KHA strives to keep all members apprised of Association activities, health care news and government actions which affect hospitals. The Association also creates several special publications that support hospitals in sharing their story with legislators and the public.

Latest Publications

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2023-2024 KHA Membership Directory

This publication provides detailed information to help you network with your colleagues across the state.

Kentucky's Hospitals are a Vital Part of their Communities Economic Health Statewide Report

Hospital Economic Importance Report

Kentucky’s hospitals make an important contribution to the economy of the state and, through the provision of life-saving services, to the health of its citizens. The Hospital Economic Importance Report shares data on how Kentucky Hospitals affect the economy of the commonwealth and the local communities they serve.

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Critical Questions Every Hospital Board Needs to be Able to Answer

This document has been developed as a resource for trustees seeking to ensure their board discussions, deliberations and decisions are well-informed and evidence based, as they lead their organizations into the future.

Explore the KHA Data Center for publications related to hospital finance, quality and patient safety, utilization, workforce, and other reports.


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The KHA Podcast will highlight health care news, specific issues affecting KHA members, and KHA member hospitals and their achievements. KHA plans to produce 2-3 shows per month and each episode will run between 15-30 minutes.

The show is available now on SoundCloud, as well as other podcast streaming formats such as Apple, Spotify, and Google.


Episode 25: Rep. Amy Neighbors
June 5, 2024
Representative Amy Neighbors joins the show to talk about legislation she sponsored during the 2024 Kentucky General Assembly session to help Sepsis patients. The bill passed and was the first legislation of its kind nationwide to be signed into law. 

Episode 24: 2024 KY General Assembly Session Wrap-Up
May 2, 2024 | 25:22
The KHA Advocacy Team joins the show to share a wrap-up of the 2024 Kentucky General Assembly session.

Episode 23: Social Drivers of Health
April 16, 2024 | 21:38
A discussion surrounding social drivers of health in Kentucky and what Kentucky’s Hospitals are doing to identify and mitigate them with KHA Director of Quality and Health Professions Casey Franklin.

Episode 22: Midway Through the 2024 General Assembly
February 8, 2024 | 16:50
KHA Associate Vice President of Government Affairs Travis Burton joins the podcast to highlight the midway point of the 2024 Kentucky General Assembly session and remind members to register for the KHA Hospital Day at the Legislature on February 22.

Episode 21: 2024 Session with Sen. Stephen Meredith
January 22, 2024 |  31:16

State Senator Stephen Meredith joins the show to talk about the 2024 General Assembly and what he sees on the horizon for the health care industry during the session.

Episode 20: Rep. Wade Williams 
December 11, 2023
Kentucky legislator, Representative Wade Williams, joins the show to talk about his experiences in his first session in Frankfort and the upcoming 2024 session. He also talks about the importance of legislation imposing penalties for threatening or attacking hospital workers.

Episode 19
October 18, 2023 |  21:30

The final episode in a three- part series focusing on the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KY SOS), this time focusing on outpatient programs, features guests Dr. Marilyn Connors and pharmacist Shanna Jaggers.

Episode 18
October 11, 2023  |  17:51
The second episode in a three-part series on the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KY SOS) program features a conversation with KY SOS pharmacists Emily Henderson and Mary Beth Ecken about the Emergency Department (ED) Bridge Program.

Episode 17
September 26, 2023 | 20:44
As part of Sepsis Awareness Month, KHA’s Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Transformation Deb Campbell and Director of Health Information & Analytics Mike Schutze joined the podcast to discuss data from KHA’s recent Sepsis Report along with the Kentucky Sepsis Consortium’s activities, and symptoms of the condition.

Episode 16
August 23, 2023 | 29:30
For the first episode in a series focusing on the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KY SOS) Program, Emily Henderson and Stacy Allen, both from KY SOS, join the show to introduce listeners to how hospitals in Kentucky are addressing the opioid epidemic.

Episode 15 
August 8, 2023 | 22:47
KHA Associate Vice President of State Government Affairs Travis Burton joins the podcast to discuss the Fancy Farm Picnic and the unofficial kick off of Kentucky’s 2023 general election campaigns.

Episode 14 
July 28, 2023 | 25:39
Inspector General Adam Mather with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services joins the show to talk about the role of his office, the evolution of telehealth in Kentucky, and a primer on certificate of need.

Episode 13 
July 5, 2023 | 26:17
Kentucky House Health Services Committee Chair Rep. Kim Moser previews the 2023 Interim General Assembly meetings and the 2024 Session.

Episode 12 
May 30, 2023 | 25:44
The Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Sara Tracy joins the show to talk about the partnership between KHA and the Chamber’s Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) program, which seeks to help hospitals understand and overcome Kentucky’s workforce issues in the health care industry.

Episode 11 
May 11, 2023 | 19:13
KHA Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Jim Musser and Travis Burton, Associate Vice President of State Government Affairs, join the show to talk about KHA’s recent DC fly-in and discuss Kentucky’s upcoming primary election. Also, KHA’s Ginger Dreyer previews next week’s KHA convention.

Episode 10
April 26, 2023 | 25:39
Barbara Johnson from CorroHealth joins the podcast to discuss the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules on price transparency compliance.

Episode 9
April 12, 2023 | 24:50
KHA Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Jim Musser joins the podcast to wrap-up the 2023 KY General Assembly session and look ahead to 2024. Plus, AdventHealth Manchester’s upcoming event is a great example of one of the community benefits Kentucky hospitals provide.

Episode 8 
March 27, 2023 | 31:05
State Representative Danny Bentley, PharmD talks about the 2023 Kentucky General Assembly Session and what happened on the health care and hospital front. Also, in the KHA member highlight, Ohio County Hospital shares details on their first-in-the-nation program providing injections of the first drug approved to treat postpartum depression.

Episode 7 
March 14, 2023 | 26:21
Erik Swanson, Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics at health care and higher education consulting firm Kauffman Hall, joins the KHA podcast to talk about a study the firm just prepared for KHA outlining the financial health of the Commonwealth’s hospitals.

Episode 6 
February 28, 2023 | 19:50
Representative Josh Bray joins the KHA podcast to talk about the midway point of the 2023 General Assembly session. Rep. Bray discusses HB 75 and liability reform in addition celebrating a major milestone for one hospital in his district.

Episode 5 
February 14, 2023 | 21:29
Sepsis Survivor Darrell Raikes and KHA Vice President of Quality & Health Professions Deb Campbell join the podcast to talk about Sepsis Survivor Week and KHA’s Kentucky Sepsis Consortium.

Episode 4 
February 3, 2023 | 36:29
KHA Vice President of Economics and Policy Hal Clark provides a great introduction to details on the Medicare Wage Index and Medicare Advantage. He discusses how the Wage Index puts an unfair disadvantage on states like Kentucky and the problems with lack of oversight on Medicare Advantage plans.

Episode 3
January 8, 2023 | 19:46
In this episode, State Representative Brandon Reed discusses HB 75, which will continue to give Kentucky hospitals access to federal dollars by using the Hospital Rate Improvement Program (HRIP) to supplement outpatient treatment. Additionally, KHA members who received 2022 KHA Quality Awards for their innovative quality programs are highlighted.

Episode 2 
January 5, 2023 | 35:58
KHA hosts special guest Dr. Ralph Alvarado for an “exit interview” as he leaves the Kentucky Senate to become the Commissioner of Public Health for the state of Tennessee. He shares his insights from his career as a Senator and a physician.

Episode 1 
December 20, 2022 | 28:07
The debut episode of the podcast features an election recap with KHA’s Travis Burton and introduces the show to its listeners.


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