A meeting with Congressman Andy Barr was held in Lexington on June 6.

Each meeting in the Series is held in the congressmen’s districts to provide KHA members the opportunity to stay in contact locally with the Kentucky congressional delegation and discuss important legislative and regulatory issues currently before the U.S. Congress that are critical to Kentucky’s hospitals. With the nation’s health care system in transformation to delivery systems that are driven by new payment models, hospitals must stay in contact with their Congressman to let him know how these changes will impact your hospital,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:37 AM
KHA is hosting its Summer Series of Congressional Meetings in the congressmen’s districts to provide members the opportunity to stay in contact locally with the Kentucky congressional delegation and discuss important legislative and regulatory issues currently before the U.S. Congress that are critical to Kentucky’s hospitals. With the nation’s health care system in transformation to delivery systems that are driven by new payment models, hospitals must stay in contact with their Congressman to let him know how these changes will impact your hospital, and this meeting provides you with the opportunity to discuss your issues and concerns.

Third District Congressman John Yarmuth:

DATE: Monday, August 8, 2016 TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) (Lunch will be served) LOCATION: Conference Center, 16th Floor Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Building 201 Abraham Flexner Way Louisville Participation Form...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:18 AM

Hospitals participating in K-HEN 2.0 are invited to attend the Kentucky Sepsis Summit: Facing the Sepsis Challenge on August 24 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville.

This conference will present comprehensive information on the clinical problem of sepsis and collecting data on both process and outcome measures associated with sepsis and severe sepsis. In addition, helpful tips on care improvement will be provided by national subject matter experts and hospital practitioners with experience in this topic.

View the brochure for details and register online to reserve your seat today.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, July 18, 2016 11:34 AM

CAUTI CLABSI Program Cover ImageThe Kentucky Hospital Association is hosting a oneday program addressing critical topics for quality leaders to strengthen your QI program and improve your CAUTI/ CLABSI measures. The event will be held at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville on August 23.

For program details, view the brochure. Online registration is open so reserve your seat today.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, July 18, 2016 11:29 AM

CAH Boot Camp CoverKHA, through support from the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, will host a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Quality Leader Boot Camp on August 23,. This one-day program addresses critical topics for CAH quality leaders including strengthening your QI program with effective planning and benchmarking, preparing for changes in Conditions of Participation (CoP) and other important clinical topics.

View the brochure for program details and register today to reserve your seat.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, July 07, 2016 8:41 AM
KHA will host a members only seminar on July 28 at the Louisville Marriott East regarding the newly proposed Medicaid waiver program. This program will feature presentations from key architects of the proposed demonstration project, which is part of an overall initiative to transform the Kentucky Medicaid program. Speakers will address eligibility, benefits, costs, incentives and delivery system reforms.

In addition, the program will feature presenters familiar with the revamped Indiana Medicaid program, which has been underway since 2013 and has many features similar to those proposed in Kentucky HEALTH. Indiana hospital representatives will share insight on the effect the Indiana program has had on hospital and other health services from a practical standpoint of implementation and compliance.

View the brochure for details and register today...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:07 AM

SB 20 Ceremonial Signing

On Tuesday, June 28, Spring View Hospital in Lebanon hosted a ceremonial signing for SB 20, KHA's top priority for the 2016 legislative session. KHA is grateful for Governor Matt Bevin's insight into the issues facing hospitals and is pleased to have this new Medicaid managed care organization appeals process in place.

KHA President Mike Rust represented the Association at the event and was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton and Senator Jimmy Higdon as the Governor signed this important legislation.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 20, 2016 8:07 AM
Representatives from all Kentucky hospitals are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting on Hepatitis C, infectious disease and substance abuse.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health and Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) are hosting national, state and local experts in Hazard on Thursday, July 28 – World Hepatitis Day. The Event will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET) at Hazard Community and Technical College. Details and registration information are available at http://www.soar-ky.org/townhall.

The goals of the Town Hall Meeting are to increase community awareness; provide best practice recommendations on the prevention, detection and treatment of Hepatitis C and HIV and substance abuse; and engage multi-sector community, state and national stakeholders to organize resources and enhance engagement. The event’s featured Speaker will be Dr. John Ward, CDC Director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 06, 2016 8:10 AM

The 2016 KHA Small Rural and Critical Access Hospital Conference is Wednesday, June 8. The conference is designed to help small rural hospital leaders understand changes to the health care delivery system and think strategically about how to best position their hospital for top performance.

View the brochure for more details, and register online in the Events section of www.kyha.com.

If you have questions, contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (ecobb@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:51 AM
Susan Starling accepting Gavel from Kevin HalterThe Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented several awards during the Association’s Awards Luncheon on May 13, at the 87 th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.

The highlight of the luncheon was the installment of the 2016-2017 Chair of the KHA Board of Trustees, Susan Starling, chief executive officer of Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital, in Irvine. Starling will begin her tenure as Chair on July 1.

KHA’s Award of Excellence was presented to Senator Ralph Alvarado. The Senator has devoted his career to unselfishly serving the health care needs of Kentucky’s citizens and with his “servant” attitude, took this a step further and sought public office, being elected to the Kentucky Senate serving the 29th district covering Clark, Fayette...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:13 AM
The KHA 87th Annual Convention is tomorrow and Friday in Lexington! This year, KHA is going mobile by providing you with a mobile app for the event.

Download the KHA Mobile App, powered by Interapt, and enjoy the convenience of having Convention session details, speaker information, maps and sponsors all on your phone.

After the Convention, keep the app to stay connected with important hospital news! Soon, the new KHA app will be your one stop for the membership directory, events and much more. To create a true multi-media experience with the upcoming changes, hospital and system C-Suite executives are encouraged to visit the Interapt booth during the Convention for a quick photo, which will be included in the Directory.

Instructions and a download link are available at http://kha.interapt.com/download.

If you have not registered for the Convention, registration is available on site. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and network with your colleagues from across the state....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 06, 2016 8:28 AM

KHA's Annual Convention is less than a week away! If you have not already registered, take this opportunity to sign up. Visit the Convention website for all the information you need, including session details, schedules and visitor information.

In addition to the General Sessions, there are tracks this year for financial professionals, your legal team, nurse executives, medical officers/physicians and a day of programs just for your volunteers, directors of volunteers, gift shop managers.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:59 AM
The roots of medical practice in the U.S. goes from colonial times to today’s medical profession with its 200 certified specialties. During KHA's Annual Convention, May 12-13 in Lexington, one session will examine the current and historical physician supply and demand trends, training, compensation patterns and practice types. It will also project how health care reform and related changes will reshape the way physicians practice and are paid, with a look at value-based compensation, the team-based approach to care, medical homes, “complexivists,” concierge practice and more.

Speaker Kurt Mosley serves as Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm, and a company of AMN Healthcare, the largest health care staffing organization in the United States. With over 20 years of health care industry experience, Mosley is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the evolving health care system, particularly the way physician supply, demand...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, April 28, 2016 8:30 AM
Don't forget! The last day for Early Bird Registration for the KHA Annual Convention is tomorrow, April 29. The discounted rate is $200. After tomorrow, the regular rate of $225 will be in effect.

This year's meeting, May 12-13 in Lexington provides a great opportunity to learn from prominent speakers from around the country, network with your colleagues and earn ACHE face-to-face credits or CEUs.

Make your plans now to attend! Details and registration information are available on the Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com. You can also go directly to the registration page to register today.

If you have any Convention-related questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:58 AM
During the KHA Annual Convention, May 12-13 in Lexington, Lars Enstrom and James Callanan of Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) Healthcare Industry Group will discuss, “How Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) Influence Health Care Delivery Patient Flow, Cost and Quality.”

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set a goal of tying 50 percent of fee-for-service Medicare payments to quality or value through APMs, such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) or bundled payment arrangements by the end of 2018. As payers investigate alternative ways to transfer financial risk and quality accountability to providers, providers need to develop approaches that break down the historic “silo” nature of treatment patterns and develop pathways that respond to the particular pressures of each type of APM while improving the outcomes for patients.  

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

Learn from early experiences about the necessary activities required to be successful...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, April 21, 2016 9:00 AM

During the KHA Annual Convention, May 12-13 in Lexington, the Studer Group's Craig Deao will help attendees close the "Knowing-Doing Gap in Health Care." In 2000, Jeffery Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton published a book called The Knowing-Doing Gap. It pinpoints a challenge faced by organizations in all industries, including health care. "We work really hard to figure out what we need to do, yet we fail to implement what we learn in the process."

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the “Knowing-Doing Gap” in health care
  •  Implement three evidence-based strategic objectives in your health care organization

Make your plans now to attend! Details and registration information are available on the Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com. You can also go directly to the registration page to register today.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 8:41 AM
At this year's KHA Convention, May 12-13 in Lexington, there will be three ACHE sessions available for you to earn face-to-face credits. This is a great opportunity to earn credits while networking with your peers from around the state.

On Thursday, May 12, Michael E. Frisina, PhD will present  “Behavior Smarts: Increasing Health Care Leadership Performance” and “Leading for Success: Creating a Committed Workforce.” Thursday's events will also feature the annual ACHE Luncheon.

On Friday, May 13, there will be a panel discussion on “Making Sense of Performance Transformation Methodologies.”

Make your plans now to attend! Details and registration information are available on the Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com. You can also go directly to the registration page to register today.

If you have any Convention-related questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, April 04, 2016 10:16 AM
Scott Burrows, this year's keynote speaker, will discuss Taking Responsibility: Using Vision, Mindset and Grit to Achieve Success at the KHA 87th Annual Convention, May 12-13 in Lexington.

Burrows is living proof your life can change in an instant. By the age of 19, he was playing college football at Florida State University as a wide receiver and a top-ranked kick-boxing champion, with his last fight broadcast by ESPN.

On November 3, 1984, Scott’s life took a dramatic and irreversible turn. He was involved in a serious automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic.

Despite his grim diagnosis, Scott refused to be sidelined. He made the decision to take action, to focus on the positives of the experience as opposed to dwelling on the obvious and overwhelming negatives.

With the tremendous clarity provided by his singular focus, Scott resolved to thrive in his life by using three principles:

Vision helped him see complete success in his mind’s eye first.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:00 AM

Programs for KHA's 87th Annual Convention, May 12-13 in Lexington, were mailed to members this week. The convention website, http://convention.kyha.com, provides online registration, program details, a hotel reservation link and a link to the printable program.

Online registration is also available directly at http://www.kyha.com/Shared_Content/Events/Event_Dashboard.aspx?EventKey=16ANNCONV&WebsiteKey=1ca3c419-a7df-41b7-937a-f6c6437b12fe&Event_Dashboard=1#Event_Dashboard.

For further information, contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, March 11, 2016 8:53 AM
The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) and the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) are co-sponsoring a workshop for facility managers, engineers and anyone who is concerned with the efficient use of energy at their location. The Kentucky Energy Workshops are part of a series of events that will provide strategies and resources for sound energy management that can help Kentucky companies realize significant cost savings while improving their environmental performance.

This workshop will be presented at two different locations in Kentucky:

March 31 Toyota Motor Manufacturing Visitors Center-Camry Hall Georgetown

April 6 Western Kentucky University Downing Student Union-President's Hall Bowling Green

Session topics include:

Fundamental concepts of energy efficiency along with tools and techniques Current lighting technologies Monitoring energy consumption, controls, building automation systems Tour at host facility...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 03, 2016 9:51 AM

The American Hospital Association will hold its annual meeting in Washington, DC, May 1-4. KHA has booked a block of rooms at The Hotel Palomar for KHA members planning to attend. If you wish to stay at the Hotel Palomar, please complete the AHA Hotel Reservation Form and return to Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com) by Friday, March 4. The reservations will be submitted to the hotel on Monday, March 7.

Please, register online at www.aha.org to attend the conference. 

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 15, 2016 11:17 AM

KHA will host two Swing Bed Seminars for Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) at KHA Headquarters in Louisville as follows:

PPS Hospitals

- April 11-12

CAHs

- April 13-14

Follow the corresponding links above for program details and registration information.

Mary Guyot with Stroudwater Associates will instruct both courses. The seminar is supported by the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program in an effort to keep costs as low as possible for rural hospitals.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at ecobb@kyha.com).
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 15, 2016 11:00 AM
The KHA Hospital Day at the Legislature will be held on Thursday, February 25 at the Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath Street, in Frankfort. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM ET, with breakfast starting at 8:00 AM, ET. Confirmed speakers include Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson and Senator Dr. Ralph Alvarado, the sponsor of SB 20, the MCO appeals process legislation. The program will begin at 8:15 AM, ET and will adjourn by 10:15 AM, ET so members can go to the Capitol to meet with their legislators. All members are asked to schedule their own appointments with their legislators.

There will be a luncheon for KHA members and legislators at the Capitol Annex, in Room 149, from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM, ET. KHA members are encouraged to contact their legislators and personally invite them to the luncheon. The Legislature will go into session at 2:00 PM, ET. A registration form is available at

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 AM

KHA will host a seminar on the Joint Commission Environment of Care (EOC) Standards on March 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn Northeast in Louisville.

This one-day program will offer valuable information on how to use the Environment of Care Committee to improve facility environment of care safety and compliance with the Joint Commission. A well-developed Environment of Care Committee can make a measurable improvement to the safety of hospitals and in outcomes from surveys.

For details, view the brochure. Registration for all KHA events is available by clicking "Events" on the KHA home page, www.kyha.com.

If you need additional information, contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:18 AM
Kentucky Hospital Association is pleased to partner with other infection prevention stakeholders in offering the fourth Statewide Infection Prevention Boot Camp on March 8 and 9 in Lexington. The sessions are designed for both experienced IPs and those new to the field. All hospital IP professionals should plan to attend as topics will include emerging pathogens, outbreaks and compliance with newly implemented regulations.

On March 9 and 10, KHA is hosting its Annual Quality and Hospital Engagement Network Conference. All hospital chief nursing officers and quality leaders are encouraged to attend. Education will center on patient safety culture, physician accountability, information technology and building successful improvement systems. There is no cost for the Quality Conference as HEN funds are supporting the event.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 08, 2016 11:33 AM

The 2016 Infection Prevention Boot Camp, developed through a statewide collaborative aimed at supporting Kentucky infection prevention professionals in their daily work to reduce health care associated infections and provide quality patient care, will be held March 8-9 in Lexington. The two-day conference builds on foundational skills provided in previous educational offerings and explores topics with emerging importance.

A brochure is available at http://www.kyha.com/docs/EventBrochures/IPBootCamp2016.pdf.

To register for this or any other upcoming KHA events, click on "Events" at www.kyha.com and choose the event you plan to attend.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, February 01, 2016 10:59 AM

The AHA Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 1-4 in Washington, DC. You can register online for the meeting now. KHA will have information available soon on the KHA host hotel and planned meetings specifically for the KHA members who attend the national meeting. Make your plans now to attend!

Details on the AHA conference are available at http://www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/annual-meeting/index.shtml

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:01 AM

The KIPSQ Safe Table Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, January 21, in Madisonville has been cancelled. There is no rescheduled date at this time. If you have questions, contact Sharon Perkins (sperkins@kyha.com) at KHA. For more information on upcoming Safe Table Meetings, view the brochure and registration information on the KIPSQ website at http://www.kipsq.org/Portals/26/EventBrochures/SafeTableMeetings.pdf.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:30 AM

The program and registration information for the KHA District Meetings in March are available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/EventBrochures/DistrictMeetingsMarch2016.pdf.

KHA members should mark their calendars and plan to attend. All meetings will begin at 9:45 a.m. local time and conclude following lunch at 12:30 p.m.

March 2
9:45 a.m. (CT)
Twin Lakes District
The Medical Center - WKU Health Sciences Complex
700 1st Avenue
Bowling Green
 
  March 9
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Ohio Valley District
KHA Headquarters
2501 Nelson Miller Parkway
Louisville
March 11
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Cumberland District
Baptist Health Richmond
801 Eastern Bypass
Richmond
  March 24
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Blue Grass District
UK HealthCare
Charles T. Wethington Jr. Bldg., Rm. 127
900 South Limestone
Lexington
  

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Kirchem at KHA (pkirchem@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 08, 2016 9:35 AM
KIPSQ will conduct a Safe Table topic every month in three different locations thoughout the state for members of the PSO. Participants will:

Generate candid discussion and share organizational experiences on patient safety and quality issues Exchange information about bet practices relative to patient safety Encourage coordinated/collaborative efforts and new partnerships Network and communicate A brochure and registration information are available on the KIPSQ website at http://www.kipsq.org/Portals/26/EventBrochures/SafeTableMeetings.pdf.

For more information on the benefits of your facility joining KIPSQ, visit www.kipsq.org or contact Nancy Galvagni (ngalvagni@kyha.com)  or Sharon Perkins (sperkins@kyha.com)...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, November 16, 2015 10:01 AM
Joe Koch Introduces Charlie Cook at KHA 2015 HCLCOn November 13, the KHA Health Care Leadership Conference brought Kentucky’s political leaders together with hospital leaders from throughout the state to learn about the issues that will affect hospitals in 2016. Members heard from the Republican and Democratic state party leaders about upcoming legislation and plans for the new administration. The media panel provided an interesting and informative analysis of the recent elections, which provided great insight into the political climate of the commonwealth.

KHA members also approved the Association’s legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

Thank you to all the members who participated in the Conference. KHA looks forward to advocating...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:59 AM

The KHA Small Rural and Critical Access Hospital Forum will meet via webinar tomorrow, November 11, at 2:00 p.m. (ET).  Administrators who have not received the call in information should contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (ecobb@kyha.com).

Agenda topics will include a Certificate of Need (CON)/State Health Plan update, hospital requirements for sexual assault response, preserving emergency care in rural areas and more.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, November 05, 2015 9:33 AM
The results of the Kentucky General Election are in and, with Governor-Elect Matt Bevin carrying 106 counties, there will be change and a new agenda in Frankfort. It is even more important than ever that you participate in the 2015 KHA Health Care Leadership Conference on November 13, 2015, from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET), at the Louisville Marriott East. Details and registration information are available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/EventBrochures/HCLC2015.pdf.

There is a distinguished lineup of speakers for the conference and after the Republican sweep statewide, there is much to learn. Attendees will hear from the Republican and Democrat state party leaders the plans for the new Administration. House and Senate Leadership and members along with a panel comprised of well-known members of the media will discuss what to expect from the new Bevin Administration and priorities for the 2016...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, November 02, 2015 10:25 AM
KHA staff hopes you can participate in the 2015 KHA Health Care Leadership Conference on November 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET) at the Louisville Marriott East. Details and registration information are available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/EventBrochures/HCLC2015.pdf.

There is a distinguished lineup of speakers for the conference and with this being held the week after the election, there will be much to discuss. Attendees will learn from the state party leaders, House and Senate members and leadership and from  well-known members of the media who will educate members on what to expect from the next Administration and the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly. Political Reporter and Columnist Charlie Cook, one of Washington’s most trusted and accurate political prognosticators in Washington, will present his sharpest political handicapping for the upcoming 2016 presidential and congressional...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:05 AM
To maximize your time in traveling to the KHA Health Care Leadership Conference on November 13 in Louisville, the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives (KY ACHE) will be offering a three hour, face to face (formerly known as Category 1) educational program directly following the KHA Health Care Leadership Conference Luncheon.

The KY ACHE educational program, "Strategic Planning From Formulation to Action," starts at 2:00 p.m. (ET) and adjourns at 5:00 p.m. (ET).  Alan Zuckerman, leading health care strategist, will teach new approaches for developing an effective strategic plan.  This seminar will teach attendees how to apply tools to assess competitiveness and critical issues organizations face.  

Please click on the above link to view a copy of the KY ACHE promotional postcard and learn more about the program's key objectives.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, October 08, 2015 8:35 AM
The Kentucky Governor and constitutional officers’ election is less than a month away and the new administration will be taking up the reins soon thereafter. The November elections will have a large impact on the future direction of health care in the commonwealth. It is timely that this year’s KHA Health Care Leadership Conference is being held one week after the election on Friday, November 13, at the Louisville Marriott East from 8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) with registration beginning at 7:30 AM. This will be an ideal time for Kentucky health care leaders to learn how the new state administration and other elected officials will affect the state’s health care legislative and regulatory issues. Members can join their peers and learn from Kentucky’s Senate and House leaders as well as state and national political experts. The Conference also gives attendees the opportunity to keep Kentucky’s elected officials informed about the impact of these changes on the state’s hospitals and health care safety net. The...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, October 02, 2015 11:07 AM

On Monday, October 26, the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Kentucky Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) will host Living on Medicare Rates: a Senior Leader Margin Improvement Planning Program at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus.

Chip Caldwell, Jr., chairman of Caldwell Butler and Associations LLC, will discuss how to implement plans to successfully manage reimbursement declines. Attendees will earn six ACHE face-to-fact credits.

View the flyer for additional information. To register, visit https://hfmaky.starchapter.com/meet-reg1.php?id=107.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, October 02, 2015 10:47 AM
KHREF will host a workshop to ensure hospitals meet all the requirements for the IRS 501(r) regulations. The event will be held twice on November 11 — in the morning at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Louisville and in the afternoon at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington.

All hospitals have charity care policies. What some may have missed is that these are now called “financial assistance policies.” What some may also have missed is that these policies are now regulated by mandatory and highly prescriptive IRS rules that go to the very heart of a charitable hospital’s exempt status. Having a compliant financial assistance policy is only a part of the challenge. Adhering to the new Section 501(r) rules requires a true team effort involving key hospital personnel, including finance, compliance,registration, billing, marketing, collection and other departments, as well as the hospital’s board of directors. Under the new law (which already is in effect), a hospital’s website must...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, September 28, 2015 9:26 AM
KHA will host a Joint Commission Update seminar on October 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Northeast. The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) focus on some specific standards that continue to be problematic. These standards make it necessary and timely to present a program of this nature.This program will provide a comprehensive review of key standards focusing on such problematic topics as National Patient Safety Goals, elements of a Highly Reliable Organization, Condition Level Deficiencies, Immediate Threat to Life and others. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how the Joint Commission and CMS are interrelated, where the problematic areas are and how to have a flawless survey through proper front-end preparation.

For more details, review the program brochure. Please note, that as the KHA website transitions...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, September 28, 2015 8:23 AM
On September 24, HRET (the American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Education Trust) executed a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 Project.

Two kickoff webinars will be held this week to get the project started. Both events will cover the same topic (details on how to join the AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 initiative):

AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 Hospital Kick Off Webinar September 29 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT) Register at https://hret.adobeconnect.com/hospitalkickoff/event/registration.html.

October 1 (Repeat Webinar) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT) Register at https://hret.adobeconnect.com/hospitalkickoff/event/registration.html.

The Kentucky face-to-face...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 8:37 AM
You are invited to learn about KHA’s endorsed Internet-based education management solution on Thursday, October 1 at KHA Headquarters in Louisville.

careLearning is an Internet-based education management solution. Its sole purpose is to develop and deliver a range of just-in-time training and education for health care providers and to provide the ability to manage and track employee, physician and non-employee records. careLearning is a nonprofit organization operated by more than 40 state hospital associations and the American Hospital Association.

Whether your hospital needs mandatory education, which includes a set of Health & Safety Compliance courses with complete recordkeeping and reporting functions; continuing education toward licensure; or various types of certification including self-paced, interactive and cost-effective continuing education anytime, on any computer with Internet access, careLearning offers something for every Kentucky hospital and their employees.

On Thursday,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, September 14, 2015 8:15 AM
The KHA Health Care Leadership Conference will be held November 13 at the Marriott Louisville East. The agenda and registration information will be available soon, so mark your calendar now and plan to attend.

The event will feature Kentucky House and Senate leaders who will discuss the state's new administration and important legislative issues. A media panel will highlight the results of the November elections, and Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal, will headline the luncheon.

The Conference is a great way for hospital chief executive officers, board chairmen, trustees, other hospital administrators, government relations staff and medical staff members to stay informed of legislation that may affect their facilities.    

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah S. Nicholson at KHA (snicholson@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, August 21, 2015 8:12 AM

Registration information and a program agenda for the KHA District Meetings in October are now available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/EventBrochures/DistrictMeetingsOctober2015.pdf.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:16 AM

KHA will co-host a Kentucky Rural Health Association event where attendees can meet with this year's gubernatorial candidates. The Kentucky Candidate Forum will be held September 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the WKU Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green. Both Matt Bevin and Jack Conway are invited to speak at the event and field questions from the attendees.

The event includes a free luncheon for registered attendees. For information on the agenda and registration, please visit http://krha.wildapricot.org/event-1984373.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:26 AM

KHA will host its annal Fall Volunteer Conference on September 16 at the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown. Hospital auxiliary officers, legislative chairpersons, auxiliary members, volunteers, directors of volunteers and gift shop managers are invited to attend.

Registration is $55 per person, which includes handouts, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. See the brochure for agenda and registration details.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:28 AM

Two of KHA's biggest annual events are scheduled, so mark your calendar now and plan to attend! Additional information will be available in the coming months.

KHA Health Care Leadership Conference
November 13
Marriott Louisville East

KHA 87th Annual Convention
May 12-13, 2016
Lexington Convention Center/Hyatt Regency Lexington

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:13 AM
KSHPRM 2015 Call for Entries LogoThe Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (KSHPRM) 2015 Thoroughbred Awards will be presented at the KSHPRM Fall Conference on November 5 at the Kentucky Horse Farm in Lexington. The competition is designed to recognize Marketing/Public Relations professionals who achieved excellence in projects ranging from publications and multimedia to advertising and fundraising. Projects entered must have been completed between July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015.

This competition is open to all health care marketing/public relations professionals. KSHPRM membership is required.

Online entries are due September 11, and the fee is $45 per entry. This year, all entries will be submited online via OmniContests at https://omnicontests4.com/?comp_id=C7779828-9361-42FC-9C3A-7E27D18C8B2F.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:24 AM
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) in partnership with the Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) is once again sponsoring forums across Kentucky in August and September. These forums are designed to allow any and all health care providers (including behavioral health and substance use providers) who have contracts with MCOs and serve Medicaid consumers to meet face-to-face and discuss concerns about proper billing, prior authorizations, prompt pay, appeals processes or any other specific issues related to the continued implementation of Managed Care. In attendance will be senior level staff from each MCO, senior staff from the Department for Medicaid Services and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.

CHFS encourages pre-registration 5 days in advance of the forum of your choice. You may also register on-site. Online registration is available at http://chfs.ky.gov/forumreg.

The forums will be held at the dates and locations listed below....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, July 27, 2015 8:00 AM

On August 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET), KHA will host a webinar for the Small Rural and Critical Access Hospital Forum. Attendees will hear a state and federal policy update along with a special presentation by Pete Lawson, of Raymond James, on rural hospital financing in the post-ACA world.

Administrators should have received an e-mail with webinar access information on Friday. If you did not, or you have additional questions, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (ecobb@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, July 24, 2015 9:20 AM
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is hosting the Annual Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum Monday, September 28 in Bowling Green. This year, the Forum focuses on policy and environmental opportunities to boost population health and improvement in health outcomes. Also included are "TED-style” presentations. For more information, visit http://www.healthy-ky.org/content/news-events/events/bost-health-policy-forum.
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:10 PM
The 13th Annual Mid-South CAH Conference will be held in Nashville on August 19-21. Details on the agenda, registration information, host hotel and more are available at https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=20153355E&OID=50.
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:05 PM
KHA, through support from the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, will host a Rural Hospital Quality Leader Boot Camp for small rural and critical access hospital patient safety and quality leaders August 5 and 6. The 1 ½ day program includes training on TeamSTEPPS skills followed by a general quality leadership education workshop. The program will help quality leaders hone their communication and leadership skills as well as improve focus on best practices, data collection and benchmarking and engaging team members and leaders.

The event will be held at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg. For details, view the event brochure. Online registration is available at https://secure.kyha.com/imispublic/....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 22, 2015 8:27 AM
ACHE BOG Review Course LogoHarshaw Trane will host a free review course for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Board of Governors Exam on August 14 and 21 in Louisville. Different material will be covered both days.

Participating in the Kentucky Chapter of ACHE’s Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management Review Course is a great way to gain the confidence and knowledge needed to pass the exam. ACHE Fellows from local hospitals will serve as faculty experts and provide in-depth information on the ten tested key knowledge areas.

A postcard with details was recently sent to ACHE members. To register or for more information, please contact Pam Kirchem at KHA (pkirchem@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 29, 2015 8:38 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued major revisions to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual for both prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) this month. For CAHs, more than one-third of the manual has been revised. To help hospitals understand how the latest changes will affect them, KHREF will host two seminars in July:

Seminar on CMS Conditions of Participation for PPS Hospitals
July 8-9
Brochure

Seminar on CMS Conditions of Participation for CAHs
July 9-10
Brochure

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:28 AM

Along with the Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders' Forum, the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) will host an outing to a Cincinnati Reds baseball game on June 18 at The Great American Ball Park.

The groups will have a private area perfect for socializing and eating before and during the game. This is a great opportunity to have fun while networking with your colleagues from Kentucky and Ohio.

Cost:
$30 per person (Members & one guest)
$50 per person (Non-Members)
$20 per person (Students)

Reserve your spot now by contacting Taylor McHale (via email at southernohiochapterache@gmail.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 22, 2015 8:21 AM

KHA will host an advocacy trip to Washington, DC, on July 16 -17 for Kentucky hospital leaders. Participants will meet with the Kentucky congressional delegation at their Capitol Hill offices on Thursday, July 16 and will host a luncheon meeting and briefing for the health aides on Friday, July 17.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with your federal legislators to share the challenges Kentucky hospitals are facing.

If you are interested in attending, or want more information, please contact Sarah S. Nicholson at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at snicholson@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:26 AM

The KHA HANDS (Helping Accomplish Noteworthy Duties Successfully) Awards are presented annually at the KHA Convention in honor of hospital volunteer and auxiliary groups that are conducting outstanding projects and services in Kentucky. Five hospitals were recognized this year in three categories.

In-Service Hospital Program

  • Under 100 Beds - Baptist Health La Grange
  • Over 100 Beds - Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington

Community Outreach/Collaboration

  • Under 100 Beds - Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs
  • Over 100 Beds - St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas

Fundraising

  • Over 100 Beds - UK HealthCare in Lexington

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:52 AM
Kevin Halter Taking Oath of Office with Dennis JohnsonThe Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented several awards during the Association’s Awards Luncheon on May 8, at the 86th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington. The highlight of the luncheon was the installment of the 2015-2016 Chair of the KHA Board of Trustees, Kevin Halter, system chief executive officer of Bon Secours Kentucky Health System, which includes Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. Halter will begin his tenure as Chair on July 1.

KHA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, was bestowed upon J. Milton Brooks Receiving the KHA Distinguished Service AwardMilton...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:05 AM
KSHPRM Conference LogoThe Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (KSHPRM) will hold its annual Spring Conference on Thursday, May 21 at The Zoo in Louisville.

Learn from great presenters like Kirsten Lecky from WriterGirl who will discuss how to engage consumers with effective physician bios and other tools; and Jeremi Griggs from BOHAN Advertising who will share a hospital campaign that will leave you speechless! Plus, hear from many of your KSHPRM peers about some of the activities going on at facilities across the state.

An $85 fee (payable by check at the event) includes KSHPRM 2015 membership along with Zoo admission, parking, lunch and activities. Print the registration form and reserve your spot today.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Kirchem at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, May 04, 2015 9:05 AM

The KHA Annual Convention will be held tomorrow, May 7, and Friday, May 8, in Lexington!

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details and more. Registration is available on site on Thursday and Friday.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, April 30, 2015 8:14 AM

The KHA Annual Convention, May 7-8 in Lexington, is offering two ACHE sessions for members. You can earn up to six face-to-face credit hours next week!

Kevin E. O'Conner, CSP will present both sessions — Confidence: Leading Your Team through Difficult Times and Understanding and Portraying an Executive Presence.

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details, registration information and more. Make your plans to attend and register today! You can also visit the registration site directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, April 27, 2015 9:28 AM

This KHA Annual Convention, May 7-8 in Lexington, offers hospital executives a great opportunity to network with their peers and have access to a wide variety of educational sessions.

This year's General Sessions will address such topics as Section 501(r) requirements for charitable hospitals, operational assessments for community hospitals and the resurgence of narrow networks.

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details, registration information and more. Make your plans to attend and register today! You can also visit the registration site directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, April 24, 2015 7:41 AM
Today, April 24, is the last day to register for the KHA Annual Convention at the discounted early bird rate. The registration fee includes ALL Education Sessions, the Opening Session/Breakfast and Awards Luncheon, reception and refreshment breaks for the May 7-8 event. Visit http://convention.kyha.com/HowtoRegister.aspx for registration details or visit the online registration page directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:15 AM
The KHA Annual Convention, May 7-8 in Lexington, will provide an array of programs to appeal to all members of hospitals' senior staffs. In addition to the informative General Sessions, there will be tracks for finance, medical officers, nursing leaders and hospital attorneys.

In addition to the Kentucky Association of Hospital Attorneys Annual Meeting, the Legal Track will feature a number of presentations specifically for hospital and health care system legal professionals. Speakers will discuss lawyers' professional responsibility when representing corporate health care clients, Section 501(r) requirements for charitable organizations, a legislative update and a case law update.

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details, registration information and more. Visit the "Affiliate Tracks" page for different program opportunities....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, April 20, 2015 9:57 AM
The KHA Annual Convention, May 7-8 in Lexington, will provide an array of programs to appeal to all members of hospitals' senior staffs. In addition to the informative General Sessions, there will be tracks for finance, medical officers, nursing leaders and hospital attorneys.

This year's Nursing Track will feature a presentation from Catholic Charities Human Trafficking Program Manager Marissa Castellanos on Kentucky's Children's Justice Act in addition to a discussion on outstanding Kentucky nursing research.

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details, registration information and more. Visit the "Affiliate Tracks" page for different program opportunities. Make your plans to attend and register today! You can also visit the registration site directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, April 17, 2015 8:04 AM
The KHA Annual Convention, May 7-8 in Lexington, will provide an array of programs to appeal to all members of hospitals' senior staffs. In addition to the informative General Sessions, there will be tracks for finance, medical officers, nursing leaders and hospital attorneys.

This year's Finacial Track will feature a discussion on next generation risk management strategies for physician compensation compliance. The session will be presented by Randy A. Biernat, CPA, ABV, the director of BKD LLP in Indianapolis.

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details, registration information and more. Visit the "Affiliate Tracks" page for different program opportunities. Make your plans to attend and register today! You can also visit the registration site directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.

If you have additional questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:45 AM
The cut-off date for hotel reservations for the KHA Annual Convention is tomorrow, April 16. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Please make your reservations by tomorrow to assure that you will receive the convention rate.

Reservations requests after the cutoff date will be confirmed on an availability basis. Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. When making your reservations, remember to mention the Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Meeting. You may also make reservations online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/kyhospital. Hyatt Regency Lexington 401 West High Street Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Phone: (859) 253-1234 Fax: (859) 254-7430 Reservations: (800) 233-1234

Rates: $151 single/double

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:37 AM

On May 18, KHREF will host Getting Survey Ready in 2015 for the Physical Environment at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport. This one-day program will provide valuable information for those individuals who are responsible for creating the best possible environment of care, emergency management and life safety programs and must understand the 2015 Joint Commission survey methodology.

View the program for detailed information, including the agenda and registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 8:13 AM
The KHA Annual Convention, May 7-8 in Lexington, will provide an array of programs to appeal to all members of hospitals' senior staffs. In addition to the informative General Sessions, there will be tracks for finance, medical officers, nursing leaders and hospital attorneys.

This year's Medical Track will feature discussions and presentations on employed physician networks and choosing the right hospitalist model to meet your performance objectives.

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details, registration information and more. Visit the "Affiliate Tracks" page for different program opportunities. Make your plans to attend and register today! You can also visit the registration site directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.

If you have additional questions,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, April 10, 2015 8:47 AM
Health care’s transition to a new business model will occur fast and furiously as disruptors emerge during the next decade. At the KHA Annual Convention, May 7-8 in Lexington, Kenneth Kaufman will address the key forces behind the current transformation, the reorganization of health and health care services under a population-health management construct and the new competitors that are emerging as health care transitions from an inpatient-centric model to an ambulatory/ virtual model. The session will explore implications for hospitals and health systems and the critical questions executives should be discussing.

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details, registration information and more. Make your plans to attend and register today! You can also visit the registration site directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp....
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 8:25 AM
The opening speaker for the KHA Annual Convention (May 7-8 in Lexington) will be Dr. Ronan Tynan whose inspirational session will take you through the story of his amazing life; describing the obstacles he faced, and how he used those challenges to build some unbelievable successes. Tynan's triumphs include becoming an MD, a championship athlete and an accomplished recording artist who has delighted international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors.

Visit the KHA Convention website at http://convention.kyha.com for program details, registration information and more. Make your plans to attend and register today! You can also visit the registration site directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.

If you have additional questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 8:09 AM

Programs for KHA's 86th Annual Convention, May 7-8 in Lexington, were mailed to members last week. The convention website, http://convention.kyha.com, provides online registration, program details, a hotel reservation link,  a personalized scheduler and a link to the printable program.

Online registration is also available directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.

For further information, contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, March 06, 2015 10:16 AM
KHA will host its annual Small Rural and Critical Access Hospital Conference April 13-14 in Louisville. The conference is designed to help small, rural hospital leaders understand changes to the health care delivery system and think strategically about how to best position their hospital for top performance.

The conference begins with a dinner for critical access hospital (CAH) leaders on the evening of April 13 with conversation targeted on CAH policy issues.

There will be a full-day meeting on April 14 with presentations centered on rural health policy, financial stability and improving operation strategies.

See the brochure for details and registration information. If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at ecobb@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 9:11 AM
The Office of Health Policy has announced it will host Certificate of Need (CON) “listening sessions” on March 16 and 17 to allow for further comments regarding the interest in modernizing CON. KHA will have staff at each of the meetings and encourages every hospital to send a representative to one of the two sessions and to make comments briefly at the session. As a reminder, you must register to attend and to speak.

Comments must be brief but should emphasize the importance of CON and the role of CON in stabilizing the health care delivery system in a time when significant change is taking place regarding payment and delivery incentives. Additionally, it is important to maintain CON for the existing services covered under the program, especially ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).

A study on CON that was completed last Fall is available for your review.

The announcement on the sessions is below, with emphasis added on the registration information. If you have any questions, please...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, February 20, 2015 11:29 AM

The 86th Annual KHA Convention will be held at the Lexington Center/Hyatt Regency, May 7-8.  

The event will include education opportunities for hospital senior staff and specialty educational tracks for chief medical officers and physicians, chief nursing officers and nurse managers, chief financial officers and finance managers, health care attorneys and volunteer services.  

These programs combine to offer an excellent day and a half of education and networking.  KHA convention programs will be available in the next several weeks, but please reserve May 7 and 8 on your calendar.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 8:26 AM
The KHA Annual Quality Conference will be held March 18 at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport. The Conference updates both clinical and administrative participants on national patient safety and quality improvement trends. The 2015 program will focus more specifically on a number of improvement efforts including readmissions, HSOPS, culture, meds to bed and incentives.

Please view the brochure for Conference details and registration information. Please use this hotel reservation link or contact the hotel directly at 1-888-233-9527 and reference "Quality Conference."

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at sperkins@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:50 AM

Do you know three new things about the federal EMTALA law that every hospital must follow especially the emergency department? What would you do if a CMS surveyor just walked into your hospital to investigate an EMTALA complaint? Don’t be caught off guard. KHREF will host an educational event, "EMTALA Update 2015: The Most Cited Deficiencies by CMS for Hospitals," on March 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn Northeast in Louisville.

View the brochure for details and registration information. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:34 AM
As health care experts, you are the best voices to educate decision-makers on the solutions available to improve Kentucky's poor health status.  Join KHA for a training that will delve into how health advocates raise the level of awareness on important issues such as smoke-free policies.

The free training will be held at KHA on Thursday, December 4 at 12:30 p.m. (ET). Then stay and learn the KHA Legislative Priorities for the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly.  The meeting will conclude with a press conference to communicate Kentucky hospitals' support for a statewide law to restrict indoor smoking in public places and work places like restaurants and bars.  

The training will explore the problem of smoking and secondhand smoke in Kentucky, as well as how a smoke-free law is part of the solution.  KHA supports a statewide smoke-free law...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 10:01 AM
The Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (KSHPRM) will meet next Thursday, November 13, in Lexington for their annual fall conference and Thoroughbred Awards Luncheon.  The agenda includes topics related to risk communication and working with the media on Ebola and other public health issues; top of mind branding: fundamentals of a winning brand strategy; and the new rules of brand engagement.  

Please encourage members of your hospital public relations, marketing and communications team to attend the fall educational offering and to be on hand when the Thoroughbred Award Entries are presented for achievements in hospital marketing and public relations campaigns.  

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Kirchem at KHA (502-426-6220 or 00-945-4542 or via pkirchem@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:08 AM


The Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ) is hosting an "Improving Patient Safety for Mom & Baby" conference on Tuesday, December 9 in Louisville at The Galt House.  

The conference is open to representatives from every Kentucky birthing hospital. KIPSQ encourages nurse leaders, quality directors, infection preventionists and other front line staff and directors involved in patient safety for moms and babies to attend.

Please see the agenda and the registration details outlined on the brochure

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at sperkins@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:11 PM
KHA/KHREF will offer two seminars on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation:

December 1-2 for CMS Conditions of Participation for Prospective Payment System (PPS) Hospitals December 2-3 for CMS Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

Each 1 1/2 day program will be lead by Sue Dill Calloway, MSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, CCMSCP, a nurse attorney and consultant who has conducted numerous seminars and webinars for KHA and other states.  

The program and registration details are provided in the the links above.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at cwalters@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, October 09, 2014 11:46 AM
To maximize your time in traveling to the KHA Health Care Leadership Conference on November 14 in Louisville, the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (KY ACHE) will be offering a three hour, face-to-face (formerly known as Category 1) educational program directly following the KHA Health Care Leadership Conference Luncheon.   

The KY ACHE educational program, "Improving the Patient Experience to Build Customer Loyalty," starts at 2:00 p.m. (ET) and adjourns at 5:00 p.m. (ET).   Jake Poore, president and chief executive officer of Integrated Loyalty Systems, will speak on the latest methods to positively impact patient outcomes from the executive level.  This seminar will teach attendees how to explore...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:15 AM
The KHA Health Care Leadership Conference will be held on Friday, November 14 at the Marriott Louisville East.  The Health Care Leadership Conference is a great way for hospital chief executive officers, board chairmen, trustees, other hospital administrators, government relations staff and medical staff members to stay informed of legislation that may affect their facilities.   The conference will present the latest in state and federal legislative issues and regulatory concerns from the Kentucky General Assembly.  Additionally, State Auditor Adam Edelen will give a preliminary report on the stability of rural hospitals from the 14 public hearings that were held around the state.  

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Haynes will discuss Medicaid managed care, Medicaid expansion, kynect, Certificate of Need and the 2015 health care priorities of the Administration.  

Register now for the conference and luncheon, featuring David Frum, political speech writer, author,...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, September 29, 2014 9:58 AM
The stakes are increasing for hospitals under the growing Medicare quality reporting and incentive programs. Hospitals that only felt a “pinch” in payment cuts may now feel a true “bite.” This webinar series will take hospital leaders through the “nuts and bolts” of the federal incentive programs and provide guidance on understanding impact modeling reports distributed by KHA on each of the programs.

Information will also be provided on how to use performance knowledge and hospital resources to improve results in the CMS incentive programs. During the webinar, you will hear case studies from hospitals on initiatives and activities used to reverse poor performance trends.

Webinar 1: Value Based Purchasing: Understanding Your Performance and How the Program is Evolving - October 8 at 11:00 a.m. (ET)/10:00 (CT) Webinar 2: Hospital Readmission Penalty Program: Impact to Your Hospital and Avoiding Common Mistakes in Achieving Improvement - October 15 at 11:30 a.m. (ET)/10:30 (CT) Webinar...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:36 AM
KHA is hosting its Fall Series of Congressional meetings to provide members the opportunity to stay in contact with the Kentucky Congressional Delegation and discuss important legislative and regulatory issues currently before the U.S. Congress that are critical to Kentucky’s hospitals.  

The nation’s health care system in the midst of change with the Accountable Care Act (ACA).  Hospitals are working tirelessly to deliver quality care as they work to improve community health, patient quality and satisfaction, all while reducing costs. This meeting will provide members the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns with Congressman Ed Whitfield.

A meeting with First District Congressman Ed Whitfield is scheduled as follows: DATE: Wednesday, October 22

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CT) (Lunch will be provided)

PLACE: Loman Trover Conference Room, 8th Floor Baptist Health Medical Associates Building 200 Clinic Drive Madisonville

For your...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:45 AM
Please share with your hospital public relations and marketing professionals that their allied society, the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (KSHPRM), will meet on Thursday, November 13 from 9:00 a.m. (ET) to 3:00 p.m. (ET) in the Kentucky Room of the Keeneland Race Track in Lexington.

Presenters include Springboard Brand & Creative Strategy, Shotgun Concepts and many more.  Plus, there will be the the Thoroughbred Award Presentation during lunch.  The cost to attend is $65 for KSHPRM members and $85 for non-members (includes membership fee).

Click here for a copy of the KSHPRM Fall Conference save-the-date post card.  To register, please complete the attached registration form...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:25 PM
The Kentucky Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (KY HFMA) is committed to providing timely, high quality education to the providers serving their region.  They are excited to tell you about one of their upcoming education events occurring at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus on Friday, September 26.  Dr. Michael Nowicki is returning to present two four-hour sessions, titled “ACA – is it working?” and “Reimbursement in Today’s Environment.”  Dr. Nowicki has presented to KY HFMA several times in recent years and is one of their highest rated speakers.  

Limited seating is available.  Please contact Don Frank via e-mail at dfrank@onlinebls.com or at 859-578-6858 with any questions and to register.

Click here for a copy of the program.



...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, September 09, 2014 2:37 PM
The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are now focusing on some specific standards that continue to be problematic. These standards make it necessary and timely to present a program on the essentials of Joint Commission readiness. This two-day program, offered by the Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation (KHREF) on November 13-14, will provide a comprehensive review of the accreditation manual for hospitals focusing on such specific problematic topics as National Patient Safety Goals, infection control and leadership/human resources. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how The Joint Commission and CMS are interrelated; where the problematic areas are; and how to have a flawless survey through proper front-end preparation.

For a complete overview of the conference, and to learn how to register, please see the brochure.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, September 05, 2014 9:48 AM

The Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation (KHREF) is hosting a workshop on October 21 to focus on the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) two-midnight rule. While full implementation of this new rule has been delayed by Congress, some form of this rule will be implemented. The main objective of this new rule is to address the challenge of proper inpatient admissions versus placing the patient into outpatient observation.

The target audience for the webinar includes chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief operating officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, Chargemaster coordinators, coding staff, billing and claims personnel.

For a complete overview of the workshop and a registration form, please view the brochure.

  

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, September 05, 2014 8:41 AM
The KHA Legislative Committee met on September 4 at KHA Headquarters in Louisville. The Committee is chaired by Joe Koch, chief executive officer of Bourbon Community Hospital, and assists in developing state and federal legislative priorities. The Committee then recommends those positions to the membership and the KHA Board of Trustees.

The KHA membership will be asked to approve the 2015 Legislative Priorities at the KHA Health Care Leadership Conference on Friday, November 14 at the Louisville Marriott East.  The Platform will then be presented to the KHA Board of Trustees for approval.

The 2015 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly will convene on January 6.  The Session, which will last 30 legislative days, is scheduled to end March 24.

The KHA Legislative Committee will host the Hospital Day at the Legislature in Frankfort on February 26.

For more information, contact Sarah Nicholson at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at snicholson@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:58 AM
On September 17, KHA is kicking off a collaborative improvement project focusing on improving care and outcomes (including reducing readmissions) for pneumonia patients. This is a particularly tough challenge for small and rural hospitals as pneumonia patients often have comorbidities and other barriers to follow up care. The September 17 conference will be presented by Mary Guyot with Stroudwater Associates. Guyot is a long-time faculty for KHA Swing Bed programs and other quality education. She has 40 years of experience in nursing care and hospital leadership.The brochure, available at http://www.kyha.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/PneumoniaCollaborative.pdf, includes program details and registration information. The conference is open to all small and rural hospitals.

On September 18, KHA will host a conference for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). The program will assist...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:30 AM
Congressman John Yarmuth at KHA Summer Series MeetingKHA's Summer Series of Congressional meetings in the congressmen’s districts kicked off Tuesday morning, August 26 in Louisville with Third District Congressman John Yarmuth.

The Series provides members the opportunity to stay in contact locally with the Kentucky congressional delegation and discuss important legislative and regulatory issues currently before the U.S. Congress that are critical to Kentucky’s hospitals. With the nation’s health care system in the midst of change with the Accountable Care Act (ACA), hospitals still need help to continue to deliver quality care as they work to improve community health, patient quality and satisfaction, all while reducing costs. This meeting will provide you the opportunity to discuss your issues and concerns with your Congressman.

The next...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:53 AM

The 2014 Healthcare Coalition Conference will be held September 30-October 1 at the Owensboro Convention Center. The conference brochure (available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/EventBrochures/2014HCCAttendeeBrochure.pdf) details the event with information about the national and regional presenters and vendors who will represent the health care fields of engineering/facilities, security/safety and materials management.

For more information about the Healthcare Coalition Conference or to register, visit www.KSHE.org/conference or call (888) 886-9364.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:14 AM

The Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) will host an educational event on September 11 at the Newport Aquarium. The program, "Possibilities, Probabilities and Creative Solutions" will be presented by Kevin O'Conner and will include breakout discussions with ACHE sponsors from Ohio and Kentucky on hot topics in health care. Attendance will earn 3 hours of face-to-face continuing education credits for ACHE members who participate.

Registration is available at  http://bit.ly/1kB9BL7.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, August 07, 2014 9:26 AM
KHA will host two Swing Bed Seminars for Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) at the Hilton Garden Inn Northeast in Louisville as follows:

PPS Hospitals - October 7-8

CAHs - October 9-10

Follow the corresponding links above for program details and registration information.

Mary Guyot with Stroudwater Associates will instruct both courses. The seminar is supported by the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program in an effort to keep costs as low as possible for rural hospitals.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at ecobb@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, August 04, 2014 8:42 AM

KHA is hosting its Summer Series of Congressional meetings in the congressmen’s districts to provide members the opportunity to stay in contact locally with the Kentucky congressional delegation and discuss important legislative and regulatory issues currently before the U.S. Congress that are critical to Kentucky’s hospitals. With the nation’s health care system in the midst of change with the Accountable Care Act (ACA), hospitals still need help to continue to deliver quality care as they work to improve community health, patient quality and satisfaction, all while reducing costs. This meeting will provide you the opportunity to discuss your issues and concerns with your Congressman.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, July 31, 2014 3:18 PM

The program and registration information for the KHA District Meetings in October are available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/EventBrochures/DistrictMeetingsOctober2014.pdf.

KHA members should mark their calendars and plan to attend. All meetings will begin at 9:45 a.m. local time and conclude following lunch at 12:30 p.m.

October 1
9:45 a.m. (CT)
Twin Lakes District
Baptist Health Madisonville
Loman Trover Conference Center – 8th Floor
200 Clinic Drive
Madisonville
  October 7
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Bluegrass District
Baptist Health Lexington
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington
October 17
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Cumberland District
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
McDowell Room
217 South Third Street
Danville
  October 30
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Ohio Valley District
KHA Headquarters
2501 Nelson Miller Parkway
Louisville
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, July 28, 2014 8:31 AM

The Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders’ Forum (GOHLF) Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) will host an educational session on Tuesday, August 26. The program, "Successfully Leading Competition and Strategy Change in Healthcare Organization" has been approved for 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits. The program will include a panel discussion with Q&A.

The event will be held at Seasons 52, 3819 Edwards Road, in Cincinnati from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (ET). A cocktail hour with ample opportunity for networking will follow from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost per person is $35.00.

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/successfully-leading-competition-and-strategy-change-in-healthcare-organization-tickets-12206557141.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, July 28, 2014 8:05 AM
Smoke-Free Kentucky is going on a road trip and will be making stops across the state on its way to the annual Fancy Farm Picnic. A special Smoke-Free Kentucky van will be crossing the commonwealth starting Monday, July 28 and running through Saturday, August 2.

Kentuckians are encouraged to visit the van to tell personal stories about why Kentucky should be smoke-free. The organization is inviting legislators, the public and the media to visit and learn more about the Smoke-Free Kentucky campaign.

The van will be making stops at the following locations:

Monday, July 28 Kings Daughters Medical Center 2201 Lexington Avenue Ashland 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Tuesday, July 29 Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center 110 Medical Center Drive Hazard 11:00 a.m. (ET)

City Hall 123 Town Square Manchester 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Wednesday, July 30 Markey Cancer Center 800 Rose Street Lexington 11:00 a.m. EST

Norton Cancer Institute 676 South Floyd Street Louisville 3:00...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00 AM
There are several events scheduled to assist small and rural hospitals in the coming months.

On August 19, a kickoff meeting will be held for a new collaborative. KHA and the American Heart Association (AHA) have partnered to create a rural hospital-focused collaborative improvement project with the goal to improve heart failure care delivery and outcomes for rural Kentuckians. KHA and AHA recognize that rural hospitals care for populations with unique challenges related to overall health status, health care access, poverty and transportation. National data indicates that heart failure outcomes for rural hospitals lag behind outcomes when compared to those in urban areas. This collaborative improvement project will tailor resources to meet the unique challenges rural providers face and work to ensure rual Kentuckians receive evidence-based health care. The event will be held at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg. Details and information are available at http://www.kyha.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HeartFailureCollaborative.pdf.

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, June 05, 2014 7:46 AM

Hospital-owned Durable Medical Equipment (DME) service line operators will meet in August at KHA Headquarters in Louisville for the purpose of networking and sharing information.

If you are a hospital DME service line professional, please contact Pam Mullaney at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at pmullaney@kyha.com) for more details.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:28 AM
KHA will host its Grant Writing 101 Workshop on July 22 at the UK Center for Rural Health in Hazard.

There are many opportunities to tap grant funding to help support or fund projects in hospitals. Grant applications can be extremely competitive and there is certainly an art to writing successful grants. The Kentucky Grant Writing 101 Workshop will help novices research, plan and write successful grants.

KHA is partnering with the Kentucky Office of Rural Health and Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) to provide the right grant training for your needs.

The flier, available at http://www.kyha.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/KHAGrantWriting101Workshop0714.pdf, provides an agenda, details and registration information.

For further information, contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 02, 2014 10:01 AM
KHA will host its annual Small Rural and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conference June 5-6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Louisville. The conference is designed to help small, rural hospital leaders understand changes to the health care delivery system and think strategically about how to best position your hospital for top performance. Small, rural and CAH hospital chief executive officers, chief nursing officers, chief financial officers, other senior leaders and trustees are encouraged to attend.

A flier with details, an agenda and registration information is available at http://www.kyha.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/StrengtheningKentuckyRuralHospitalPerformance.pdf.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Cobb at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via email at ecobb@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, June 02, 2014 9:55 AM

The Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (KIPSQ), KHA's patient safety organization (PSO), will host its Annual Membership Meeting on June 25. This meeting is open only to members of KIPSQ.

To register or for more information, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at sperkins@kyha.com). 

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:27 PM
KHA will host a live careLearning User Group meeting on Thursday, June 5, at KHA Headquarters in Louisville. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. (ET) and the meeting will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

This meeting is designed for Kentucky health care organizations who are using careLearning in their facilities, or who would like more information about the program. The objective of the meeting is to provide a forum for local users to exchange information about careLearning and share experiences. In addition to sharing resources among health care organizations, careLearning developers will be on site to provide information and gain user feedback.

There is no registration fee for attending this meeting, but if you plan to attend, please contact Peggy Engelkemier at careLearning (304-353-9711 or 866-617-3904 or via email at peggyeng@carelearning.com).

Attendees will receive printed materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. View the...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 16, 2014 7:44 AM
Come and enjoy a fun night out at the Cincinnati Reds baseball game. The Kentucky and GOHLF Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) will host an eventing at the Riverboat Deck in the Great American Ballpark as the Cincinnati Reds take on The San Francisco Giants on Tuesday June 3. Festivities will begin at 5:40 p.m. (ET) and the game starts at 7:10 p.m.

The private area offers a great view of the Ohio River and the field. This area is a perfect place for eating and socializing before and during the game. Your ticket includes dinner, which will be served at 6:15 p.m.

The cost is $30.00 per person, and members may bring one guest.

Note about tickets: Tickets will be sent via mail or will be held at will call at the Great American Ballpark. Please contact Taylor McHale (via email at tay312lor@yahoo.com) with your preferred method. Use "Reds Tickets" in the subject, and in the body...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, May 12, 2014 12:04 PM

Dennis Johnson Sworn in as KHA Board ChairThe highlight of KHA's 85th Annual Convention was the swearing in of Dennis Johnson, president of Hardin Memorial Health in Elizabethtown, as the 2014-2015 KHA Board Chair during the annual Awards Luncheon (see related article).

He was sworn in by current KHA Board Chair Charles Lovell, chief executive officer of Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton.

Johnson's term will begin July 1.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:24 AM

The KHA 85th Annual Convention begins tomorrow, May 8, in Lexington. Onsite registration will be available on both Thursday and Friday, so even if you have not already per-registered, it's not too late to attend.

Visit http://convention.kyha.com to see the great speakers and programs available. Thanks to all the sponsors who are making this another great event for KHA members.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:10 AM
All American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members are invited to the Annual Kentucky ACHE Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, in conjunction with the KHA 85th Annual Convention. A separate registration fee is required for this special event, so be sure to mark your desire to attend when registering for Convention.

Following the luncheon, there will be an ACHE educational session,  which is approved for 3 hours of ACHE Qualified Face-to-Face Education Credit. This session is included in the General Registration Fee for Convention attendees (open to employees of Kentucky hospitals or KHA sponsors). However, if you are attending this session only and not the rest of the convention, the fee is $100.

The program, “Journey to Excellence: How High-Performing Health Care Leaders Achieve Organizational Success,” will address how to anticipate and respond to today’s changing environment with agility, innovation and results.

Rapid and dramatic changes in health care — growing payor and consumer...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:51 AM

The cutoff date for the Convention rate on hotel rooms for KHA's 85th Annual Convention, May 8-9, has been extended until Friday, April 25. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Reservations requests after the cutoff date will be confirmed on an availability basis. Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations.

When making your reservations, remember to mention the Kentucky Hospital Association Convention using the KHA Group Code, G-KHOS. The Convention rate is $149.

You may make reservations online at http://lexington.hyatt.com/content/propertywebsites/hotels/regency/lexrl/en/group-booking/lexrlkhos2014.html or call the hotel's reservation line at (800) 233-1234.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:07 AM

Scott Burton, an award-winning comic and world champion juggler, will present “Being Afraid of Life Is the Real Disease…and that One Is Curable” at the Annual KHA Awards Luncheon on May 9. Burton was diagnosed with a high-grade osteo sarcoma in 1992 and has blended his worlds of comedy, juggling and an uplifting cancer story to provide a potent message combined with nationally recognized entertainment.

The Awards Luncheon will be held during the KHA 85th Annual Convention, May 8-9 in Lexington. More information on the event and registration details are available at http://convention.kyha.com.

Register today at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp — early bird registration rates are in effect until April 25.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:35 AM
KHA Solutions Group, the Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access (SNHPA) and the Kentucky Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) invite you to a complimentary forum covering critical issues relating to the federal 340B drug discount program. The program will be held on Friday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (ET) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

This event, which is exclusively for Kentucky 340B hospitals and health systems, will provide a closer look at the ongoing debate in Congress about hospitals’ use of the 340B program. As you know, the program faces growing criticism from powerful interest groups and influential lawmakers.

The forum will address these issues as well as cover operational and compliance aspects of 340B. In addition to an in-depth 340B briefing, attendees will hear about the latest developments in Washington that affect the Kentucky hospital community.

SPECIAL GUEST: Kentucky's Sixth District...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 7:45 AM
This year, KHA is excited to announce a Physician Track at the 85th Annual Convention, May 8-9 in Lexington. As more and more physicians practices integrate with hospitals across the state and processes related to quality, safety and patient-centered care move to the forefront, the KHA Board of Trustees recognized the need to provide topics of interest to physician partners.

This year’s new Physician track will cover Crisis Standards of Care: What Happens When Disaster Strikes, an offering inspired by Katrina health care tragedies and their analysis. It also will offer a session on Managing Risk through Collaboration: The Value of Integrating Service Lines discussing Emergency Physician and Anesthesia shared processes. Ron Teague will lead a presentation on Building the Integrated Delivery Platform: Hospitals and Physicians Working Together for Community Health. In addition, the educational activity is designated for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

More information on the event...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:01 AM

The Kentucky Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (KSHPRM) will hold its Spring Conference on April 30 at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown.

The agenda includes sessions on marketing research, improving physician/marketing relationships, social media and employee communications.

To register, submit the registration form, or register online at http://www.kyha.com/kentucky-society-for-healthcare-public-relations-and-marketing/.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, April 03, 2014 7:49 AM
Ron Galloway, a highly regarded speaker nationally, will open the KHA 85th Annual Convention on May 9.  In his presentation, “Ambient Intelligence:  What Is It and How Will It Change Hospitals?”, Galloway will discuss trends in data technology specific to hospitals and how they will integrate and ultimately enhance each other to the benefit of the patient.  Technology advancements are already making it possible to monitor patients remotely and, together with information from the patient’s electronic medical record, it will be possible to determine protocols to be followed when data indicates a change in the patient’s condition. 

Register NOW for KHA’s 85th Annual Convention, May 8-9 in Lexington.  Online registration is available at https://secure.kyha.com/imispublic/. Additional information is available at http://convention.kyha.com.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:18 AM

Programs for KHA's 85th Annual Convention, May 8-9 in Lexington, were mailed to members this week. The convention website, http://convention.kyha.com, provides online registration, program details, a hotel reservation link,  a personalized scheduler and a link to the printable program.

Online registration is also available directly at https://secure.kyha.com/meetingregistration.asp.

For further information, contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at cwalters@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:42 PM

The 85th Annual KHA Convention will be held May 8-9 in Lexington. Program brochures will be mailed to members next week. Save the date!

By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:29 PM

The University of Kentucky College of Public Health will host a reception for Master of Health Administration (MHA) Alumni and Friends in conjunction with the ACHE Congress on March 25 in Chicago, Illinois.

Please see the flier for more details on the reception.

The 2014 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership will be held March 24-27: https://www.ache.org/congress/.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:50 AM
It's not too late to register for the AHA Annual Meeting, May 4-7 in Washington, DC. Registration is available at www.aha.org.

Representatives Kevin Brady (R-Texas), John Lewis (D-Georgia) and Greg Walden (R-Oregon) have joined the AHA Annual Meeting speaker lineup for Tuesday, May 6.

Representative Brady is chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, while Representative Lewis is senior chief deputy whip for the Democrats and a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee. Lewis is also the primary sponsor of the AHA-supported Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Reduction Relief Act (H.R. 1920), a key piece of the AHA’s advocacy agenda. Representative Walden is chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

For further information about attending the meeting with other KHA members, contact Sarah S. Nicholson at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at snicholson@kyha.com).
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, February 28, 2014 1:47 PM
Legislative Luncheon Photo - Bud Warman, Representative Stumbo and Milton BrooksKHA hosted its annual Hospital Day at the Legislature on Thursday, February 27 in Frankfort. The event provided members an opportunity to hear from legislators and Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) leaders on issues affecting Kentucky hospitals.
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:04 AM
The annual KHA Quality Conference and K-HEN Showcase will be held March 18-19 at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville.

Day one will be the Quality Conference and will feature husband and wife patient advocate team from the Chicago area, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Malizzo, who lost their adult daughter to a medical error and now serve on that hospital's quality review committee.  In addition there will be presentations on High Reliability, Value-Based Purchasing, Analyzing your Data, Reporting Quality to your Board, IP Basics, Improving HCAHPS scores, Root Cause Analysis and more.

Day two will be a K-HEN Showcase, which will include presentations by the K-HEN Seed Grant Awardees and hospitals involved in the Lean and Readmissions Discharge Phone Call projects;  Reporting Harm Across the Board; presentations from K-HEN hospitals on Patient and Family Engagement and more.

View...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:51 AM
Join your colleagues for the 2014 AHA Annual Membership Meeting May 4-7 in Washington, D.C!

Online registration is now open at the early bird rate of $725 for the regular meeting package or $875 including the American College of Healthcare Executives educational session.

Visit www.aha.org to view the full schedule of events and rates. While you’re there, register yourself – or your whole team – in just a few simple steps. Early bird rates expire March 21, so register today to take advantage.

KHA members will take this opportunity to meet with the Kentucky congressional delegation on May 6-7, and the KHA Legislative Committee will meet in Washington on May 6.

If you plan to attend and would like to stay at the Hotel Palomar with other KHA members, please contact Carol Walters at KHA (502-426-6220 or 800-945-4542 or via e-mail at cwalters@kyha.com).

...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:59 AM
National notifications regarding breaches in HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) seem to be occurring at an alarming rate despite the revamped federal HIPAA Omnibus Rule that holds covered entities and business associates more accountable for protecting patient data.

On January 30,  Health Enterprises Network will host a panel of experts who will discuss the impact of the regulatory changes that began in September 2013, what to expect from an audit, how to improve privacy and security at your organization, privacy and security issues related to mobile medical technologies and other real life risks that many organizations are struggling to address.

Date and Time Thursday, January 30 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. (ET) — Registration, Networking & Light Breakfast 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. — Program

Location The Nucleus, part of the Nucleus Innovation Park First Floor Conference Room 300 East Market Street Louisville

Registration $50

$10 for full-time students...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, January 20, 2014 10:09 AM

KHA Members Only Event

The KHA Hospital Day at the Legislature will be held on Thursday, February 27 at the Frankfort Country Club:  

7:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Meeting
10:15 a.m. Meet with Legislators at Capitol (make your appointments with your legislators now)
12:00 p.m. Luncheon with Legislators
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 17, 2014 10:22 AM
2014 Brain Injury Summit Logo

The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK) will host the 25th Annual Brain Injury Summit on Friday, March 7 at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington.

The Summit is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of the interdisciplinary advancements and strategies in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury from the initial response, transportation to the trauma center, acute hospitalization, rehabilitation and return to the community. A well-qualified faculty of specialists will address ways the research evidence is integrated with their expertise and its practical value in clinical decision making.

For details and to register, view BIAK's brochure.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, January 13, 2014 10:40 AM
KHA MEMBERS ONLY EVENT!

KHA will host District Meetings in February and March as listed below. An agenda and registration form are available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/NewsDocs/DistrictMeetingsFebruary2014.pdf. Make your plans to attend and register today.

February 19 9:45 a.m. (CT) Twin Lakes District Baptist Health Madisonville Lowman Trover Conference Center – 8th Floor 200 Clinic Drive Madisonville    February 21 9:45 a.m. (ET) Cumberland District Baptist Health Corbin One Trillium Way Corbin March 4 9:45 AM (ET)...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 03, 2014 5:01 PM
If a federally declared disaster occurs in Kentucky, non-profit and government health care facilities may be eligible for some reimbursement from FEMA via the Kentucky Emergency Management Recovery Branch (KyEM). To prepare for such events, it is important for your facility to have a financial or emergency preparedness staff member trained in advance in order to understand the process and be ready to act.

Note that for-profit facilities may be able to receive reimbursement for some expenditures if they work with their local government.

Jessica Mitchell, recovery branch manager of the The Kentucky Emergency Management Recovery Branch, will teach an Applicant Agent Certification Program on January 31 in Louisville. This certification will enable designated Applicant Agents to maximize federal disaster-related funding associated with the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Certification will be awarded to those who successfully complete the Applicant Agent training. Certified Applicant Agents will be...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 03, 2014 3:35 PM
With the Kentucky General Assembly quickly approaching, please take note of the following information about the upcoming session and KHA activities.

The Kentucky General Assembly convenes for a sixty-day session on Tuesday, January 7, and will meet until adjournment on April 15. A copy of the 2014 Legislative Calendar is available at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/sch_vist/14RS_calendar.pdf

The KHA Hospital Day at the Legislature will be held on Thursday, February 27 at the Frankfort Country Club:  

7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Registration and Breakfast Meeting Meet with Legislators at Capitol (make your appointments with your legislators now) Luncheon with Legislators If you need overnight hotel accommodations, please call one...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 03, 2014 1:46 PM
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Kentucky Chapter Winter Education Institute will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville on January 23-24. Attendees can earn 12.6 CPE credits and will learn from a panel of six Kentucky hospital chief executive officers about Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) and how utilizing the LTACH level of care can improve patient outcomes and a community hospital’s bottom line. Attendees will learn how LTACHs are quality, cost-effective alternatives to long stays in a community hospital ICU, and the importance of managing average length of stay (ALOS) for patients who will move to post-acute care (PAC) providers. 

There are eight LTACHs in Kentucky. They are acute care hospitals, treating critically ill patients who are stable, but still very sick with complex medical conditions. LTACHs offer slower and more supervised care for the sickest of patients; about 2 percent of all Medicare patients are discharged to an LTACH where a team of doctors and nurses can continue to take care of the patient's complex needs. LTACHs are not nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). 

...
Recent Comments
There are no recent comments on this blog.
Contact Us

Post Office Box 436629
Louisville, Kentucky 40253-6629
Phone: 502-426-6220
Fax: 502-426-6226

KHA Staff
E-mail Us

Connect
Copyright 2014 by KHA   |  Privacy Statement