Two from county graduate from leadership progam

A representative from each of the two hospitals in Marion County graduated Aug. 25 from Critical Issues Summit sponsored by the Kansas Hospital Association Leadership Institute.

Pam Abbott, from Hillsboro Community Hospital, and Stacey Pedersen, from St. Luke Hospital and Living Center in Marion, were members of the eighth class of 32 students to graduate from the program.

Both participants were nominated by the chief executive officer of their respective hospitals.

The KHA Leadership Institute was established to help hospitals provide professional development opportunities that could facilitate positive change and innovation in Kansas hospitals.

Each student committed to attend all six courses of the Leadership Institute.

The topics of the first four courses were the difference between leadership, communication skills and ethics, team building and conflict managaement.

Courses 5 and 6 were at the KHA Critical Issues Summit, where students learned about governance and the challenges facing health care in the future.

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