2020 Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award

The Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award recognizes outstanding, innovative contributions to health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes in a community. KHA members are encouraged to nominate a hospital-related individual who has been a change agent in the hospital industry.

Donald A. Wilson served as president of the Kansas Hospital Association from 1982 to 2004. In 2007, the Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award was established to honor Wilson’s dedication and years of service to Kansans.

HOW TO COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM
Please note - at any time you may close the browser to return later. The software will save your responses. When you return, you will go to the next question to complete the rest of the survey. You will need the nominee's contact information as well as descriptions of how the nominee meets each of the following criteria:

Relevance - addresses emerging challenges or needs related to health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community.

Leadership - takes a proactive role in improving health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community.

Innovation - takes a new, creative approach to address an emerging challenge or need related to health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community.

Partnership - works closely with local, state and/or national health care communities (or has the potential for wide application) to address health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community.

Impact - makes a difference in improving health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community.

THE PROCESS
Nominations are submitted online and are reviewed by a committee of peers in the hospital/health care industry. The committee does not include Kansas hospital executives. The committee may recommend multiple or no awards be given. The committee’s recommendation is presented to the Executive Committee of the KHA Board of Directors for approval.

PHOTOGRAPH
A corporate photograph of the nominee will be required if he/she is an awardee. If one is available at the time of nomination, it can be emailed to awards@kha-net.org. Photos should be an EPS, JPEG or TIFF file. Color photographs are preferred.

DEADLINE
Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on June 15. You will receive an email confirmation that KHA has received your nomination. If you do not receive a confirmation by July 6, please contact KHA at (785) 233-7436.

AWARD PRESENTATION AND RECOGNITION
In recognition for an outstanding, innovative contribution to health care delivery, health care financing or initiatives that improve the health and clinical outcomes of their community, the awardee will be honored by:

• Receipt of the Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award;
• Recognition at the Kansas Hospital Association Annual Convention;
• Coverage in KHA publications and on the KHA Web site; and
• Media announcements of the award.

QUESTIONS
For additional information, call KHA at (785) 233-7436 or go to www.kha-net.org/aboutkha/khaawards. Access more information about the KHA Annual Convention and Trade Show online at www.kha-net.org/educationconventionts/convention.

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