Committees & Forums
Certificate of Need Committee
The purpose of the Certificate of Need (CON) Committee is to make recommendations on changes to the State Health Plan and Kentucky’s CON laws. The Committee reviews requests for changes to the State Health Plan from other KHA committees and forums and makes recommendations to the KHA Board.
The purpose of the Legislative Committee is to assist the KHA staff in developing both state and federal legislative priorities and recommend those positions to the KHA Board.
Staff: Jim Musser
Hospital Reimbursement Committee
Statewide Data Committee
The purpose of the Statewide Data Committee is to assist KHA staff in analyzing and developing the KHA data collection program and recommend future data projects.
Staff: Melanie Landrum
The purpose of the Workforce Committee is to provide statewide leadership on hospital and health care workforce planning including the development of recommendations for workforce strategies to address supply, training, recruitment, retention, resiliency and workplace violence.
Committee on Volunteer Services
The purpose of the Committee on Volunteer Services is to discuss the role of the volunteer in the hospital setting. Members share fundraising ideas, projects within their hospital and how they can provide assistance to the many patients and families that come to the hospital each and every day.
Workgroups and Forums
Patient Transport Work Group
Small, Rural and Critical Access Hospital Forum
All acute care hospitals under 100 beds in rural areas and all hospitals with the federal designation of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) are invited to participate in this Forum. The Forum meets quarterly and provides an opportunity to discuss topics specific to small and rural issues and topics specifically related to delivering care in a CAH.
Staff: Bud Warman
Psychiatric/ Chemical Dependency Hospital Forum
All freestanding psychiatric/chemical dependency hospitals and acute care hospitals with inpatient psychiatric/chemical dependency units are invited to participate in the Psychiatric/Chemical Dependency Hospital Forum.
Staff: Claire Arant
The Post-Acute Forum brings together representatives of members providing post-acute care services including physical rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and home health services to discuss cross cutting issues that impact coordinated post-acute care.
Staff: Claire Arant
Physician Leadership Forum
The Physician Leadership Forum brings together Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to discuss policy issues that impact the clinical care of patients. The Physician Leadership Forum makes recommendations to the KHA Board on clinically related policy and legislative issues.
Staff: Deb Campbell
Kentucky Clinic Leaders Forum
Each month, KHA convenes a forum of Kentucky clinic leaders and outpatient documentation specialists (including hospital-based clinics, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and physician clinics) to share ideas and education.
Staff: Pam Kirchem, MBA, FACHE, CHFP, CSPPM
The Kentucky Hospital Association has developed a leadership webinar series for hospitals and health systems executives. This series will focus on change management at the personal, team and
organizational level, provide executives with strategic tools and mindsets to implement in your health care environment. Attendees will learn how health care systems led by people who are compassionate, principled and engaged can undergo profound and lasting transformation.
Staff: Nancy Galvagni