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Registration is Now Open for the TORCH Annual Conference & Tradeshow - April 7-9, 2015

TORCH will be celebrating our 25 year anniversary and hope that you can come celebrate with us! This years conference theme is “25 Years of Caring for Rural Texans.”  Click here to download a current copy of the conference agenda and please click here to register. 

The 2015 Annual Conference and Tradeshow will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 E. Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX  75207.  Please call the hotel directly at (888) 421-1442 before March 22, 2015 for reservations or book your reservations online. The special conference rate is $164 (single/double) before the deadline. All programs and facilities are accessible to the handicapped. If you require assistance or have special dietary needs, please contact the conference office at (512) 873-0045 prior to the beginning of the conference.

Please note: The conference tradeshow is now sold out.  We have started a waiting list and will try to accommodate requestsIf you are a vendor who is interested in exhibitingand/or sponsoring at the event, please feel free to contact Rose Valenzuela at (512) 873-0045.


Register now for the 2015 TORCH Early Bird Golf Tournament

We have arranged a spectacular golf outing, sponsored by Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange (THIE), for the afternoon of Monday, April 6.  This event is only for hospital staff and individuals registered to attend the 2015 TORCH Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, April 7-9.

We hope you can join us for a golf tournament benefiting the John F. Boff scholarship fund, before the TORCH annual conference, Monday April 6, 2015 at The Tenison Highlands Golf Club. Get a sneak peek at this exciting new venue at . A barbecue buffet will be served at noon. Warm-up will begin at 12:30 pm and golf will begin at 1:00 pm.  Please click here to register.

TORCH Scholarship applications now available

The TORCH Foundation is pleased to announce that application process is now open for the 2015 MHA, Continuing Education and Internship Scholarships.  Please select the following link for the application you wish to apply for.  A completed application and supporting documentation must be received by March 13, 2015 to be eligible for consideration.  Winners will be announced in late March.

2015 Continuing Education Stipend

2015 Texas Rural Healthcare Internship Stipend

2015 Texas MHA Scholarship Stipend


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!





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