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Critical Access Hospital Conference

Sep 26-28, 2018 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.

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-agenta Agenda

    2018 Critical Access Hospital Conference agenda (updated 09.24.18)

    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
    2017 CAH conference
    2016 CAH conference
    2015 CAH conference
    2014 CAH conference

    Continuing education credits are available.

    Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Awards

  • 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 2018 Rural Health Clinic or Critical Access Hospital conferences without such support.

  • icon-rates Rates

    NRHA would like to apologize for any inconvenience as we upgrade our registration portal.

    Registration can only be completed via a downloadable PDF form at this time which you may email to, mail or fax.

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

    RHC Conference rates
    Early (before Sept. 7)
    $329 member, $429 non-member*

    After Sept. 7
    $379 member, $479 non-member*

    CAH Conference rates
    Early (before Sept. 7)
    $499 member, $599 non-member*

    After Sept. 7
    $579 member, $679 non-member*

    Industry representatives who provide services or products
    Early (before Sept. 7)
    $1059 member. $1139 non-member*

    After Sept. 7
    $1159 member, $1239 non-member*

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors

    Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers


    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.

    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

    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 $180 discounted NRHA rate is September 7 or when rooms sell out.

    The Sheraton is currently sold out on Thursday, Sept. 27. Please refer to this list of alternate hotels:

    Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill
    3001 Main Street
    ½ mile from Sheraton

    Hilton President Kansas City
    1329 Baltimore
    1 mile for Sheraton

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown
    1301 Wyandotte
    1.1 miles from Sheraton

    Kansas City Marriott Downtown
    200 W 12th Street
    1.2 miles from Sheraton

    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.