Celebrating Success in Kansas Hospitals

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative is pleased to recognize Kansas hospitals that are 100 percent “fully engaged” in in the Kansas Hospital Engagement Network initiative. This refers to the hospitals’ submission of data in all applicable focus areas of the Kansas HEN.

Hospitals recognized in April for their accomplishments in the patient safety arena include: Ashland Health Center, Ashland; Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, Coffeyville; Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater; Grisell Memorial Hospital, Ransom; Herington Municipal Hospital, Herington; Hillsboro Community Hospital, Hillsboro; Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg; Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute; Ninnescah Valley Health Systems, Inc., Kingman; Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg; Satanta District Hospital, Satanta; and Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie.

Established in 2012, the Kansas HEN aims to reduce hospital-acquired conditions statewide by 40 percent, and hospital readmissions by 20 percent by the end of 2013. As a part of the American Hospital Association’s Hospital Research and Educational Trust HEN, Kansas has 92 hospitals participating in the initiative. Kansas is a part of the AHA/HRET HEN which is one of 26 HENs nationwide. Additional Kansas hospitals are participants in other HENs.  

“Thanks to your leadership and the commitment of the staff at your hospitals, Kansas is well on its way to achieving these significant, life-saving goals,” said Kendra Tinsley, KHC’s executive director. KHC is the Kansas Hospital Association’s designee for implementation of the statewide program.

KHC has a new page on its website that “celebrates success.” Check it out: www.khconline.org/celebrating-success