Register Today for 2017 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference, June 21-23

April 14, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference, June 21-23, at Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This annual event is the statewide forum for examining the issues that impact small and rural hospitals most, networking and collaborating with colleagues, and bonding with your team of senior staff and members of your hospital board of trustees.

Each year, WHA’s Council on Rural Health acts as the planning committee for this conference, and again this year, they have crafted an interesting and diverse education agenda.

This year’s opening keynote speaker is J.D. Kleinke, medical economist and author, who will provide an up-to-the-minute look at the realistic options for legislators looking to replace the ACA, while minimizing political damage to themselves and economic damage to health care insurers, providers and beneficiaries. In addition, the 2017 agenda includes a presentation by Sam Quinones, journalist and author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

A variety of breakout sessions will give attendees the opportunity to examine and discuss models changing the delivery of and access to rural health care and ways in which data and technology are improving health care for rural populations. The conference will also include the popular education track focused on governance issues, including succession planning for a new senior leader, a hospital trustee’s role in physician recruitment and retention, and understanding CMS and state surveys.

Make attendance at this year’s conference a priority by registering today. A brochure is included in this week’s packet and online registration is available at

This story originally appeared in the April 14, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter