Rural Health Leadership Summit

Join top practitioners and thinkers who share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated, high-performing, and sustainable rural health care system.

Conference objectives:

  • Gain practical tools for achieving peak operational, clinical and financial performance
  • Understand what the latest developments in Washington mean for rural hospitals and their communities
  • Revitalize leadership, boost governance expertise, and create a renewed culture
  • Strengthen the hospital’s capacity to ensure access and deliver value-based care through strategic partnerships and collaborations
  • Engage clinical talent and enhance care delivery through innovative staffing approaches including APPs and shared governance models
  • Explore how virtual health technologies are improving access to care

Attendees include rural hospital CEOs, administrators, senior executives and health system leaders, trustees, nursing and physician executives, public health leaders, and executives of rural networks, clinics and health care associations.

Register by December 15 for the greatest savings with Early Bird tuition.

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Registration Rates   Early Bird by December 15 Regular Rate after December 15 Health Care Provider Organizations   AHA Institutional Member 645 695 Non-Member 775 825 Academic, government, nonprofit, associatio...

Schedule at a Glance

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 12:00 – 5:00 pm Conference Registration 2:00 – 3:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshops MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 7:00 – 8:00 am Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 820 am Conference Welcome &am...

Enhanced Governance Programming

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP Engaging Governing Boards and Leadership in Embracing Accountable Care Challenges Lynn Barr, CEO, Caravan Health Rural hospital leaders are challenged with navigating the shaky bridge from fee-for-service and cost based payment models to value based accountabl...

Session and Event Descriptions

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4th 12:00 - 5:00 pm CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 2:00 - 3:30 pm WORKSHOP #1: Engaging Governing Boards and Leadership in Embracing Accountable Care Challenges Lynn Barr, CEO, Caravan Health Rural hospital leaders are challenged with navigating the shaky bridge from fee-f...

Pre-Conference Workshops

WORKSHOP #1: Engaging Governing Boards and Leadership in Embracing Accountable Care Challenges Lynn Barr, CEO, Caravan Health Rural hospital leaders are challenged with navigating the shaky bridge from fee-for-service and cost based payment models to value based accountable care models...

Special Events

MONDAY EVENING WELCOME RECEPTION Monday, February 5th 5:30 - 7:00 pm Attendees and their guests are invited to join us to relax and renew acquaintances, network and learn about the resources offered by the exhibiting companies that support the conference.  Beverages and hors d...

Sponsors

The Rural Health Care Leadership Conference is the American Hospital Association’s annual offering for the rural audience. This conference is designed for health care leaders from rural hospitals, health care systems with a strong presence in rural communities, rural health clinics, and...

Hotel/Travel

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85044 www.arizonagrandresort.com The special conference attendee rate is $219 for a single/double and includes complimentary daily in-room internet. A percentage of the room rate underwrites a portion of the confe...

Continuing Education

Participants may earn up to 18 continuing education credits for the Rural Health Care Leadership Conference with the following organizations: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE): Category II (non-ACHE) credits California Board of Registered Nursing College of Healthcar...

Scholarships

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships is available. Contact Laura Woodburn at lwoodburn@aha.org for more information on how to apply.

Speaking Opportunities

We are no longer accepting speaking proposals for the 2018 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference. If you wish to submit a proposal for the 2019 conference, please check this page in April 2018.