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2024 Nebraska Rural Health Conference

The Nebraska Hospital Association is teaming up again with the Nebraska Rural Health Association to host the 2024 Nebraska Rural Health Conference (formerly, Spring Forum). Join us in Kearney for two days of educational offerings to support rural Hospitals and Clinic staff from across Nebraska. 

Partnering Organizations



Rural Health Conference
June 4-5

RHC Office Manager/Department Lead Specialist Training
June 3 (pre-conference)

Rural Health Clinic Track
June 4 - At-A-Glance Agenda
This track is for all rural health clinic attendees, registering for this track does not require Rural Health Conference registration.

FHIR Conference
June 5 - FREE
FHIR is the new HL7 technology used to exchange data among payers, providers and patients.  Its initial focus was on payer:payer data exchange but expect to see future regulations focused on providers and patients.  Hospital CEOs and CFOs need to know about FHIR because its mandate will grow and competency with FHIR will be either a vulnerability or a strategic asset.


Please note: if you do not currently have an NHA login, please contact Heather Bullock ( or Tiffani Cullin ( at NHA to be added to the system prior to online registration.


Welcome Reception with Nebraska cover band Kid Shelleen
(featuring Senator Brian Hardin - Gering)

Keynote Speakers:
Brock Slabach

Michael Tackitt
Brownfield (TX) Regional Medical Center
Special guest speaker:
Troy Dannen, Athletic Director, UNL

Separate breakout session tracks and networking sessions including:
Community | Operations | Security/IT | Workforce | HFMA

Rural Health Clinic 
Billing and Coding Updates
Compliance Update
Behavioral Health
Elevating Employees and Community Engagement

FHIR Summit
Overview & Operations
Rural research and databases
Breakouts with EHR vendors 

CEUs available


For lodging accommodations while in Kearney, there are three hotel properties on the Younes campus offering group rates for this conference.  Reservations need to be made by May 13, 2024, to receive the discounted rates.  Contact any of the following properties and mention the NHA NeRHA Rural Health Conference to make your reservation:

 - $159.95 + tax/night   Crowne Plaza | (308) 238-7000 (connected to the conference center)  
 - $149.95 + tax/night   Hampton Inn & Suites | (308) 234-3400

Event Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor


NeRHA Platinum


NeRHA Gold



Event Sponsors

Additional Exhibitors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

Capital Care Staffing

Chief Construction


Davis Design

Docs Who Care

Konica Minolta



Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association

Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety

Nebraska Medicine

Offsite Image Management, Inc.

Oracle Health

The Rhino Group, Inc.

RTG Medical

See the Trainer

UMB Bank

UNMC College of Public Health

UNMC Great Plains IDeA CTR