AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference brings together top thinkers in the field, and offers you proven strategies for accelerating performance excellence and improving the sustainability of your rural hospital.

The American Hospital Association's 2020 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 2-5, Phoenix, AZ, brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant operational, financial and environmental challenges and present innovative approaches that will enable you to transform your organization’s care delivery model and business practices.

The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference offers a powerful focus on innovative ideas, thoughtful insights, and tested strategies for responding to an ever-changing world. We hope you’ll join us in Phoenix.

Call for Speakers

We are now accepting speaking proposals for consideration during our design process. We are especially interested in proposals that address innovative strategies and models for rural health care delivery, and which feature rural hospital executives, physicians and trustees as presenters, including those who represent critical access hospitals.

The deadline for proposal submission is June 7, 2019.

Please contact Laura Woodburn at lwoodburn@aha.org with any questions.

Who Should Attend

  • Rural Hospital CEOs, Administrators, Senior Executives and System Leaders
  • Governing Board Members
  • Nursing and Physician Executives
  • Public Health and Community Leaders
  • Executives of Rural Health Care Associations, Networks and Clinics

Date & Location

February 2-5, 2020
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85044


Registration will open in the fall of 2019.

Join Our Email List


Related Resources

The AHA is accepting nominations through March 16 for outstanding clinicians to be considered for leadership positions within the association.
Other Resources
The AHA is committed to addressing the resilience and well-being across the health care workforce. Below are resources to understand the drivers and…
Other Resources
However, the QPP’s payment implications will vary depending on a number of scenarios – such as whether a clinician is attributed to the Merit-Based
AHA's leadership programs and speakers bring together innovative ideas, thoughtful insights, and tested strategies for improving health care delive
Research and data regarding the use and impact of telehealth in hospitals and health systems.