Ninth Annual Summit on Quality

2017 Summit on Quality

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Hyatt Regency, Wichita, Kansas
KHC and the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. will jointly host the Ninth Annual Summit on Quality. The program is designed specifically to educate Kansas physicians and health care professionals.
Online registration is available.
Keynote presentations and speakers have been announced.  See the Summit Program here.
2017 Summit on Quality keynote presentations and speakers include:
Responding to Patients after Adverse Events: Update on Recent Developments and Future Directions - Thomas H. Gallagher, MD, professor and associate chair, Department of Medicine, professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington
Health care professionals can face several challenges in the aftermath of adverse events. New tools and techniques, in the form of communication and resolution programs (CRP), are available to help health care professionals respond to adverse events. Thomas Gallagher provides a general overview of CRPs and how they benefit the public, health care providers and institutions. In addition, he will explore innovations and future directions for responding to adverse events.
Connecting the Dots: Collaboration as a Survival Strategy for You AND Your Patients - Laura Adams, Rhode Island Quality Institute
As new payment models begin to reward healthy populations, there is a dawning realization that “come and get it care” is a thing of the past. Adams will address what is needed to create a health care system worthy of the patient and family’s trust — a new definition of health; new ways to tell the truth about our performance; and a recognition that the patient/family are already in control of their health. When these principles guide as design, we can create a health care system worthy of the trust of those who depend on it literally for their lives.
In addition to outstanding keynote presentations, the Summit includes morning and afternoon breakout sessions presented by physicians, nurses, and quality and patient safety professionals to share their experiences, best practices and innovative health care delivery in Kansas facilities.
Registration cost is $125 per attendee.  Click here for online registration.   
The Summit on Quality will be held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. Make your hotel reservation by calling (316) 293-1234. Ask for the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHA) discount for rooms reserved for Tuesday, May 9 at the rate of $122 plus tax. The hotel cutoff date is April 18, 2017.
UHCLogo Color Special thanks to Gold sponsor, United Healthcare, and Silver sponsors, Sunflower Healthcare Collaborative and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, for helping underwrite this program. 
The brochure with more information is available on our KHC website. In addition, online registration is available. Please direct questions to Chrisy Madden at the Kansas Hospital Association, or (785) 233-7436.
Leadership in Quality Award presentation 
The 2017 Leadership In Quality Award will be presented by the KHC at the Summit on Quality, May 10. This award is sponsored by KaMMCO Foundation. 

KaMMCO Foundation logo

2016 Leadership in Quality Award

  • Labette Health, Parsons                               
  • The 2016 Leadership In Quality Award was presented to Labette Health, Parsons. Read the news release here.

2016 Award of Merit

  • Holton Community Hospital, Holton
  • Newton Medical Center, Newton
  • Phillips County Health System, Phillipsburg


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