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Rural Hospital Symposium June 25th and June 26th, Abilene, TX

June 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - June 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Due to the ever-changing situation and uncertainty we are all facing, the Texas Rural Health Association and the West Texas Area Health Education Center have decided to reschedule our event until June 25th and 26th.  

This new date works for most of our speakers and the agenda will remain the same including our keynote speaker, Alan Morgan (National Rural Health Association). 

We also encourage individuals to continue to register.  Please feel free to share with your contacts our website which has the registration information (www.trha.org). 

We hope to see everyone in June and we appreciate everyone’s support and please stay safe and healthy.


Addressing the Hospital Closure Crisis. Among the presenters who have committed are Alan Morgan with NRHA, Tom Banning of TAFP, and John Henderson with TORCH.

T&P Event Center
901 North 1st Street
Abilene, TX

Join us for our upcoming Rural Hospital Symposium!
The event will feature discussions and speakers including :

• Alan Morgan, CEO of National Rural Health Association
• Tom Banning, CEO of Texas Association of Family Physicians
• John Hawkins, Senior Vice President of Texas Hospital Association
• John Henderson, CEO of Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals
and other experts

Please join us as we discuss and address the crisis regarding rural hospital closures.

Keynote Speaker: Alan Morgan
CEO of National Rural Health Association

Recognized as among the top 100 most influential people in healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine, he has more than 27 years experience in health policy development at the state and federal level.


He previously worked for U.S. Congressman Dick Nichols and former Kansas Gov. Mike Hayden. Alan’s experience also includes tenures with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the Heart Rhythm Society, where he established a D.C.-based government affairs office. Prior to joining NRHA, he served as a federal lobbyist for VHA Inc.


Alan’s health policy articles have been published in The American Journal of Clinical Medicine, The Journal of Rural Health, The Journal of Cardiovascular Management, The Journal of Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology Review and Laboratory Medicine. Morgan has also served as a contributing author for the publications “Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care” and “Rural Populations and Health.”


Alan earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University.

Cost Trends and the Inevitable Legislative & Market Push-Back – 1:15 p.m.
Tom Banning, CEO – Texas Academy of Family Physicians Health Care


The webinar series will feature the following speakers and others over the course of several weeks.



June 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am
June 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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