Amanda Vandervoort, RN Graduates from KHA Leadership Institute
The KHA Leadership Institute graduated its eleventh class of 29 students on Aug. 17 at the Critical Issues Summit in Wichita, Kansas. Students were nominated by their hospital's CEO to be part of this select group. They represent the future leaders of Kansas hospitals. Helping to build future health care leaders is important to the Kansas Hospital Association. “We are committed to strengthening and promoting the leadership capacity of hospital employees in Kansas,” said Tom Bell, president and CEO of KHA. The KHA Leadership Institute was established to help hospitals provide professional development opportunities that accentuate the personal skills and abilities needed to facilitate positive change and innovation in Kansas hospitals.
Amanda Vandervoort, RN attended and graduated from this years’ KHA Leadership Institute. "I really enjoyed all of the classes, and the segments on effective communication were especially relevant to my job,” Vandervoort said. “The program served as a point of enlightenment on a number of topics, including conflict resolution and team building. The Critical Issues Summit featured a particularly powerful speaker on the topic of service to patients and the various ways that different departments contribute as a whole entity. I feel extremely grateful to PRMC for providing such a wonderful learning opportunity. I think I'll be able to apply the information on a daily basis."
“Amanda’s nursing background combined with her focus on clinical IT requires her to work with staff and physicians throughout our organization,” PRMC President and CEO Susan Page explains. “I think she does an excellent job and congratulate her on this achievement.”
The 2012 Leadership Institute class was diverse. They represented a wide geographic distribution of hospitals from St. Francis to Lawrence and Pittsburg to Meade – there was representation from all parts of the state.