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Critical Access Hospital Conference

Sep 22-24, 2021 Kansas City, Mo.

We can't wait to see you in person

Join us in Kansas City for NRHA’s 2021 Rural Health Clinic and Critical Access Hospital Conferences, Sept. 21-24. They’re the association’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.

Be sure to register for both events to save $100 on your total registration cost.

NRHA members save $100 more on each event, while those who have never been an NRHA member will receive a complimentary one-year NRHA membership.


Call for presentations

NRHA is no longer accepting session proposals for its 2021 Rural Health Clinic Conference and Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City. The deadline was June 2 and late submissions will not be accepted.

Five interest tracks are available for submissions: innovation, financial, leadership, quality and best practices (No vendors are eligible for the best practices category and preference may be given to past and present Top 20 CAH recipients).

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

  • icon-agenta Agenda
  • icon-rates Rates

    Register for NRHA's Kansas City events


    Early CAH rates (before Aug. 31)
    $529 for members
    $579 for non-members*
    $263 for students^
    $1,089 for member commercial entities
    $1,189 for non-member commercial entities 

    Standard CAH rates (after Aug. 31)
    $579 for members
    $679 for non-members*
    $313 for students^
    $1,139 for member commercial entities
    $1,239 for non-member commercial entities 

    Early RHC + CAH rate (before Aug. 31)
    $788 for members
    $938 for non-members*
    $393 for students^

    Standard RHC + CAH rates (after Aug. 31)
    $888 for members
    $1,088 for non-members*
    $493 for students^

    * includes a complimentary one-year membership for first-time NRHA members.
    ^ students receive a 50 percent discount on all conference rates when authenticated.

    Contact [email protected] or 816-756-3140 for more information.

    NRHA Refund Policy

    For cancellations received by National Rural Health Association at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a full refund, less a 30% processing fee, will be provided to the registrant.

    For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a credit towards attendance at a future conference or seminar will be provided.

    No refunds or credits will be provided for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held.

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors


    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.

    Download NRHA's 2021-22 engagement guide or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

    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.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    Conference Hotel

    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
    2345 McGee Street
    Kansas City, Mo. 64108 

    Be sure to tell the hotel you're with NRHA to get the best rates.

    Book the NRHA rate by phone or through the link below to get complimentary internet in your room, normally $19.95 per day.

    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. The extended deadline for the $189 discounted NRHA rate is Aug. 31 or when rooms sell out.

    NRHA events consistently sell out early, so don’t delay booking your room.

    The conference venue continues to follow current CDC guidelines and NRHA would be happy to accommodate the needs of our attendees.


    Continuing education

    By attending the Critical Access Hospital Conference offered by the National Rural Health Association participants may earn up to nine hours ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Download an attendance certificate for the most recent Critical Access Hospital Conference.



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