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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 at, as well as other podcast streaming formats such as Apple, Spotify, and Google.



Play Episode 16


         Episode 16 (August 23, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 15


         Episode 15 (August 8, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 14


         Episode 14 (July 28, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 13


         Episode 13 (July 5, 2023) - Kentucky House Health Services Committee Chair Rep. Kim Moser previews the 2023 Interim General Assembly meetings and the 2024 Session.

Play Episode 12


         Episode 12 (May 30, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 11


         Episode 11 (May 11, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 10


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

Play Episode 9


         Episode 9 (April 12, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 8


         Episode 8 (March 27, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 7


         Episode 7 (March 14, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 6


         Episode 6 (February 28, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 5


         Episode 5 (February 14, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 4


         Episode 4 (February 3, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 3


         Episode 3 (January 8, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 2


         Episode 2 (January 5, 2023) - 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.

Play Episode 1


         Episode 1 (December 20, 2022) - The debut episode of the podcast features an election recap with KHA's Travis Burton and introduces the show to its listeners.