Summit on Quality

Tenth Annual Summit on Quality

May 4, 2018
Hyatt Regency
Wichita Wichita, Kansas

The 10th Annual Summit on Quality is presented by Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and Kansas Foundation for Medical Care.

Program Brochure

Registration Link


Join us and your colleagues for our one-day health care quality educational summit in Wichita on Friday, May 4.  Two national keynote presenters, four breakout sessions and numerous poster presentations will be available.  In addition, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative will present its 2018 Leadership in Quality Award, sponsored by the KaMMCO Foundation, during the luncheon.

Keynote Presentations


Toward a More "Human Stewardship:
The Sociology of Antimicrobial Prescribing

Julia Szymczak, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Pathways to Population and Community Health

Somova Stout, MD, MS, vice president, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; executive lead, 100 Million Healthier Lives

Hotel Accommodations

The Summit on Quality will be held this year at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.  There is a special block of rooms reserved for the evening of Thursday, May 3, at the rate of $125 plus tax.  Make your reservation by calling (316) 293-1234 and asking for the KHC room block for the Summit on Quality. The hotel cutoff date is April 11, 2018.

KHC Leadership in Quality Award

2018 KHC Leadership in Quality Award - Nominations Are Now Closed

The nomination deadline was Friday, January 19, 2018.

The 2018 KHC Leadership in Quality Award will be presented at the 2018 Summit on Quality, May 4 in Wichita.

This award is presented annually to recognize leadership and innovation in quality improvement and patient safety. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of KaMMCO (Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company) Foundation, $5,000 will be presented to the grand prize winner. Award of Merit winners will be recognized.

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2017 KHC Leadership in Quality 

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The 2017 Leadership In Quality Award was presented to Salina Regional Health Center at the Ninth Annual Summit on Quality, May 10, 2017. This award is sponsored by KaMMCO Foundation and includes a $5,000 cash prize.  

Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS
(pictured above - Front Row, left to right:  Melinda Schmidt, MBA, BSN, RN, Risk Management Director and Women & Children’s Services Director; Pamela Anderson, MSN, RN, Risk Management Coordinator; Debbie Bruns, BSN, RN, CNN, 4 Medical Clinical Coordinator; Serenity Johnson, MBA, BME, Quality Improvement Coordinator-Hospital; Jonnie Berneking, RN, Quality Improvement Coordinator- Clinics. Back row (l-r): Kendra Tinsley, KHC executive director; Daniel Suiter, MD, KaMMCO Foundation board chair.)

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center            Rooks County Health Center

 2017 Awards of Merit

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, Coffeyville, KS (pictured on the left - Front Row, left to right: Representing Coffeyville Regional Medical Center: Jennifer DeRosa, Sarah Vaughan, Pilar Davis, Sarah Hoy, Mark Woodring, Abby Lickteig)

Rooks County Health Center, Plainville, KS (pictured on the right - Front Row:  Pam Harmon, RN, CNO; Avery St. Peter, RN, CD Doula, IBCLC Lactation Consultant; Nancy Sterling, RN, OB Nurse Manager; Michele Hinger, RN, Nurse Manager; and Beth Oller, M.D.Second Row:  Frank Rajewski, Rooks County Health Center; CFO, Kendra Tinsley, KHC executive director; Daniel Suiter, MD, KaMMCO Foundation board chair; Lynn Fisher, M.D.; and Stephanie Bjornstad, RN, Quality Coordinator)

2016 Leadership in Quality Award

  • Labette Health, Parsons
  • Read the news release here.  

2016 Awards of Merit

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