Ebola: preparedness & resources
Information and guidance regarding the appearance of Ebola within the United States is increasingly available from a variety of sources: a special web page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers up-to-date resources as does a dedicated page on the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) website. While national and state health officials agree that a widespread Ebola outbreak in the United States is unlikely, it is important that all physicians, clinics and hospitals are prepared for this and any other public health emergency.
KMS is committed to partnering with state officials, the Kansas Hospital Association and other Kansas-based medical specialty societies to ensure that Kansas physicians have access to relevant, timely information about Ebola preparedness. It is most important that physicians and their clinics have in place a plan should a patient present to or contact the clinic reporting Ebola-like symptoms.
KMS continues to remain in close contact with KDHE and follow the bulletins issued by the CDC. As additional, relevant information becomes available, we will provide it via email and/or on our website, kmsonline.org.
Ebola Population Health Calls (KDHE)
- October 23, 2014: 10-11am CST
- Dial: 866.388.6280
- Conference ID: 22751496
- October 30, 2014: 10-11am
- Dial: 866.388.6280
- Conference ID: 22753666
- Link to recordings of previous calls
- Ebola screening criteria for health care clinics
- Patient evaluation checklist
- Ebola monitoring: thermometer instructions
- Ebola Health Advisory poster
- Personal Protective Equipment checklist
- Personal Protective Equipment donning & doffing
- Ebola waste management guidelines
- KDHE Ebola Preparedness & Response Plan
KaMMCO celebrates 25 years of service, advocacy
It was in the depths of the decade-long medical malpractice crisis that the KMS House of Delegates made the decision to form a professional liability insurance company to ensure that Kansas physicians would always have a trusted source of insurance protection. Twenty-five years later, that company has established itself as the market leader in our state, known for its strengths in advocacy, protection and service to its member physicians. It has also been recognized as one of the best run and innovative professional liability insurers in the nation, consistently ranked as a best-in-class performer among its peers.
As the health care system changes, KaMMCO will continue to evolve to meet the changing insurance needs of its members. It will be at the forefront with products and services that help the provider community manage risk in an uncertain world. Even as the health care landscape changes, KaMMCO will remain focused and true to its core mission of protection, advocacy and service to physicians.
KMS is extremely proud of KaMMCO's record of achievement since its founding in 1989. We are grateful to the loyal and highly competent staff, and the many physician leaders who have served as directors, officers and committee members over the years. Their support, leadership and vision have been instrumental to KaMMCO's remarkable growth and success.