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Critical Access Hospital Conference

Sep 27-29, 2017 Kansas City, Mo.

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s 2016 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.

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    2016 RHC agenda

    2016 CAH agenda

    Note: Be sure to download the final RHC and CAH 2016 agendas, as they will only be made available via mobile device at these events.

    Continuing education

    Practice Innovations Workshop

    Tuesday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  
    Join us for an exciting workshop on health care innovations. Topics include: technologic “magic” and patient engagement, transforming primary care and the many resources available today. The agenda includes a keynote address, Q&A panel and time for networking.  Click here for the agenda.

    There is no charge for this pre-conference workshop, but registration is required.  Register online by selecting "2016 RHC & CAH Conferences."

    Conference recaps

    Click here for a recap of the 2015 RHC Conference
    Click here for a recap of the 2015 CAH Conference 
    Click here for a recap of the 2014 RHC Conference
    Click here for a recap of the 2014 CAH Conference

    Call for presentations

    The call for presentations for the 2016 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences is now closed. 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.

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    Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Awards

    The top 20 critical access hospitals in the country are honored annually at NRHA's Critical Access Hospital Conference during an awards breakfast on the final day of the event. The 20 overall winners and 40 best practice recipients (in the two pillars of quality and patient satisfaction) have achieved success based on the Hospital Strength Index.

    View the 2016 press release, listing Top 20 CAH overall winners and Top 20 CAH best practice recipients in quality and patient satisfaction.

    Review the criteria used to select Top 20 CAH overall winners and Top 20 CAH best practice recipients.
    For more information about the Top 20 program click here. 

    Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers

    Exhibitors 

    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-rates Rates

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

    RHC Conference rates

    Early (before August 11)
    $309 member
    $409 non-member*

    After August 11 

    $409 member
    $459 non-member*

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

    CAH Conference rates

    Early (before August 11)
    $479 member, $579 non-member*

    After August 11
    $559 member, $659 non-member*

    Industry representatives who provide services or products

    Early (before August 11)
    $949 member. $1049 non-member*

    After August 11
    $1049 member, $1149 non-member*

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

    Registration information

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

  • 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 $163 discounted NRHA rate is Aug. 11 or when rooms sell out.

    Transportation:

    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