Register Today for 2018 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference, June 27-29

April 20, 2018

Plan now to attend the 2018 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference, June 27-29 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. 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 once again in 2018, they have crafted an interesting and diverse education agenda. This year’s opening keynote speaker is Benjamin Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital in southwest Kansas. Since arriving at Kearny County Hospital in 2013, Anderson has received national acclaim for his work in physician recruitment, health promotion, women’s health initiatives and rural health care delivery innovations.

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, public policy issues affecting rural health care and ways in which data and technology are improving health care for rural populations. The conference will once again include the popular education track focused on governance issues, including new ways for boards to approach strategic planning, essential components for a successful and sustainable hospital foundation and understanding some of the future reimbursement models that will impact hospitals.

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

This story originally appeared in the April 20, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter