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CHA’s Rural Health Care Symposium Brings Hospital Leaders Together on Critical Issues

What’s happening: Timely educational offerings and productive discussions at CHA’s Rural Health Care Symposium on March 4-5 will help shape future organizational strategies for rural and critical access hospitals.  

What else to know: With record attendance, the 71 members representing 35 rural and critical access hospitals received updates on CHA’s state and federal legislative efforts, rural seismic strategies, and Medi-Cal and state finances. 

Attendees also heard firsthand how recruitment and retention efforts are being successfully implemented in Mendocino County, learned how the Washington State Hospital Association has improved its community and board engagement for the benefit of hospitals across that state, gained insights on how to make partnerships work for the betterment of a hospital, participated in leadership exercises to engage with their teams, and engaged with and asked questions of CHA’s President & CEO, Carmela Coyle, and immediate Past Board Chair, Todd Suntrapak.  

Preserving access to rural hospitals is one of CHA’s 2024 priorities, and this event ensured rural hospital leaders were given a platform to actively participate in conversations on important topics and have their voices heard on critical issues.