Learning Objectives

The Rural Health Care Leadership Conference is designed for health care leaders from rural hospitals, health care systems with a strong presence in rural communities, rural health clinics, associations, and community health organizations. Participants include administrators, trustees, physician executives, nursing administrators, public health officials, and community leaders.

Participants will:

  • Examine the changing environment including the impact of COVID-19 and the 2020 elections on the rural hospital and health system.
  • Gain practical tools for achieving peak operational and clinical performance, while improving value, access and affordability through new models of payment and care delivery.
  • Revitalize leadership, boost governance expertise, and create a renewed organizational culture.
  • Strengthen the hospital’s capacity to deliver value-based care through unique partnerships, networks, and strategic affiliations that enhance care coordination, clinical integration, and business performance.
  • Explore how virtual health technologies and data analytics are improving access to care and information management.
  • Understand the consumer perspective, and examine emerging opportunities for connecting with patients as partners in care.
  • Learn strategies for fostering a culture of innovation.
  • Improve recruitment, retention and resilience of clinical talent and enhance care delivery through innovative staffing approaches.