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Events and Education

Hey neighbors,

This is Rick Tinsley and I would like to invite you and your chapter members to our Spring Conference and Expo in Bristol, TN at Bristol Regional Medical Center on June 5-7.

I have attached the agenda and sponsorship info if you would like to pass along to your healthcare and associate members. All of our speakers have presented nationally including Gary Slack, Ken Gregory, Leo Old, and our own Region 3 Rep Michael Roberts will speak on Friday. We expect 40+ local and national vendors to set up a booth to provide services and products to help facilities stay in compliance, safe, and functional.

To register, go to https://tennashe.org and click on the meeting link. Out of state attendees will register as THEA Professional Members and then choose Out of State Attendee. The registration fee is $150 and will include educational sessions, meeting meals, and all entertainment. We are expecting to get 11 ASHE credit hours for certification renewal.

There is also a hotel link on the registration page. Registration needs to be done by May 1 to get the conference rate and secure a room.

I look forward to meeting y'all and your members in person at our conference and/or the ASHE Annual Conference in Baltimore.

Thanks,

Rick Tinsley CHFM, CHEP, SASHE, FTHEA, THEA President

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Registration is now open for the Kentucky Hospital Association's 90th Annual Convention, which will be held May 8-10 at Lexington Center/Hyatt Regency in Lexington.
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Kentucky Spotlight
KHA had an outstanding legislative session this year. All of our priority bills passed unanimously and were then signed by the Governor! This success was made possible through the collective efforts of the members and your assistance in contacting your local legislators.
 
Please review the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly Final Report for Hospitals, which contains a summary of KHA’s priority bills, including a detailed description of HB 320 which will provide supplemental Medicaid payments to hospitals.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Nursing Home Compare website has granted a five-star rating to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital's 30-bed Transitional Care Center.
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More than 100 transplant recipients gathered to help Jewish Hospital Transplant Care commemorate the anniversary last month.
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ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
The American Society for Health Care Engineering presented Vista Awards for team-based excellence in the areas of construction, renovation and infrastructure.
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On April 11, the American Society for Health Care Engineering received the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award.
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The first annual KSHE Energy Derby, a statewide competition among hospitals and other healthcare facilities to save energy and protect the climate, has come to a close and the winners will be announced at the 2019 HCC! It's now time to join the 2019 KSHE Energy Derby! Competitors will work off excessive energy use through improvements in energy efficiency with help from KSHE, ASHE, and the Energy to Care program. The facilities that shed the most energy consumption will be recognized as the winners. KSHE is offering prizes and recognition to members who help their buildings become top energy and water savers!
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The nonprofit health care system is the nation's first to achieve full energy independence.
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Since its inception in 1992, the ENERGY STAR program, managed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy has influenced energy efficiency at all levels of society, from hospitals to governments and consumers.
 
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