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By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, April 28, 2017 8:24 AM

Sherri Craig, vice president of advocacy and public policy for KentuckyOne Health and Dennis Johnson, president of Hardin Memorial Health were honored today with AHAPAC Most Valuable PAC Player awards during the KHA Board of Trustees meeting.

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 Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:20 AM
Providers who have not demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a prior year and are seeking to demonstrate meaningful use for the first time in 2017 to avoid the 2018 payment adjustment must attest to Modified Stage 2 objectives and measures. Providers who have demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a previous year may attest to Stage 3 objectives and measures starting in 2017.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages eligible hospitals, ciritcal access hospitals (CAHs) and dual-eligible hospitals to visit the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs website for...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:58 AM
On May 31, KHA will host a webinar on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Improvement Act Proposed Changes presented by Sue Dill Calloway.

CMS has proposed some significant changes to the hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) that every hospital should know including critical access hospitals. This includes changes to nursing, medical records, infection control, QAPI, patient rights and restraint and seclusion. It will also require all hospitals to have an antibiotic stewardship program and what the program should include. It will include a prohibition on discrimination which must be given to patients in writing.

View the flyer for details and register online...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:15 AM

Quorum Health Resources is hosting a Bootcamp for Quality Directors (and others who may need an update) in May in Brentwood, Tennessee.  With the hospital’s financial performance and viability increasingly tied to quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction, the role of the Quality Director has become critical to the hospital’s success.

This hands-on basic training session focuses on teaching the core skills that every Quality Director must have to be successful in today’s turbulent health care times. 

For details and registration information, visit https://quorum.eventsmart.com/.

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 Friday, April 21, 2017 8:35 AM

A few months ago, KHA Diamond Sponsor Hospice of the Bluegrass announced they would change their name to reflect a broader scope of services. They found that the hospice-anchored name is often perceived as a barrier to referring to their care and services beyond hospice.

In fact, many health care partners and the community at large are surprised to learn that in addition to hospice care, they provide private pay medical and non-medical home care, transitional care, palliative care and community grief services.

The company's new name is Bluegrass Care Navigators. It reflects their expanding scope of services as well as expertise in guiding or providing the right care at the right time in the right setting. Think of them as a continuum of care for the seriously ill and connect with them to begin assistance to your patients and their families. They are available 24/7, 365 days a year, for your referral call, at 855-492-0812.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:33 AM
AHA is asking hospitals, local and state auxiliary organizations, state DVS groups and volunteer departments to support the American Hospital Association on June 9 for #HAVhope Friday: A National Day of Awareness.

The AHA Board of Trustees launched an association-wide initiative “Hospitals Against Violence” to focus on addressing violence within the hospital walls and in their communities. To that end, June 9 is designated as #HAVhope Friday : A National Day of Awareness to unite hospitals, health systems, volunteers, nurses, doctors and other professionals from across the country, as well the local andstate organizations they work with, to focus national attention on ending violence through a digital media campaign.

Visit www.aha.org/preventviolence for...
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 Monday, April 17, 2017 7:47 AM

Thanks to those chief executive officers who have submitted contact information for the staff that will be responsible for completing this year’s survey. If you have not sent your contact information, please do so before the end of this week. Notices to contact staff will be sent next week and the survey will be opened for completion. 

Send your contact information or questions to Chuck Warnick at KHA (cwarnick@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).

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