Education event

Rural Health Care Symposium
Setting the Course — register now for the 30th annual Rural Health Care Symposium

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February 19 – 20, 2015
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina, Redondo Beach, CA


The seas are changing. For rural hospitals, change is coming swiftly. It’s going to take all hands on deck and a strong team to implement ACA while continuing to meet the needs of rural communities.

Your destination is in sight, but how will you lead your team there? This two-day executive-level program will provide you with innovative ideas, insights and tools to set your facility on a course to success. Topics for this year’s program include:

  • Considerations for alliance and collaboration — evaluating your services
  • Federal rural health policy — what to expect regarding value based purchasing and bundled payment initiative
  • Generating excellence — leadership role in transforming the culture of your organization
  • Challenging patients in the ED — management and transitions for vulnerable populations
  • Good governance — how trustees can help their hospitals prosper
  • And much more.

Who should attend?

Chief executive officers, administrators, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, nurse leaders and trustees of rural hospitals would all benefit.



Register by January 27, 2015 and save
Members* $450
Nonmembers** $650 (limitations apply, see below)
Registrations received after January 27, add $100.

Tuition includes reception, luncheon, symposium materials and CEs.

* Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. ** Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to non-member California hospitals.

Continuing Education

Full attendance at the educational session is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education credit. Attendees must sign in at the symposium and, when required, include professional license number. Certificates of attendance will be emailed.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 10.25 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education Credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward the advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 11924, for 12.3 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy

A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation received in writing by February 11. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitutions notificatons may be faxed to (916) 552-7506 or emailed to In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act contact the CHA Education Department at (916) 552-7637.

Photo Release — Consent to Use Photographic Images and Recordings

Registration and attendance at CHA programs and other activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee with CHA for use and distribution of the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotape.


Crown Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina
300 North Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-8888
(800) 368-9760 (reservations)

Room reservation deadline is January 27, 2015
The Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina is the host hotel and site of this year’s event. Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $189, single and double occupancy. For reservations, call (800) 368-9760 and mention the “Rural Health Care Symposium.”


Do you have a product or service of interest to rural hospitals? This annual conference is an opportunity to reach California rural hospital executives all in one place.

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