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Advancing Healthcare Symposium

The Future of

Rural Health

October 14, 2020 | The Four Seasons Chicago

Registration Opens June 2020

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About the Event

Kaufman Hall and Maynard Cooper are co-hosting an Advancing Healthcare Symposium on the Future of Rural Health. The challenges facing rural healthcare today are as diverse as the landscape of rural America. Join healthcare executives and policy experts at a half-day symposium dedicated to a discussion of solutions that will help secure the future of rural health.


This one-day symposium will address the following topics:

Clinician Recruitment and Retention

The Future of the Rural Hospital

New Care and Payment Models in Rural Health



October 14

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10 AM


8:10 - 9:00 AM

Keynote Session: Today's Rural Health Landscape

Insights on Today’s rural health landscape from Michelle Rathman, host of Rural Matters podcast series

9:10 - 10:00 AM

The Rural Hospital

Changing visions for the rural hospital in a discussion moderated by Moody’s Daniel Steingart

10:10 - 11:00 AM

The Rural Clinical Workforce

Developing the next generation of rural clinicians with Dr. Harry Wilkins, Quincy Medical Group

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

New Care and Payment Models for Rural Health

Innovative payment and care delivery models for rural health with Jennifer Findley, Kansas Hospital Association

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Policy Panel Discussion

Promising policy solutions for the challenges facing rural healthcare providers with representatives from AHA, AAFP, and AAMC

  • Ashley Thompson, SVP, Public Policy and Development, American Hospital Association

  • Shawn Martin, SVP of Advocacy, Practice Advancement, and Policy, American Academy of Family Physician

  • Scott Shipman, MD, Director, Clinical Innovations, Association of American Medical Colleges


Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

120 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611

​Information on hotel room blocks and group rates is forthcoming.

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