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					    TORCH
       2010
     ANNUAL
   CONFERENCE
     Program




2010
        A proud history,
         A bright future
     ANNUAL CONFERENCE
         & TRADE SHOW
         April 14-16, 2010
    HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL DALLAS
                  TEXAS ORGANIZATION of RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS CONFERENCE PROGRAM                      2010
                   A proud history,
                      A bright future
As we celebrate our 20th year of dedicated service to       A VAST RESOURCE of
rural and community hospitals across Texas, we are          PRODUCTS & SERVICES
also preparing for the ensuing changes that will likely
result from health care reform, HIT adoption, growing       The Trade Show continues to attract the best possible
workforce shortages and the many other challenges that      partners for rural and community hospitals. Exhibits
our hospital members are currently facing. The 2010         showcase a vast selection of products and services designed
TORCH Annual Conference and Tradeshow provides a            especially to meet your needs. These companies are eager
forum to raise awareness of important rural healthcare      to work with health care providers in the rural Southwest.
issues and to help educate rural hospital executives,       And their representatives are experts in their service field
trustees and other stakeholders about the various           and product line. This is your one opportunity all year to see
improvements and efficiencies that are available to         the newest, the most and the best, to make valuable vendor
them.                                                       contacts, and to comparison shop – all in one convenient
                                                            place.
Our goal is to ensure that you have the best
conference experience ever by providing quality             AWARD OF MERIT for
education, networking opportunities and easy access         OUTSTANDING RURAL
to rural hospital leaders and decision-makers. The best     HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
education, the most networking opportunities and easy
access to rural hospital’s leaders and decision makers.     Each year at the TORCH Annual Conference, the Gordon
                                                            Russell Award of Merit is presented by the Board of
The knowledgeable professionals that are invited to
                                                            Directors to recognize an individual administrator for
speak and represent their companies at our Annual           accomplishments, leadership, and efforts in advancing the
Trade Show are certain to provide you with the skills       value of rural and community hospitals in Texas.
and advice you need to deal effectively with your most
important customers.                                        The award’s namesake, Mr. Gordon Russell, established high
                                                            standards during his long and distinguished career in the
Come and be a part of the biggest event dedicated           health care industry with his commitment and dedication.
exclusively to rural hospital administration, finance and   Continuing that tradition, the previous Award of Merit
advocacy. We promise that this year’s TORCH Annual          recipients were:
Conference and Trade Show will be better than ever.
                                                            Mr. Ben Durr                            Mr. Ernest Flores, Jr.
So, come prepared to learn, network and discover what
                                                            Ms. Frances T. Smith                    Mr. Windell McCord
the future has in store for you, your facility and your     Mr. Jim B. Smith                        Mr. Lynn Heller
community as we embark on another 20 year journey.          Mr. Ernie Parisi                        Mr. Mike Click
Don’t miss this opportunity!                                Mr. Doug Langley                        Mr. Wally Boyd

                                                             Join us in celebrating the achievements
                                                                of the Year 2010 recipient at the
                                                                 Award Dinner on April 15th.
                         David Pearson
                                                                              Category II ACHE
                         TORCH President/CEO                          continuing education credit is available

                                                                              SILENT AUCTION
                                                                               brought to you by the
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 2010 TEXAS ORGANIZATION of RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS CONFERENCE PROGRAM

2010 Scheduleof Events
Wednesday, April 14
1:00 pm	      Welcome	and	Opening	Remarks
1:10 pm	      The	National	Rural	Health	Policy	Perspective                     Going Once...Twice
2:00 pm	      Texas	State	Advocacy	Update
2:50 pm		     Refreshment	Break                                                The TORCH Foundation is pleased to host it’s
3:00 pm	      Federal	and	State	Office	of	Rural	Health	Update                  2nd Annual Silent Auction. Proceeds from
4:00 pm	      Meaningful	Use	Requirements	                                     last year’s event went to create and support
	             -	What	This	Means	for	Rural	Providers                            the Foundation’s new education scholarships
4:50 pm	      On	the	Front	Lines	of	the	Healthcare	Reform	Debate               and stipends. This year’s Silent Auction
5:30 pm	      Reception	in	the	Exhibit	Hall                                    proceeds will be used to expand our education
	                                                                              scholarships offering in 2010.
Thursday, April 15                                                             This is a wonderful opportunity for you to
7:30 am		   Breakfast	in	the	Exhibit	Hall	(Silent	Auction	Opens)            show your support, and, you could walk away
8:00 am	    TORCH	Membership	Meeting	(Video	Presentation)                   with something special you’ve always wanted!
8:30 am		   Leading	the	Rural	Healthcare	Reform	Revolution:	                If you are interested in making a donation for
	           Creating	a	Brighter	Future	for	Your	Patients	and	People         the auction, watch your mail for information
10:30 am		 Refreshment	Break                                                or call us at the TORCH office. Join in this fun
11:00 am		 How	to	Escape	The	Benefits	Death	Spiral                          way to make this event a success and support
12:30 pm		 Legal	Update	2010,	Getting	it	Right	for	the	Future               our services to benefit rural hospitals in Texas!
1:20 pm		   The	Whole	Globe’s	A-Twitter
2:00 pm		   Exhibit	Hall	Visits
3:00-3:50 pm         Concurrent Sessions - Round 1:
	           	        A.	Hospital	Profitability	in	Challenging	Times
	           	        B.		Financial	Markets:		a	Strong	Run,	a	Deep	Pause	and	New	Opportunities
	           	        C.		Managing	Quality	Improvement	from	the	Bedside	to	the	Boardroom
4:00-4:50 pm         Concurrent Sessions - Round 2:
	           	        A.		How	to	Work	Effectively	in	Medicare’s	New	Electronic	Environment
	           	        B.		The	Community	Hospital	that	Could,	and	Did!
	           	        C.		What	Every	CEO	Should	Know	About	GPOs
5:00-5:50 pm         Concurrent Sessions - Round 3:
	           	        A.		Finding	Diamonds	in	the	Rough:	Your	Guide	to	a	Better	Bottom	Line
	           	        B.		Telemedicine	101
	           	        C.	Controlling	Emergency	Management	Risks...Before,	During	and	After
6:00 pm     Reception in the Exhibit Hall (Silent Auction Closes)
7:00 pm     20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
	
Friday, April 16
7:30 am	       Breakfast	in	the	Exhibit	Hall
8:00 am	       TORCH,	TMSI	and	Foundation	Activity	Update
8:50 am	       A	Dozen	Ways	to	Stay	Future	Focused	and	Not	Lose	Sight	of	What’s	Going	on	Now
9:50 am	       Refreshment	Break
10:10 am	      Population	Change	in	Texas	and	the	United	States:
	              Implication	for	Education,	the	Labor	Force	and	Healthcare
11:00 am	      Innovative	Approaches	to	Revenue	Cycle	Management
11:50 am	      Closing	Remarks
12:00 pm							Post-Conference	Session	-	Texas	PSO	Project	Workshop	
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                 TEXAS ORGANIZATION of RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS CONFERENCE PROGRAM                       2010

              Agenda
2010 Conference
Wednesday, April 14
1:00 pm     Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:10 pm     The National Rural Health Policy Perspective
            Speaker: Alan Morgan
            This interactive and informative session will look at current and future policy trends impacting rural Texans
            healthcare. Attendees will learn about pending Federal regulatory and legislative proposals that would
            seek to increase healthcare access and quality. This session will also examine the existing healthcare
            reform proposals and what is in store for rural health in the coming year.
2:00 pm     Texas State Advocacy Update
            Speaker: Don McBeath
            Join us for an update on the impact and implications of the 81st Texas Legislative session. We’ll explore
            topics of interest during the legislature’s interim hearing, and take a look ahead at some of the pivotal
            issues facing rural and community hospitals in 2010 and beyond.
2:50 pm     Refreshment Break
3:00 pm     Federal and State Office of Rural Health Update
            Speakers: Paul Moore and Theresa Cruz
            The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) and Texas Department of Rural Affairs (TDRA) are tasked with
            promoting better healthcare services in rural America and Texas, respectively. ORHP, headquartered in
            Washington, provides grants and programs that improve access to rural healthcare providers. Recently,
            ORHP has played a pivotal role in addressing healthcare reform and Health Information Technology across
            rural America. The Texas Department of Rural Affairs, formerly ORCA, also provides critical funding to
            support rural hospitals in Texas and is responsible for analyzing rural policies that are under consideration
            by state agencies and the state legislature. Come see what the leaders of these two vital support agencies
            are doing to make certain that rural communities continue to have access to the healthcare they deserve.
4:00 pm     Meaningful Use Requirements - What This Means for Rural Providers
            Speaker: John T. Donnelly
            Recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced its proposed rule and the Office of
            the National Coordinator (ONC) released its interim final rule for the ARRA electronic health record
            (EHR) incentive program. The session will provide an overview of the meaningful use requirements and
            what this means for rural and community hospitals. In particular, this session will focus on what rural
            hospitals and providers can do in terms of implementing key processes and qualifying technologies in order
            to reach meaningful use. Learn what has been clarified through these rules so that you can plan and be
            prepared, and what’s still ambiguous so that we can work toward getting the answers we need. Don’t miss
            out on this critical session.
4:50 pm     On the Front Lines of the Healthcare Reform Debate
            Speaker: Representative Garnett Coleman, Chairman House County Affairs
            While Congress has been considering how best to revamp the U.S. healthcare system, the state is facing a
            budgetary crisis that may impinge on the delivery of current healthcare services. Come to hear one
            veteran’s opinion on what to expect as the legislative session approaches.
5:30 pm     Reception in the Exhibit Hall




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 2010 TEXAS ORGANIZATION of RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Thursday, April 15
7:30 am     Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall (Silent Auction Opens)
8:00 am     TORCH Membership Meeting (Video Presentation)
8:30 am     Leading the Rural Healthcare Reform Revolution:
            Creating a Brighter Future for Your Patients and People
            Speaker: Brian Lee
            This dynamic practical how to presentation provides a roadmap of how to successfully navigate the winds
            of healthcare reform and leverage change to implement patient, employee and physician satisfaction. A
            critical success factor in leading the reform revolution is having a clear vision of your organization’s
            destination for change. In this presentation, Brian will walk you through 13 critical steps and will provide
            strategies on how to overcome resistance to change, bringing your organization one step closer to
            achieving a culture of engagement.
10:30 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am    How to Escape The Benefits Death Spiral-Panel
            Moderator: Barry Couch
            Panel Members: Rob Valerious, Jeff Turner, Lisa Stultz-Bleakley
            As CEOs address the challenge of ensuring the long-term success of their hospitals, most are faced with
            a growing number of significant challenges. In the face of these challenges, many are finding the
            conventional, annual renewal-based approach to managing employee benefits to be ineffective and
            frustrating. As each renewal brings higher premiums, their options continue to diminish and they feel
            forced to repeatedly reduce benefits, or transfer costs to employees, or both. While this approach may
            provide temporary relief from the fiscal pain they are suffering, it is not an effective long-term cure for
            relentless premium increases, and it may even threaten the very survival of the hospital.
11:50 am    Annual Luncheon
12:30 pm Legal Update 2010, Getting it Right for the Future
            Speakers: Kevin Reed and Fletcher Brown
            This annual legal update is a fun and fast paced review of important legal issues currently facing hospitals
            and healthcare providers. Attendees will learn about recent developments in information technology,
            liability, fraud enforcement, physician employment and contracts, medical staff issues, licensing and
            human resources issues. This session will provide valuable “take home” information to assist CEOs and
            administrative staff.
1:20 pm     The Whole Globe’s A-Twitter
            Speaker: Steve Jolly
            Social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are becoming more and more prevalent in
            today’s society. With millions of users around the globe (and in our own communities) these new ‘business’
            tools are changing the way we communicate with our community. Best of all - they are FREE. Come see
            how you too can leverage these exciting new marketing and communications tools.
2:00 pm     Exhibit Hall Visits - Special dedicated time to visit with each of our sponsors and exhibitors. Use this
            time to discover a variety of vendors who want to do business with rural hospitals. Come and see what
            they have to offer!
3:00-3:50 pm        Concurrent Sessions -- Round 1
                    A. Hospital Profitability in Challenging Times-Panel
                    Moderator: William Parrish
                    Panel Members: Michael Oatman, Deborah Whitley, Kermit Lowe, Jan Neal
                    This session will address important hospital financial issues including: RACs, Current Developments
                    in Meaningful Use, Cost Controls, Cost Reimbursement, Coding and Chargemaster Issues and
                    Revenue Generation Issues.


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               TEXAS ORGANIZATION of RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS CONFERENCE PROGRAM                       2010
Thursday, April 15, cont.
               B. Financial Markets: a Strong Run, a Deep Pause and New Opportunities
               Speaker: Jim Neill
               Participants in this presentation and discussion will examine what factors led us into the current
               market condition, what those conditions mean for interest rates and the ability for rural hospitals to
               access capital, and what financial options have been recently created and/or modified to adapt to
               these market trends. Hospitals will understand how they can capitalize on temporary financing
               opportunities, including both federal and local resources, to move beyond bleak conditions and
               instead toward a bright future.
               C. Managing Quality Improvement from the Bedside to the Boardroom
               Speaker: Dan Walters
               How do you create the capacity for your hospital to improve quality of care at the bedside and at
               the same time focus on quality as a strategic imperative in the boardroom? How do you tie all of the
               pieces together to improve core measures and get the board on board with quality? Come learn
               practical quality improvement tools to manage improvement of your core measures and learn
               practical change management tools to use with your board to create a strategy for quality
               improvement. Explore new ways to align day-to-day improvement activities with the high level goals
               for your hospital.
4:00-4:50 pm   Concurrent Sessions -- Round 2
               A. How to Work Effectively in Medicare’s New Electronic Environment
               Speaker: Larry Anderson
               It’s a digital age, so much so that Medicare is requiring that nearly everything be done electronically.
               That means that in order to be successful, you must adjust to this new way of working with your
               facility’s most significant payor. Find out how to access your PS&R reports monthly, annually or any
               way you like them. Also, learn how to access the many other valuable reports that are available
               to you electronically. Then, you can begin designing processes that will help you operate effectively
               in the electronic Medicare environment.
               B. The Community Hospital that Could, and Did!-Panel
               Speakers: Jay Seifert and Dennis Jack
               Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger is proving that a modest investment in wellness can
               deliver multiple organizational benefits. Leading by example, the hospital is raising awareness and
               engaging schools, businesses and organizations in the creation of a new culture of wellness in
               their community. This panel discussion will describe the strategies employed and will explore the
               long-term economic benefits of this hospital-based, community-driven initiative.
               C. What Every CEO Should Know about GPOs
               Speaker: Jeff Nellis
               This presentation explains in detail what a group purchasing organization (GPO) is, how it works
               and the membership benefits to be realized. What should you be looking for in a GPO? As a rural
               community or critical access hospital, can you expect substantive discounts and cost reductions?
               What are pricing tiers and how do they affect me? What all is covered in a GPO’s contract portfolio?
               Can they help me with capital purchases and if so, how? What else can/should you expect from a
               GPO? These questions and more will be presented and discussed during this informative session.
5:00-5:50 pm   Concurrent Sessions -- Round 3
               A. Finding Diamonds in the Rough: Your Guide to a Better Bottom Line
               Speaker: Brandon Durbin
               Improving your hospital’s finances is much easier if you know where to look and how best to
               respond. We will focus on the “Diamonds” that you may be missing… With all the looming changes
               in healthcare, you cannot afford to be missing out on profit potential. Don’t miss this important
               session as we go in search of the diamonds that are hidden in your operations, your business office,
               your cost report and much more.
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2010 TEXAS ORGANIZATION of RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Thursday, April 15, cont.
                B. Telemedicine 101
                Speaker: Don McBeath
                More and more rural hospitals are hearing about telemedicine and some are even looking at
                potential telemedicine applications in their hospital. Delivering care electronically is becoming
                easier, faster and cheaper than ever before. This presentation will provide an overview of what
                telemedicine is and how it works, to help hospitals better understand it and assess whether it is right
                for them.
                C. Controlling Emergency Management Risks . . . Before, During and After
                Speakers: Mary Seisser and Todd Anderson
                Is your rural healthcare facility prepared to address the “before, during and after” of emergency
                management planning? Adverse events such as hail damage, wind storms, lightning and adverse
                patient outcomes can expose rural healthcare organizations to multiple business, clinical, operational
                and property risks. This session will highlight essential prevention, planning and preparation, and
                response and recovery tactics within an emergency management plan. Resources and tools used in
                identifying and quantifying related risk exposures will also be discussed.
6:00 pm    Reception in the Exhibit Hall (Silent Auction Closes)
7:00 pm    20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner



Friday, April 16
7:30 am    Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 am    TORCH, TMSI, and Foundation Activity Update
8:50 am    A Dozen Ways to Stay Future Focused and Not Lose Sight of What’s Going on NOW!
           Speaker: Tim Wright
           This keynote presentation offers concrete actions that combine focus on the future and attention to
           current engagement. Recognizing that change will affect every level in every hospital, Tim shares specific
           ways for CEOs to ready their board and their leadership team for changes pending; Leaders to convey
           “change readiness” tactics to management; Managers to maintain (even increase) employees’ engagement
           now and to prepare for operational changes before they happen.
9:50 am    Refreshment Break
10:10 am   Population Change in Texas and the United States:
           Implications for Education, the Labor Force and Healthcare
           Speaker: Steve Murdock
           This presentation examines three demographic patterns impacting Texas and the United States. These
           include differentials in rates of population growth, the changing racial/ethnic composition and the aging
           of the population, and the implications of these demographic changes for education, the labor force,
           and health in Texas and the United States if the current relationships between these demographic changes
           and socioeconomic changes are not altered.
11:00 am   Innovative Approaches to Revenue Cycle Management-Panel
           Speakers: Robin Bradbury, Todd Biederman, Chad Polk
           Getting cash in the door is the name of the game. Managing the revenue cycle in your facility can pay huge
           dividends when done properly. Come hear three different perspectives on how to improve your financial
           position by implementing proven strategies and processes that will ensure positive results.
11:50 am   Closing Remarks
12:00 pm   Post-Conference Session - Texas PSO Project Workshop


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               TEXAS ORGANIZATION of RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS CONFERENCE PROGRAM   2010

2010 Conference
              Speakers
Larry Anderson - JW Anderson & Associates, P.C., Lubbock
Todd Anderson - CNA Risk Control, Chicago, IL
Todd Biederman - Blackhawk Healthcare, Austin
Robin Bradbury - re|solution, Lewisville, CO
Fletcher Brown - Davis & Wilkerson, P.C., Austin
Representative Garnett Coleman, Chairman County Affairs, Austin
Barry Couch - HealthSure Insurance Services, Inc., Temple
Theresa Cruz - Texas Department of Rural Affiars, Austin
John T. Donnelly - JMS Healthcare Partners, LLC, Colonia, NJ
Brandon Durbin - Durbin & Company, LLP, Lubbock
Dennis Jack - Golden Plains Community Hospital, Borger
Steve Jolly - SRJ Marketing, Dallas
Brian Lee, CSP - Custom Learning Systems Group, Ltd, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Kermit Lowe - Parrish, Moody & Fikes, Waco
Don McBeath - Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals, Austin
Paul Moore, DPh - HHS/HRSA/Rural Health Policy, Rockville, MD
Alan Morgan - National Rural Health Association, Washington, DC
Steve Murdock - Rice University, Houston
Jan Neal - Parrish, Moody & Fikes, Waco
Jim Neil - Lancaster Pollard, Austin
Jeff Nellis - FirstChoice Cooperative, Tyler
Michael Oatman - Parrish, Moody & Fikes, Waco
Bill Parrish - Parrish, Moody & Fikes, Waco
Chad Polk - Med A/Rx, Charlotte, NC
Kevin Reed - Davis & Wilkerson, P.C., Austin
Jay Seifert - LoneStart Wellness, Dripping Springs
Mary Seisser - CNA HealthPro Risk Control, Chicago, IL
Lisa Stultz-Bleakley - Hewitt Associates, The Woodlands
Jeff Turner - Moore County Hospital District, Dumas
Rob Valerious - Allied Benefit Systems, Inc., Chicago, IL
Dan Walters - Dan Walters Associates, LLC, Austin
Deborah Whitley - Parrish, Moody & Fikes, Waco
Tim Wright - Wright Results, Austin

           Many thanks to all our talented speakers who
         have volunteered their time to share their knowledge
          and their expertise during this year’s conference.

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2010 TEXAS ORGANIZATION of RURAL & COMMUNITY HOSPITALS CONFERENCE PROGRAM

INFORMATION and Dates
   TORCH: Leading the Way                                                  CONTACT
                                                                           INFORMATION
   The mission of the Texas Organization of Rural &                        TORCH Office
                                                                           505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 150
   Community Hospitals is to be the voice and principal
                                                                           Austin, TX 78752
   advocate for rural and community hospitals in Texas                     OR
   and to provide leadership in addressing the special                     P.O Box 14547
   needs and issues of the state’s rural and community                     Austin, TX 78761
                                                                           Phone: (512) 873-0045
   hospitals. For 20 years TORCH has been the only
                                                                           Email: torch@torchnet.org
   hospital association in Texas dedicated to rural and                    Web: torchnet.org
   community hospitals.
                                                                           HOTEL INFORMATION
TORCH Annual Membership Meeting –                                          A	block	of	rooms	is	reserved	for	TORCH
Thursday, April 15, 8:00 am                                                conference	 participants	 at	 the	 Hotel	
The	Board	of	Directors	will	report	to	the	members	on	the	current	          Inter-Continental	 Dallas,	 15201	 Dallas	
status	and	future	direction	of	the	organization	and	elections	will	be	     Parkway,	Addison,	Texas	75001.	
held	for	positions	on	the	Board	of	Directors.
                                                                           Call the hotel directly at
6th Annual Early Bird Golf Tournament – The afternoon of                   (972) 386-6000 before
Tuesday, April 13                                                          March 29th for reservations.
In	honor	of	Evan	Evans,	former	CEO	of	The	Merrimac	Group,	is	
planned	and	organized	by	Margaret	Evans.		It	will	be	held	at	The	          The	special	conference	rate	is	$145.00	
Tribute	Golf	Club	in	the	Colony.                                           (single/double)	before	the	deadline.	
                                                                           All	programs	and	facilities	are	accessible	
Continuing Education Credit:                                               to	 the	 handicapped.	 If	 you	 require	
1)	 A	total	of	14	hours	of	continuing	education	units	for	CPAs	are	        assistance	or	have	special	dietary	needs,	
available	 through	 this	 program	 	 from	 the	 Texas	 State	 Board	 of	   please	contact	the	conference	office	at	
Public	Accountancy:	sponsor	#	04763.                                       (512)	 873-0045	 prior	 to	 the	 beginning	
                                                                           of	the	conference.
2)	 TORCH	 is	 authorized	 to	 award	 14	 hours	 of	 pre-approved	
Category	 II	 (non-ACHE)	 continuing	 education	 for	 this	 program	
toward	advancement,	or	recertification	in	the	American	College	of	
Healthcare	Executives.		Participants	in	this	program	wishing	to	have	
the	continuing	education	hours	applied	toward	Category	II	credits	
should	 indicate	 their	 attendance	 when	 submitting	 application	 to	
the	American	College	of	Healthcare	Executives	for	advancement	or	
recertification.

3)	 This	program	qualifies	for	Critical	Access	Hospital	Board	Training	
Reimbursement	through	TDRA.		For	information	go	to:
	www.tdra.state.tx.us/Healthcare/indexs.htm.                                                             page nine
     2010 Schedule of Events



            JUNE 2010
     TORCH Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
   Conference and Tradeshow in Austin, Texas



             JULY 2010
 Northwest Texas Hospital Association (NWTHA)
              Annual Convention
July 14-16, MCM Elegante Suites in Abilene, Texas



         AUGUST 2010
Texas Association of Rural Health Clinics (TARHC)
               Annual Conference
   August 10-12, Omni Hotel in Austin, Texas



      SEPTEMBER 2010
TORCH Leadership & Management Institute (TLMI)
 Training Seminar and Retreat near Austin, Texas




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                             2010 TORCH Annual Conference & Trade Show
                                   Hotel InterContinental Dallas -April 14 -16, 2010

     Conference Registration Form
               ADVANCE REGISTRATION FEES                                     ONE-DAY REGISTRATION FEES
                  CUT-OFF DATE - APRIL 2                                 in advance or on-site; one day only (circle day attending)
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         TORCH MEMBER                          $225
         Second member registrant              $200                          $80 Wed or Fri                 $100 Wed or Fri
         Each additional member                $180 x___                     $130 Thurs                     $150 Thurs

         NON MEMBER                           $325 x___                          SPOUSE/GUEST EVENT FEES
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                      $265                   $350                   ANNIVERSARY Dinner                $45 Name _____________


              QUESTIONS? Call the TORCH Office at                                  VENDORS MAY PARTICIPATE AT A
         (512)873-0045 or email us at torch@torchnet.org .                           SPONSORSHIP LEVEL ONLY


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TEXAS CONFERENCE of
RURAL and COMMUNITY HOSPITALS
P.O. Box 14547
Austin, TX 78761

ANNUAL CONFERENCE
& TRADE SHOW
April 14 –16, 2010
Hotel Inter-Continental–Dallas
Addison, Texas



CONFERENCE
Program
APPLICATION DUE DATE:
MARCH 26, 2010




Produced by: TORCH
Texas Organization of Rural
& Community Hospitals
2010

				
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