National Rural Health Association

Improving the Health of 62 Million Rural Americans

13th Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences

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Rural Health Clinic Conference: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2014

Critical Access Hospital Conference: Oct. 1-3, 2014

Kansas City, Mo.

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s 2014 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.

Conference agendas

New: Flip through the 2014 RHC and CAH Conference program on your mobile device or computer.

2014 RHC & CAH program PDF

Continuing education

NRHA is authorized to award six hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for the Rural Health Clinic Conference and nine hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for the Critical Access Hospital Conference toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification. Conference attendees may sign up for continuing education credit at the registration desk and a certificate will be emailed to them following the conference.

340B Post-Conference Roundtable

NRHA has partnered with Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access for a post-conference roundtable discussion to discuss important matters related to the federal 340B drug discount program.

The event is free, but you must register in advance by creating an SNHPA account.

Conference recaps

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 26)
$289 member
$389 non-member*

After August 26
$339 member
$439 non-member*

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

CAH Conference rates

Early (before August 26)
$459 member, $559 non-member*

After August 26
$539 member, $639 non-member*

Industry representatives who provide services or products.
Early (before August 26)

$749 member, $849 non-member*
After August 26

$829 member, $929 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.  Call (800) 325-3535 or click the link above to reserve your room.  Deadline for the $155 discounted NRHA rate is August 26, 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 the NRHA Partnership Program and limited exhibit space at the 2014 Critical Access Hospital Conference, booth spaces are reserved for NRHA partners only. Contact Larry Bedell at Bedell@NRHASC.com. Here is our current list of exhibitors.

Advertisers and Sponsors

Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with a conference program ad or sponsorship. NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. Ads in NRHA's conference program and Rural Roads magazine are great ways to get your company's name in the hands of 800 attendees. Click here for NRHA's 2014 Visibility Guide and 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 the NRHA Critical Access Hospital Conference during an awards breakfast on the final day of the event. The 60 recipients have achieved success in one of three key areas of performance based on criteria determined by iVantage Health Analytics.

Click here to view the 2014 press release and Top 20 winners 

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