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Rural Hospital Innovation Summit

May 7-10, 2019 Atlanta, Ga.

Bringing rural hospital executives together for motivation and innovation.

This content-rich event is filled with inspiration, cutting-edge strategy and intensive, expert-led workshops. Give your hospital’s leadership team the edge with insight from the industry’s leading experts, topics that impact and improve your hospital’s profitability and efficiency, and top-notch networking opportunities.

Let’s navigate the rough waters of rural health together.

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    Draft 2019 Rural Hospital Innovation Summit agenda (updated 12.07.18)

    Past agendas:
    2018 Rural Hospital Innovation Summit agenda

    The Rural Hospital Innovation Summit is designed to make the most of your time. Topics include:

    • leveraging population health outcomes
    • frontiers in value-based care
    • advancing payment innovation
    • workforce recruitment and retention
    • models of community coordination
    • new revenue opportunities
    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the top innovators thriving in rural health care and network with other high-performing leaders at this premier event.

    Who should attend

    The summit is designed to gather the country’s top rural hospital leaders and innovators with a simple goal in mind: show how rural hospitals can thrive in today’s rocky health care landscape. 
    •             board members                       
    •             chief executive officers
    •             chief medical officers
    •             chief nursing officers
    •             chief financial officers
    •             chief innovation officers
    •             emerging leaderz

    Medical education and health equity events
    The annual Rural Medical Education Conference and Health Equity Conference (formerly the Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference) will both be held May 7 directly prior to the Annual Rural Health Conference.

  • icon-rates Rates

    NRHA would like to apologize for any inconvenience as we upgrade our registration portal.

    Register via downloadable PDF form for NRHA's Rural Hospital Innovation Summit and email to, mail or fax.

    Early registration rates (before April 12)
    $725 for members
    $825 for non-members*
    $363 for students

    Registration rates after April 12
    $825 member
    $925 non-member*
    $413 for students

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

    Annual Rural Health Conference attendees use this registration form.

    Contact Lisa Inman at 816-756-3140 for more information on registration.

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors

    Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers

    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.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    The Atlanta Marriott Marquis
    is located in the downtown Peachtree Center, which offers indoor access to Marta transit.

    NRHA’s discounted hotel rate is $195 plus tax (currently 16.9% plus $5 per night Georgia hotel/motel fee). The discount deadline is April 14 or when rooms sell out.

    The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is 15 miles away with $2.50 MARTA transit each way and estimated taxi fare of $32 each way.

    Fraud alert
    Some NRHA’s members have been contacted by companies claiming to represent NRHA in booking hotel reservations for this conference. This is unfortunately a widespread problem in the meeting industry. NRHA does not use a third party booking service, and hotel reservations can be booked directly.