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.Registration Is Now Open For the 2015 Texas Critical Access Conference and Trade Show

TORCH is pleased to host the Texas Critical Access Hospital Conference & Trade Show on June 25-26 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. This is the only educational and networking event of its kind developed solely for Texas CAHs. With all of the changes occurring both at the state and federal level that impact CAHs, we encourage you to stay informed and prepared by attending this year's event. This program agenda covers a wide range of topic areas of significant interest to CAHs both financially and operationally. In addition to the educational sessions, this event presents a great networking opportunity with industry experts, health care professionals, policy makers and your peers. In addition, this conference provides the following approved continuing education credits: eight total CE hours for CPAs and eight total hours for pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credits. Please don't miss out on this great educational and networking opportunity for CAH administrators, staff and trustees. We hope to see many of you there!  

To register please click here

Download the program agenda by clicking here. 

Hotel Information & Reservation Deadline: The conference block room special rate at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio is $149/night for (single/double). Reserve your room before June 1, 2015 for this special rate. Click here to book your room online or call 888-421-1442

TORCH Annual Conference & Tradeshow Conference Presentations Now Available for Download

Please click the presentation link below to download.

Tuesday April 7th

Uncertain Futures of Rural America and Health...

Wednesday April 8th

A Bridge to a Better Future

Thriving Through Adversity

Brandon Durbin - Annual Rural Hospital Finance Update

Debra Whitley - Annual Rural Hospital Finance Update

Concurrent Sessions

Beyond The Pharmacy

Physician Contract Compliance Program

How to Offer High Quality Stroke Care

Got Stress? Don't Worry. Be Happy!

Thursday April 9th

The Latest "Must Know" Legal Insights for Rural Hospitals

Regulatory Q&A With CMS and Novitas

Now Available for Download - The 2014-2015 TLMI Fellows Capstone Project

Rob Samsel, from North Texas Medical Center, SuLynn Mester, from Childress Regional Medical Center, and Melissa DeLaGarza, from Hamilton Healthcare System, have successfully completed the 2014-2015 TLMI Fellows program. As part of their fellowship, they participated in a capstone project which focused on the impact a rural hospital closure has on the community. Their capstone project will be used by TORCH and other rural health organizations during the 2015 advocacy efforts at both the state and federal level. Click here to download a copy of the capstone project. Congratulations to Rob, SuLynn and Melissa for a job well done!

Texas Rural Hospital Map

Click here to see a map of the rural hospitals throughout the state.



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Critical Access Hospital Conference
and Tradeshow

June 25-26, 2015
Grand Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, TX
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