Summit on Quality 2019

Summit on Quality 2019

Make plans to join KHC and KFMC as we celebrate the last 10 years of quality improvement success, and prepare for the next phase of health care transformation! There will be several breakout sessions and numerous poster presentations. In addition, the winner of 2019 Leadership in Quality Award, sponsored by the KAMMCO Foundation, will be announced during the luncheon. 

Important note: All rooms at the Hyatt are now booked. We have reserved small blocks for Summit attendees at two nearby hotels. Don't delay booking your room!

Fairfield Inn & Suites, 525 S. Main (0.3 miles from Hyatt) • (316) 201-1400
Hotel at WaterWalk, 711 S. Main (0.5 miles from Hyatt) • (316) 263-1061


The registration fee is $125 per attendee and includes beverages, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. You may register online using a credit card or register by mail with check. Last day to register is April 30.

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This event has been approved for 5 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education and also features a separate track tailored specifically for physicians. You may register online using a credit card or by mail with check. The registration fee is $125 per attendee and includes beverages, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.

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Summit on Quality 2019
May 10
Hyatt Regency
Wichita, Kansas

Jade Perdue150

Keynote: Jade Perdue

Jade Perdue is the Director of Division of Quality Improvement Innovation Models Testing for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ). Jade has spent the past 15 years serving as a catalyst for healthcare transformation in those areas with the most vulnerable populations, including work in the field of Organ Donation and Transplantation at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Jade then joined the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Program where she has led the CMS National Patient Safety Initiative, developed the QIO Learning & Action Network Model, and launched the Strategic Innovation Engine (SIE). Jade has received several honors for her results including three Health and Human Services awards for Distinguished Service. In 2014 she received the CMS, Administrators Achievement Award for the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, an initiative that produced 8% relative improvement across twelve long stay clinical quality indicators.

Most recently, Jade joined the CMS Division of Quality Improvement Innovations Model Testing as the Director which leads the Partnership for Patients, an initiative to reduce all cause harm in acute care hospitals nationally by 20%.


Bowen White, M.D.Keynote: Bowen White, M.D.

Bowen White, M.D., combines the talents and expertise of a physician, speaker, consultant, and author. He travels the world conducting seminars, consulting, and speaking to public and private organizations.

In 1983, Dr. White founded the Department of Preventive & Stress Medicine for Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri and the Department of Wellness and Health Promotion before leaving to pursue a private practice and a career as a consultant and speaker. Dr. White’s training programs, seminars, keynote speeches, management retreats, executive mentoring and spouse programs have had an immediate, practical application for such organizations as: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3M, AVEDA, Association of American Medical Colleges, Duke University Medical Center, Beth Israel Hospital, Mercury Marine, Inc., the Foreign Service Institute, Hallmark Cards, New York Life Insurance, Federal Reserve Bank, MFS, Ameriprise Financial, DuPont and the Georgetown University Law Faculty.

In addition to appearing on the front page of the Wall St. Journal and on national television programs such as CBS This Morning, Desmond Morris’ The Human Animal and the PBS series The Promise of Play, Dr. White is often interviewed by radio, newspaper and magazine journalists.

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The Summit on Quality is an educational event drawing health care leaders from across Kansas. It features national keynote presenters, breakout sessions with health care leaders from across our state, a diversity of poster presentations, opportunities to network, and the Leadership in Quality Award.

Summit programming is designed to engage and connect a wide range of health care professionals—including physicians, nurses, clinic managers, hospital CEOs and other senior management, quality improvement professionals, risk managers, infection preventionists, long-term care providers, and other interested health care professionals—practicing in both urban and rural settings throughout our state.

In its 11th year, the Summit is presented by the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, in partnership with our co-founders the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Hospital Association.

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