Event Descriptions

Update: Summit on Quality 2020

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative has decided to not offer the 2020 Summit on Quality.

We have come to this decision based on the uncertainties that remain regarding timelines for future Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality improvement contracts.

KHC prides itself on being the trusted source for relevant and meaningful quality improvement evaluation, measurement, and education. For 11 years, we have organized the Summit on Quality as the state’s premier quality improvement event, where attendees are equipped with education tailored to help them succeed in their quality improvement efforts, particularly initiatives structured by CMS. Once the landscape of federal quality improvement contracts in Kansas is clear, we will be better positioned to plan educational opportunities that are most beneficial to health care providers across the state.

However, we will continue as planned to recognize and reward exemplary quality improvement work in Kansas through KHC’s Leadership in Quality Awards—now in its sixth year, thanks to the generous support of the KAMMCO Foundation. KHC will begin accepting nominations for these awards soon—watch your email for the Call for Nominations. This is an opportunity to nominate your team or your peers for statewide recognition of their efforts. We are excited to recognize the outstanding work on behalf of patients across the state, and we look forward to the next Summit in 2021.

Please contact us if you have questions.


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Highlights from the Summit on Quality 2019


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and more from the 2019 Summit on Quality.


I.P. Boot Camp - April 16-17


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Infection Prevention Boot Camp
April 16-17, 2019

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan

This boot camp is for novice infection prevention professionals in Kansas acute and ambulatory care settings who are not CIC certified and have not received previous APIC training.

Topics will include:

  • Being an Infection Preventionist and Leading Change
  • Regulations and Requirements
  • Basics of Epidemiology
  • Risk Assessment
  • IP as an Educator
  • Construction and Renovation
  • NHSN Basics
  • NHSN Analytics
  • Managing the IP Program
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • MDRO and Infectious Diseases of Interest to the IP
  • Using and  Reporting Data

Travel assistance is available to eligible participants.

Sponsored by

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Program

with additional support by

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

For more information, contact Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, (785) 235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


New Quality Leader Workshop

KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

New Quality Leader Workshop
March 6-7, 2019

Garden City Community College Campus
Beth Tedrow Student Center - Endowment Room
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS

This two-day workshop will advance knowledge for new roles in quality, patient safety and change leadership.


Upon conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three key resources to support development as a quality improvement leader.
  • Propose a personal action plan to develop resiliency and sustainability.
  • Apply the Model for Improvement in one priority harm reduction topic at their organization.
  • Explore change management concepts and apply at least three to current work.
  • Describe three changes in the way data is currently collected, displayed or communicated to increase your effectiveness

Topics include:

  • Self-management and Development
  • The Model for Improvement
  • Teaming as a Verb, the Art of Engagement
  • Measures and Methods
  • Using Data Effectively
  • Putting It All Together

Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor and leadership coach, Cynosure Health, Inc.

Additional presenters include:

  • Michele Clark, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, ABC
    Program Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
  • Eric Cook-Wiens, MPH, CPHQ
    Data and Measurement  Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
  • Nadyne Hagmeier, RN
    Quality Improvement Consultant, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care
  • Susan Runyan, MHCL
    Chief Executive Officer, Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting and KHERF Consultant

Travel Assistance
If your hospital is a participant in the KHC HIIN and is located more than 50 miles from the meeting site, travel expense reimbursement may be available through the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative.  This reimbursement could cover one hotel night at the designated hotel at the discounted rate, as well as roundtrip mileage at the federal rate, up to $100.  KHC will provide an expense reimbursement form to eligible participants.  No food or incidental expenses will be covered.

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms is being held at the Clarion Hotel in Garden City for Wednesday night, March 6, 2019.  To make your reservation, call (620) 275-7471 and ask for the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative room block.  The discounted rate of $92 plus tax is available through Friday, March 1, 2019.  Breakfast is included.

Lunches and refreshments are on your own.  A cafeteria is available in the building.

Questions? Contact the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative at 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..