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By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:52 AM
KHA will host a 340B Compliance Workshop on June 21 in Louisville. The program offers 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face credits.

Safety net hospitals struggle to stretch scarce resources to provide crucial services to their pa tients. The 340B program is essential in ensuring that hospitals in Kentucky and nationwide are able to continue to provide pharmacy care to its most vulnerable patients.

The subject matter experts at this interactive workshop will present valuable insights on how safety net hospitals can effectively navigate the 340B program so they can improve patient outcomes and help low-income and rural patients access essential pharmacy services.

View the brochure for program details. Online registration...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:23 AM

The 2017 and 2018 KHA Patient Origin Reports are now available online in the Data Center section of the KHA website, www.kyha.com. Just click on the Utilization Data page of the Data Center to find them or visit www.kyha.com/online-patient-origin-report for a direct link.

To review the reports, you must obtain a special password from Chuck Warnick at KHA (cwarnick@kyha.com).

By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:06 AM

The CDC considers this the third wave of overdose deaths in the growing epidemic, characterized by a surge in synthetic opioid overdoses, following prescription opioid deaths (first wave) and heroin deaths (second wave). The death rate for synthetic opioids doubled to 6.2 per 100,000 people in 2016.

Because fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid, is increasingly mixed with other opioid and benzodiazepine pills, heroin and cocaine, the CDC suspects fentanyl is also contributing to rising death rates among those substances.

PoliticoPro DataPoint 

By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, May 21, 2018 9:13 AM
The CAH Swing Bed Management Training with Supplemental Review of the UMRHRC PI/QI Measures from the Pilot Project will be held June 6-7 at KHA Headquarters in Louisville.The program is intended to assist small rural CAH hospitals with training for their staff to improve the quality of their swing bed program.

It will optimize the patient outcome, increase utilization and revenue while preventing denials for their swing bed services. Given the longer training program, more time than in the past will be spent on discussing day-to-day operations.

For details, visit the event page. You can register online to secure your place in this training event.

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By Ginger - Site Admin on Monday, May 21, 2018 8:42 AM
Russell County Hospital, located in South Central Kentucky, in the beautiful Lake Cumberland area is in search of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The facility is looking for someone to provide the leadership, strategic guidance and management direction to all aspects of the hospital operations, while ensuring compliance with the hospital’s mission, vision, values, goals, strategic direction and applicable laws and regulations.

The CEO is accountable for safe and quality patient care, developing and managing a financially sound annual operation budget and long-term capital expenditure plan. He or she must maintain effective relationships with the Board of Directors, medical staff, patients, employees and the community.

Minimum Education:

Master’s Degree in a health care related field such as MHA/MBA preferred, or a BS/BA in a health care related with a business related masters, or the equivalent in education and experience. Minimum Experience...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:55 AM
The University of Kentucky School of Law will host the 2018 Kentucky Health Law Institute September 13 and 14 in Lexington.

Tentative Topics Include:

Lessons Learned From Leasing: A Blueprint for Aligning Physician Practices with Health Systems Anatomy of a False Claim- Version 2.0 30 Years in the Trenches: A False Claims Act Litigator's Unique Perspectives Executive Compensation in Healthcare: Tips and Traps Moral Dilemmas and Legal Ethics for the Healthcare Attorney A Rock and a Hard Place: Payer Reimbursement for ED Visits Kentucky's Independent Licensure Boards: Antitrust, KRS 13B and Due Process Pings that Go Bump in the Night: A Discussion of Health Care Cybersecurity Threats, Prevention Tips, and Mitigation Tactics Aligning Patient and Provider: Can Kentucky Be an Innovator in Liability Reform? Medicaid...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:53 AM
Jane Wheatley and Jerry PennerThe Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented several awards during the Association’s Awards Luncheon on May 11 at the 89th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.

The highlight of the luncheon was the installment of the 2018-2019 Chair of the KHA Board of Trustees Jane Wheatley, chief executive officer of Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. Wheatley will begin her tenure as Chair on July 1.

KHA’s Award of Excellence was presented to Sally Davenport, president and chief executive offer of Ephraim McDowell Health in Danville. This is a prestigious KHA award bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to health care in Kentucky.

Davenport has an extensive background in clinical nursing and served in nurse executive roles at Ephraim McDowell...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:29 AM

Don't forget, the KHA 89th Annual Convention starts tomorrow, May 10 and runs through Friday, May 11 at the Hyatt Regency and Lexington Convention Center. There will be no daily news email during Convention.

If you have not registered, on site registration is available with credit card payments. 

Remember to download the Kentucky Hospital Association app to your mobile device for schedules, maps and presentations. The presentations are also available for download on the Convention web page, https://www.kyha.com/kha-annual-convention.

By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, May 04, 2018 8:53 AM
KHA App ScreenshotKHA's mobile app is great resource for Convention and beyond! The app not only provides all the details, maps, schedules and presentations for Convention, but also includes information members can use year round!

The app includes:

Hospital Directory; KHA Staff Directory; Events Calendar; Advocacy Information; Sponsors; and More As The App Evolves. If you downloaded the Convention app last year, you can simply update the app on your mobile device. Sometimes after an app update, rebooting your device can be helpful.

App Store ScreenshotFor new app users, visit the App Store...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Thursday, May 03, 2018 9:05 AM


There is only one week left until KHA's 89th Annual Convention at the Lexington Convention Center. The event will include two days of educational programs and excellent opportunities to network with your colleagues from around the state.

KHA's Convention registration is available on KHA's brand new website, www.kyha.com. If you have not visited and set up your account, now is the perfect opportunity to do so. If you've registered on the old site in the past, you should already have an account in the new system. Your user name will be your email address, and you just need to reset your account with a new password.

View the Convention website or Convention program...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 8:54 AM
The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) invites your facility to take advantage of HospitalCareers.com, a statewide ​recruitment ​platform called .

This online resource ​offer​s​ a cost-effective recruitment solution to help combat workforce shortages, reduce third-party agencies, replace ineffective forms of advertising​ and provide a direct link to quality health care professionals. By utilizing HospitalCareers, ​hospitals can make the most of limited budgets while saving valuable time attracting candidates directly into their applicant tracking systems.

Benefits for Kentucky Hospitals: ​

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