National Rural Health Association

Improving the Health of 62 Million Rural Americans

14th Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences

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Rural Health Clinic Conference: Sept. 29 - 30, 2015

Critical Access Hospital Conference: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2015

Kansas City, Mo.

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s 2015 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

2015 RHC agenda
2015 CAH agenda

Note: Be sure to download the final RHC and CAH 2015 agendas as they will only be made available via mobile device at these events.

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 Health Post-Conference Session

NRHA has partnered with 340B Health to host a post-conference session to introduce and review HRSA's recently released 340B mega-guidance. 

You'll learn:
• how the new guidance will impact your hospital
• how you can participate in the public comment process that closes Oct. 26)
• key developments regarding audits and audit findings
• other major issues in play in 340B and efforts to protect the program

The event is free, but you must register in advance by creating a 340B Health 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 

 

 

Call for presentations

The call for presentations for the 2015 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital conferences is now closed. Late submissions will not be accepted. 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.

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

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 25)
$299 member
$399 non-member*

After August 25 

$349 member
$449 non-member*

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

CAH Conference rates

Early (before August 25)
$469 member, $569 non-member*

After August 25
$549 member, $649 non-member*

Industry representatives who provide services or products.
Early (before August 25)

$849 member. $949 non-member*

After August 26

$949 member, $1049 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 $159 discounted NRHA rate is August 25, or when rooms sell out.

If the Sheraton is sold out, refer to this list of nearby hotels.

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 2015 Critical Access Hospital Conference, booth spaces are reserved for NRHA partners only. Contact Larry Bedell at Bedell@NRHASC.com. 

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 2015 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 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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