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TORCH 2018 Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Registration is now open for the TORCH Annual Conference & Tradeshow. This year's conference agenda will include advocacy, financial and operational topics that are relevant to the issues facing our rural hospitals today. Early bird registration ends March 21, 2018. Please click here to register.

Conference Agenda:

Please click here to download a copy of the conference agenda.

Lodging:

We encourage all attendees to make their room reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability. Please click here to book your reservation by the hotel cutoff date of March 21, 2018. Room rate of $179/night (single/double) is guaranteed for all TORCH attendees.

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the TORCH Annual Conference?

Good news, the 2018 Exhibitor Prospectus is now available for download. You can click here for a current map diagram and available booths. All booths in yellow have been sold. Please note: the tradeshow will sell out. Please make sure you reserve your booth early. Please contact Rose Valenzuela @ (512) 873-0045 or via email at rose@torchnet.org for more information.

Foundation Silent Auction and Raffle:

We are currently accepting donations for the Foundation Silent Auction and Raffle. All proceeds from the event are allocated to the Foundation Scholarship Fund. The TORCH Foundation is a 501c(3). All donations are tax deductible. Please contact Carrie Ruiz @ (512) 873-0045 or via email at cruiz@torchnet.org if you are interested in participating in the event.

Apply Now for the 2018 TORCH Foundation Scholarships – Deadline March 23, 2018

The TORCH Foundation is pleased to announce that the application process is now open for the 2018 MHA, Continuing Education and Internship Scholarships.

The TORCH Foundation 2018 Continuing Education Stipend will be awarded to a healthcare professional currently working in a TORCH Member healthcare facility who aspires to improve higher job performance by participating in a healthcare related continuing education event/opportunity (i.e. health education conference, course, seminar, workshop, training event, etc.). This individual demonstrates commitment to providing quality healthcare and values continuing education as a tool to achieve performance excellence in his/her occupation. There is a limit of one award per person per year. The stipend award can be used for registration fees and travel expenses up to $1000. You can download the application form here.

The TORCH Foundation 2018 Rural Healthcare Internship Stipend will be awarded to an individual, accepted to or currently participating in an internship program or practicum in a TORCH Member healthcare facility, who is dedicated to providing quality healthcare in rural areas and who aspires to become a healthcare professional in a rural area. Applicants must complete the eligibility requirements, as defined on the application form, including submission of a resume, a signed letter of recommendation by the internship program director or supervisor, and a one page personal statement that demonstrates both commitment to rural healthcare and interest in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. The Internship Stipend award is $1000. You can download the application form here.

The TORCH Foundation 2018 Texas MHA Student Scholarship will be awarded to a second year student currently enrolled in an accredited Texas Graduate Program of Healthcare Administration who has demonstrated academic excellence in their program and who aspires to work in the healthcare industry, preferably in a rural area. Applicants must be in good standing and complete the eligibility requirements, as defined on the application form, including submission of a current Graduate Program transcript, resume, a signed letter of recommendation by an instructor or advisor in the Graduate Program of Healthcare Administration, and a personal statement that demonstrates both commitment to healthcare administration and interest in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. The MHA Student Scholarship award is $1000. You can download the application form here.

Anyone interested in applying for these scholarships must complete the scholarship application and provide the supporting documentation to our office by March 23, 2018 to be eligible for consideration. Winners will be announced in early April and will be invited to be recognized at the TORCH Annual Conference awards banquet on April 11.

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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