National Rural Health Association

Improving the Health of 62 Million Rural Americans

15th Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences

KC Nelson Atkins shuttlecock

Rural Health Clinic Conference: Sept. 20 - 21, 2016

Critical Access Hospital Conference: Sept. 21 - 23, 2016

Kansas City, Mo.

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s 2016 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences. They’re NRHA’s fastest-growing events for a reason.

Take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities designed for clinic and hospital professionals and board members serving rural America.

Call for presentations

NRHA is accepting submissions for the 2016 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital conferences Feb. 18 through May 26.

Submissions are reviewed by a panel of members, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email in late June or early July. All speakers selected must register for the conference in which they speak.

Only presentations submitted through the online form will be considered.

Submit a presentation for the 2016 Rural Health Clinic Conference
Submit a presentation for the 2016 Critical Access Hospital Conference


Application content:

Those submitting presentations will be asked to provide a session title (8 words or less), session description (50 words or less), learning objectives (3), learning level, session format and a brief speaker biography (150 word or less) which will be housed on the NRHA mobile app. Education and publication information will also be requested. This year’s submission form features a category for Alternative Payment Models in addition to the financial, leadership and quality tracks. An additional track is reserved for Top 20 CAH recipients. A full slate of speakers with complete contact information is required at the time of submission.

View a sample RHC conference presentation application

View a sample CAH conference presentation application

Contact Donna Douglas at 816-756-3140 with questions.

Conference recaps

Click here for a recap of the 2015 RHC conference

Click here for a recap of the 2015 CAH conference 

Click here for a recap of the 2014 RHC conference

Click here for a recap of the 2014 CAH conference

Click here for a recap of the 2013 RHC conference

Click here for a recap of the 2013 CAH conference

Registration information

Register online, or download the registration form to mail or email.

Register for both the RHC and CAH conferences and receive an additional $100 discount.

RHC Conference rates

Early (before August 11)
$309 member
$409 non-member*

After August 11 

$409 member
$459 non-member*

* Price includes a one-year complimentary membership for first-time NRHA members.

CAH Conference rates

Early (before August 11)
$479 member, $579 non-member*

After August 25
$559 member, $659 non-member*

Industry representatives who provide services or products.
Early (before August 11)

$949 member. $1049 non-member*

After August 26

$1049 member, $1149 non-member*

* Price includes a one-year complimentary membership for first-time NRHA members.

Conference hotel:

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
 

The Sheraton Crown Center is located in the heart of Kansas City, 20 miles from KCI Airport, walking distance to Kansas City's finest shopping and dining. Book your room online or call (800) 325-3535 to reserve your room. Deadline for the $163 discounted NRHA rate is August 11, or when rooms sell out.

Transportation:
KCI Super Shuttle

Shared shuttle service is $17.00 one way - $29.00 round trip per person. Leaves from Baggage Claim area at 5 minutes to the hour and 25 minutes after the hour. Reservations are not required.

Taxi: Approx $35.00-$40.00

Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers

Exhibitors 

Due to the growth of NRHA's Partnership Program and limited exhibit space at the 2016 Critical Access Hospital Conference, booth spaces are reserved for NRHA partners only. Contact Larry Bedell to learn more. 

Advertisers and Sponsors

Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with ads and sponsorships or by becoming a vetted NRHA Partner. 

NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. These sponsorships, ads and partnerships are great ways to get your company's message in the hands of hundreds of attendees. Remember, one-third of all U.S. hospitals are rural facilities.

Download NRHA's Visibility Guide, or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Awards

The top 20 critical access hospitals in the country are honored annually at NRHA's Critical Access Hospital Conference during an awards breakfast on the final day of the event. The 20 overall winners and 60 best practice recipients (in one of three pillars of excellence) have achieved success based on the Hospital Strength Index.

View the 2015 press release, listing Top 20 CAH overall winners and Top 20 CAH best practice recipients in quality, patient satisfaction and financial stability.

Review the criteria used to select Top 20 CAH overall winners and Top 20 CAH best practice recipients.

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