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Critical Access Hospital Conference

Sep 18-20, 2019 Kansas City, Mo.

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s 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.

Register by Aug. 16 to save $100 on either event and save $100 more by registering for both events.

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    2019 Critical Access Hospital Conference agenda DRAFT (updated 08.14.19)

    NRHA’s Quality and Clinical Conference has been integrated into NRHA’s Kansas City events as an exclusive track consisting of seven sessions.

    Conference recaps
    2018 CAH conference
    2017 CAH conference

    2016 CAH conference
    2015 CAH conference
    2014 CAH conference

    Continuing education credits are available.

    Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Awards


    Call for presentations
    The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2018 Critical Access Hospital Conference has now passed (May 21). Late submissions will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email in mid July. All speakers selected must register for the conference in which they speak.

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

  • icon-scholarships Scholarships

    NRHA makes travel support (scholarship) funds of $1000 available students and community members with a critical need for financial support with conference expenses. Those with a critical need for financial support to register for and attend are encouraged to apply.

    Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to people who meet the eligibility criteria specified within the application form, and who would be unable to attend NRHA's 2019 Rural Health Clinic or Critical Access Hospital conferences without such support.

  • icon-rates Rates

    Register online for NRHA's Kansas City events

    You may also register via downloadable PDF form and email to [email protected], mail or fax.

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

    RHC early registration rates (through Aug. 16)
    $339 members
    $439 non-members*
    $170 studens

    RHC registration after Aug. 16
    $389 members
    $489 non-members*
    $195 students

    CAH early registration rates (through Aug. 16)
    $509 members
    $609 non-members*
    $255 students

    CAH registration after Aug. 16
    $589 members
    $689 non-members*
    $295 students

    CAH industry representatives who provide services or products
    Early (through Aug. 16)
    $1069 members
    $1169 non-members*

    After Aug. 16
    $1149 members
    $1249 non-members*

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

    Students receive a 50% discount on all conference rates.

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

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors


    Due to the growth of NRHA's Partnership Program and limited exhibit space at NRHA's 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.

    Download NRHA's 2019 engagement guide, or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

    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

    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. The extended deadline for the $185 discounted NRHA rate is Aug. 22 or when rooms sell out.

    NRHA events consistently sell out early, so don’t delay booking your room.

    KCI Super Shuttle
    Shared shuttle service is $17 one way or $29 round trip per person. The shuttle leaves from the baggage claim area at 5 minutes to the hour and 25 minutes after the hour. Reservations are not required. Taxi is approximately $35-40.