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CAH State Network Council Meeting Salina, Kansas July 10, 2009 Community Engagement Process Rice County, Kansas Presented by Susan Sankey Executive Director,

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1 CAH State Network Council Meeting Salina, Kansas July 10, 2009 Community Engagement Process Rice County, Kansas Presented by Susan Sankey Executive Director, Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Director of Public Relations, Rice County District Hospital

2 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1990 philanthropic affiliate of Hospital District No.1 of Rice County Who is Rice Community Healthcare Foundation?

3 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Why did we apply to participate in the Kansas Rural Health Works Community Engagement Process?

4 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation The new Director of Public Relations kept asking a lot of questions The new Executive Director of the Healthcare Foundation kept asking a lot of questions This is a rural community with a desire to be economically viable The availability of health care is key to community economic development Then, finally…

5 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation April 18-19, 2008 Hospital Governing Board Retreat Theme: Picture the Future

6 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation  A considerable amount of time was spent looking at the needs of today’s patients versus the patients of the future  The group discussed how to reach out to our future patients, the types of services they will expect from the hospital, and how to provide those services We came up with lots of GREAT ideas!

7 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation But there was one (at least) problem…

8 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Problem: This was just us -- our opinions, our perspectives.

9 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation It was the consensus of those present that a community needs assessment should be conducted by an outside agency within the next year.

10 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Hospital Governing Board Key Issues & Goals )Promotion of the facility plan and construction project 2)Conduct a community needs assessment 3)Promote teamwork and pride among employees, board members and medical staff 4)Provide world class patient service 5)Implement identified service offerings and revenue streams 6)Further understand and address population diversity issues 7)Take a leadership role in the promotion of the Rice Community Healthcare Foundation 8) Evaluate a Rice County health care system 9) Assess the future need for physicians in our service area

11 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation The Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Rural Opportunity suggested utilizing the Kansas Rural Health Options Project (KRHOP) “The program provides direct assistance to rural communities by generating information resources useful in determining community priorities for strengthening the local health care system.”

12 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation KRHW Objectives Foster sustainable local health care system Increase awareness of health care importance Assess local perceptions of current health care services Identify current health care assets Identify unmet health care issues and services Identify key issues in the community Mobilize the community if issues emerge Action planning for new community initiatives

13 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Community-Driven Process Community-based, not driven by hospital or health care provider Local people solving local problems Community provides energy and commitment, with input from healthcare providers Community leaders represent the broader public interest

14 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation As a result, the process leads to the increased use and expansion of the local health care sector, ensuring its existence in the future.

15 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation September 22, 2008 Invited key people to participate in a webinar with John Leatherman, Chris Tilden, Chad Austin, that provided further explanation of the KRHW Community Engagement Process - county coordinator, county economic development director, health department director, EMS director, county extension agent, director for the council on aging, school nurses, along with the hospital administrator and other hospital employees, and the Healthcare Foundation director (this became the local advisory group)

16 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation October 10, 2008 On behalf of the community, the Rice Community Healthcare Foundation submitted the KRHW Statement of Interest and Application

17 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation November 6, 2008 Received notification that Rice County was one of two communities chosen to participate in the KRHW Community Engagement Process

18 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation December 9, 2008 Local Advisory Group met with Dr. Leatherman Set dates for public meetings

19 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Public Meetings: January 27Introduction/economic impact February 17Data fact sheets March 24Finalize the survey/directory April 28Survey results May 19Summary meeting

20 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation  Utilized the county K-State Extension building auditorium as a venue  Arranged with hospital dietary staff to provide meals (people loved the food)  Used local newspapers (3), announcements, phone calls and reminders; contacted stakeholders, anyone with perceived vested interest  Approximately people participated in each of the public meetings Grant writers love it!

21 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Products: 1) Economic Impact Report 2) Health Services Directory Report 3) Survey Report (survey conducted by the Docking Institute – Fort Hays State University) 4) Data and Information Report (includes health and behavior; economic and demographic; education; crime; traffic)

22 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation KRHW Outcomes Identified five task groups: 1)Recruitment of health service providers 2)Mental health services 3)Community-based services 4)Incentives for preventive health and wellness, i.e. improved immunization series completion rate; reduced teen pregnancy rate 5)Improved communication and collaboration of health services

23 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Home health care started as a service by one of the local nursing home facilities Mental Health Group has already met and prioritized 6 areas of focus and collaborated with another support agency Used data from the process to write a letter of support for Rice County to be included in the application for Dental HUB funding (the applying agency got it!)

24 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Now back to the Hospital Governing Board…

25 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Almost every one of the Hospital Governing Board Key Issues and Goals was addressed or positively impacted by the outcomes of the KRHW Community Engagement Process

26 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Is your community ready? Is there a sense of vision? Is there a local need? Is the leadership in place? Is there a willingness/ability to bring people together? Is a community facilitator available? Is there commitment to sustain the process?

27 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Why not? Questions…

28 OUR MISSION │To improve health and inspire philanthropy Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Contact information: Susan Sankey Executive Director, Rice Community Healthcare Foundation Director of Public Relations, Rice County District Hospital P.O. Box South Clark Street Lyons, Kansas Phone: Fax:


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