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Rural Hospital Innovation Summit

May 9-12, 2017 San Diego, Calif.

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.

NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit takes hospital executives to the next level of inspiration. Find your professional home May 9-12 in warm and sunny San Diego.

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

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    View the 2017 Rural Hospital Innovation Summit agenda with session descriptions.

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

    • advanced payment models
    • recruitment and retention
    • physician alignment
    • population health strategies
    • new revenue opportunities
    • ACO implementation
    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.

    Annual Rural Health Conference attendees use this registration form

    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 9 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 (until April 13)
    $705 member
    $805 non-member*

    After April 13
    $805 member
    $905 non-member*

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

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors

    Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers

    The Rural Hospital Innovation Summit exhibit hall is now sold out.

    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 Visibility Guide, or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    NRHA event attendees have filled the room block at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina and certain nights during NRHA's events may already be sold out.

    The next closest hotel is the Hilton San Diego Airport, walking distance to the Sheraton.

    The Sheraton San Diego Hotel is located across the street from the San Diego International Airport. Complimentary shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.

    Fraud alert
    Some NRHA 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.

    Experience San Diego
    San Diego is known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Balboa Park is the site of the world-famous San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public. Click here for visitor information.

    NRHA certificates of attendance will be available at the registration desk. Attendees may use these certificates with third-party organizations or their employer as documentation of having received conference hours of instruction.