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That’s A Wrap – TORCH 2018 Annual Conference

With over 700 people in attendance, this remains one of the largest rural health conferences nationwide and it would not be possible without the support of our member hospitals, endorsed and corporate partners, vendors and other rural stakeholders. We truly appreciate each and every one of you and the contribution you make to helping to advance rural healthcare in Texas. If you would like copies of any of the presentations from the meeting, you can access them below. And as always, we hope you will join us back in the Big-D for our 2019 TORCH Annual Conference and Tradeshow April 10-12.

2018 Conference Presentations:

Tuesday April 10th

Alan Morgan - A National Rural Perspective


Lisa Kirsch - Medicaid VBP Impact on Providers

Wednesday April 11th

Brandon Durbin - TORCH Reimbursement

Debra Whitley - Reimbursement and Finance

Dr. Saurin Patel - Implementing a Successful Rural Telemedicine Program

Dusty Thompson - Core Strength

Matthew Stoudt - Virtual Medicine Real Impact

Nora Belcher - Telemedicine’s Time Has Come Riding the Wave of the Future

Quang Ngo, Vicki Pascasio - TORCH,TMSI

Thursday April 12th

Bill Auxier - Rural Strong Begins with You

Kevin Reed, Jennifer Claymon - Legal Arguments, Advice and Analysis for Rural Hospitals

Save the Date – 2018 Critical Access Conference

TORCH is pleased to host the 2018 Texas Critical Access Hospital Conference and Trade Show. There are 84 CAHs in Texas and this is the only educational and networking event of its kind for Texas CAHs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend, stay current on key issues relevant to CAHs and network with industry professionals! The meeting will be held June 21-22 at the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, TX. If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please contact Rose Valenzuela Hospital registration will be posted soon.

25 Things To Know About Rural Hospitals

TORCH has prepared a quick fact sheet of the top 25 things to know about rural hospitals. Please click here to download the brief whitepaper.

Texas Rural Hospital Map

Click here to see a map of the rural hospitals throughout the state.

CAH Texas Network Map 2017



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2018 TORCH Annual Conference and Trade Show
April 10th-12th, 2018
Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX
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