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Critical Access Hospital Conference

Sep 27-29, 2017 Kansas City, Mo.

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s 2017 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.

Call for presentations

NRHA is accepting presentation submissions for our 2017 Critical Access Hospital Conference until May 25. Late submissions will not be accepted. Only abstracts submitted through the online form below will be considered. 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.

Five interest tracks are available for submissions: Alternative Pay Model (APM), financial, leadership, quality and Top 20 CAHs (reserved for 2017 Top 20 CAH award recipients. No vendors are eligible for this Top 20 category).

Visit the RHC and CAH conference call for presentations page for more information about the submission process.

Submit your Critical Access Hospital Conference presentation

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    The 2017 Critical Access Hospital Conference agenda will be posted July 2017

    Continuing education credit is available.

    Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Awards

    Conference recaps
    2016 CAH conference
    2015 CAH conference
    2014 CAH conference

  • icon-rates Rates

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

    Register online or download the registration form to mail or email.

    RHC Conference rates
    Early (before August 31)
    $319 member, $419 non-member*

    After August 31
    $369 member, $469 non-member*

    CAH Conference rates
    Early (before August 31)
    $489 member, $589 non-member*

    After August 31
    $569 member, $669 non-member*

    Industry representatives who provide services or products
    Early (before August 31)
    $1049 member. $1149 non-member*

    After August 31
    $1129 member, $1229 non-member*

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

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors

    Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers


    Due to the growth of NRHA's Partnership Program and limited exhibit space at the 2016 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. 
    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

    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 $175 discounted NRHA rate is September 1 or when rooms sell out.

    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: Approx $35-40