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Membership Information


TORCH is dedicated to assisting general acute care hospitals of 150 beds and less by addressing the issues unique to rural and community hospitals and recognizing the many contributions to rural health care. Individuals interested in rural community health care, as well as business and commercial organizations that share a common interest in rural health care, are also welcome to join.

We provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, specialized programs, publications, services and resources for rural and community hospitals; and supports rural and community hospitals as the focal point for health care delivery in the community.

With a wide range of programs and services requested by the membership and specifically designed to assist the administrators, staff and trustees of rural and community hospitals, TORCH is a member-driven organization that responds quickly to answer concerns, supply information and provide support to its member hospitals. Hospital administrators can also obtain the personal benefits of professional commitment, career advancement and the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution.

Participation in TORCH helps administrators to reduce costs and increase revenue, to improve their skills and to provide effective management. Through participation in TORCH, administrators can help enhance the strength and stability of rural health care and will realize the return on their investment of dues paid.

Membership Advantages

  • Advocacy and representation
  • Useful and timely information
  • Resource documents and publications
  • Management/operational services and assistance
  • Hospital insurance programs
  • Educational programs designed specifically for rural and community hospitals
  • And more!

Types of Membership and Dues Information

Hospital (in state) General acute care hospital, less than 150 beds in size 
Annual Gross Revenue is less than $10 million - $1,750
Annual Gross Revenue is $10 to $50 million - $2,850
Annual Gross Revenue is more than $50 million - $3,550

Hospital (out of state) General acute care hospital, less than 150 beds in size 
Annual Gross Revenue is less than $10 million - $1,750
Annual Gross Revenue is $10 to $50 million - $2,850
Annual Gross Revenue is more than $50 million - $3,550

Benefits for Hospital Members
We rely on the business leaders in our corporate membership to provide the education and information needed on technology, equipment improvements and new products so that hospitals can operate more efficiently by making sound buying decisions.

TORCH provides its hospital members with a group of corporate members who are experienced in working with small hospitals, who know the special needs of rural areas, and who endeavor to provide valuable services.

Hospital Membership Application
If you're a hospital and wish to join TORCH, please download the Hospital Membership application, complete the form and send it with your dues payment. 

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Corporate Partners

An important component of the organization is the corporate category of membership for the many companies/organizations providing products and services for rural hospitals. We understand that rural health care is a unique business. It takes special companies to work with small hospitals to provide the goods and services necessary to operate in this challenging environment.

Corporate Membership

Commercial or professional entity that provides products or services to rural and community hospitals - $1,150
Corporate Member Benefits/Application Form

Benefits for Corporate Members

TORCH devotes a full issue of its newsletter each year to focus exclusively on corporate members and highlight endorsed vendors.

In addition, an excellent benefit for companies is the opportunity to participate in the annual TORCH Conference of Rural & Community Hospitals, the largest educational, networking, and trade show in the Southwest especially for small and rural hospitals.

This meeting brings together hospital administrators, chief financial officers, executive officers and trustees for a three-day event and provides vendors with access to the buyers of health care products and services in a friendly, casual atmosphere. A Business and Industry Advisory Council advises the TORCH Board of Directors and staff about the association's vendor-related activities.

Corporate memberships by companies with interest in supporting rural and community hospitals are greatly appreciated. If you wish to join TORCH as a Corporate Member, please download the Corporate Membership application, complete the form and send it with your dues payment. 

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Additional Membership Options

Affiliate Health care systems
State agencies and other organizations interested/involved in rural community health care - $550
Affiliate Member Benefits/Application Form


Individual
Individuals interested in rural and community hospitals/rural health care, not associated with entities in the other categories - $175
Individual Member Benefits/Application Form


Student Individuals
Undergraduate and Graduate college students pursuing careers in health care-related fields and who have an interest in rural and community hospitals - $100
Student Member Benefits/Application Form

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Interested in Joining?

Please contact the TORCH Headquarters at (512) 615-6273 or email Rose Valenzuela.

Membership information and an application for the corporate, affiliate, associate or student categories will be sent to you right away. If you're a hospital and wish to join TORCH, please download the Hospital Membership application, complete the form and send it with your dues payment.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals. For membership information and an application for the corporate, affiliate, associate, or student categories to be sent to you right away, please contact Rose Valenzuela directly at (512) 615-6273.

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