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TORCH is now seeking applicants for the role of President/CEO

The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) seeks candidates for the CEO position in Austin, Texas. TORCH is a leading advocate and membership organization dedicated to the needs of rural and community hospitals.

Candidates must have 5+ years of experience in management as an executive or in the top administration of a membership association, health care organization or related business and have a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Business, Health Administration or a related field.

TORCH offers an excellent compensation and benefit package.

Send resumes to TORCH Search, 5608 Parkcrest Drive, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78731-4999 or by fax to 512-660-5979. Resumes will be accepted until December 31, 2017. For more information on this position, please see the detailed job posting here.

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. We will be uploading the official conference agenda soon.


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 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 if you are interested in participating in the event.


Thank you to all of our hospitals and clinics that attended HITCON 2017 this was one of our best conferences yet. We truly appreciate you all taking the time out of your facilities to join us. For those of you who were unable to attend, copies of the presentations are available to download below.

Bob Chaput - Your Hospital Team's Guide to Cyber Risk Management.

Cliff Kittle - Applying the Doctrine of Maneuver Warfare to the Execution of a Cybersecurity Action Plan.

Dr. Rao - Disaster Experience and Hospital Information Systems.

Mark Clayton - Welcome To Telemedicine.

Michael Gough - Defending Against Ransomware malware and what can you do about it.

Sarah Badahman - Incident Response Workshop.

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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