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Rural Hospital Innovation Summit

May 8-11, 2018 New Orleans, La.

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

    2018 Rural Hospital Innovation Summit agenda DRAFT

    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 8 directly prior to the Annual Rural Health Conference.

  • icon-rates Rates

    Register online or download the registration form to email or mail. Contact Lisa Inman at 816-756-3140 with any questions.

    Early registration rates (before April 16)
    $715 for members
    $815 for non-members*
    $358 for students

    Registration rates after April 16
    $815 member
    $915 non-member*
    $408 for students

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

    Annual Rural Health Conference attendees use this registration form.

  • 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.

    Download NRHA's 2018 engagement guide, or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    The Marriott New Orleans Hotel is located at 555 Canal St. in the heart of the French Quarter, 16 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

    NRHA’s discounted rate is $215 plus tax (currently 13% plus $3 per night city occupancy tax). The hotel discount deadline is April 16 or when rooms sell out. NRHA events consistently sell out early so don’t delay in booking your room.

    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.