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Coronavirus Resources for Kansas

As developments surrounding COVID-19 rapidly evolve, it is more critical than ever to rely on trusted resources for the latest, accurate information.

We recognize Kansas physicians are on the front lines of this pandemic and we intend to be available to support you however we can. KHC is monitoring state and federal guidance and other information and will post high-level summaries here.

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2019 Kansas Pinnacle Practices

Five Kansas practices have been recognized as 2019 “Pinnacle Practices,” a distinction that comes with a $12,000 award.

Hiawatha Community Hospital Family Practice Clinic

Hiawatha Community Hospital
Family Practice Clinic

Dr. Bradley Barrett, Neodesha

Dr. Bradley Barrett,

Women’s Health Center, Chanute

Women’s Health Center,

Horizons Mental Health Center, Hutchinson

Horizons Mental Health Center,

Northwest Family Physicians, Wichita

Northwest Family Physicians,


Pinnacle Practices have excelled in efforts to steadily improve health care quality, safety, and value with patient-centered, evidence-based interventions. For example, they have employed person and family engagement, encouraging the patient and their family to partner with the medical staff in their care. Pinnacle Practices also have incorporated additional quality metrics and utilization metrics for national comparison and evaluation.

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Children’s Health Network recognized with 2019 Leadership in Quality Award

Luke Harris, Children's Health NetworkLuke Harris—Children's Health Network Director of Operations & Population Health Management—discusses his organization's presentation with attendees of the 2019 Summit on Quality.When he found out Children’s Health Network (CHN) had won the 2019 Leadership in Quality Award, Senior Vice President and CHN Executive Director Bob Finuf knew what they’d do with part of the award’s $5,000 prize money:

Make 23 replicas of the award’s trophy—one for each of Children’s Health Network’s participating practices.

“It’s the practices that have done the heavy lift in order to achieve the aggregate results that we have realized so far. It’s their work this award recognizes," Finuf said.

The Leadership in Quality awards are presented annually by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. to health care providers and health care organizations to recognize leadership in quality improvement and patient safety. A cash prize of $5,000 is presented to the grand prize winner, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the KAMMCO Foundation.

The awards were presented at the 2019 Summit on Quality in Wichita by Jerry Slaughter on behalf of the KAMMCO Foundation board of directors.

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