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Congratulations to the 2015 HITCON Award Winners!

Rural Hospital IT Award of Excellence
Award Recipient: Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus, Texas
Rural Health IT Leadership Award
Award Recipient: Anthony Lovato, CIO, Coon Memorial Hospital, Dalhart, Texas

Interested in Exhibiting at the 2016 TORCH Annual Conference and Tradeshow?

The 2016 TORCH Annual Conference will take place April 26-28, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. There are 140 exhibitor booths available for this event. Pre-sales are underway and if you are interested in securing your spot at this event, please contact Rose Valenzuela at (512) 873-0045 or via email at The official exhibitor prospectus will be mailed in December. This tradeshow will sell out, so please reserve your spot early.

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.



Happy National Rural Health Day from TORCH!
Rob Thomas Named the 2015 Gordon Russell Merit Award Recipient
Quorum Report: Against Backdrop of Proposed Tax Cuts; Rural Hospital Closures Accelerate
RCMH Advises TORCH-Member Hospitals on Controlled Substances Registration
Texas Rural Hospitals Standing By To Serve Our Veterans
Increasing Value in Health Care from a Rural Perspective
It’s Time for DSH Audits in Texas
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Grants DUE MARCH 6


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