Include Your Hospital Trustees at This Year’s Rural Health Conference

May 11, 2018

Each year, the Wisconsin Rural Health Conference attracts nearly 100 hospital trustees from rural communities throughout the state, many of whom attend year after year. Those who attend find a wide range of education topics, as well as several targeted specifically at governance issues they deal with in their own organizations.

The 2018 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference will include the governance-specific topics of new ways to approach strategic planning; essential components of a successful and sustainable hospital philanthropy program; and understanding future health care reimbursement models. The 2018 agenda will also include a luncheon specifically for hospital trustees, as a venue to network with other trustees.

As you register yourself and your senior staff for this year’s conference, consider inviting your board of trustee members to attend as well. It’s a great way to expose them to national speakers, provide them targeted education, and spend time with them away from your hospital, all at a reasonable cost. This year’s conference is scheduled June 27-29 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Online registration and a conference agenda are now available at

This story originally appeared in the May 11, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter