Join Us August 22-24, St. Simons Island

Meeting Registration

Registration Fee: $295

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Hotel Reservations

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Hotel Room Rates: $160-207/night

To make your hotel reservations call 912-638-3631 and ask for the GHA/Center for Rural Health room block.

Click here for more information about the hotel.

Reservation Deadline: July 20

Due to heavy summer activity, we recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible. The reservation deadline is July 20. After this date, rooms will be sold on a space- and rate-available basis.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, August 22

8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Earl Rogers, Georgia Hospital Association and

Joe Ierardi, Wayne Memorial Hospital

9:15-10:15 a.m. Remarkable: Creating the Purple Cow!

Dr. Michael Williams

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:30 a.m. Tips for Telling your Story

Kay Miller Temple, Rural Health Information Hub

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-1:45 p.m. New Hospital Stories

Ralph Castillo, Morgan Memorial Hospital and Alan Richman, InnoVative Capital

Michael Purvis, Cook Medical Center


1:45-2:00 p.m. Break

2:00-3:00 p.m. Telemedicine Reimbursement

Cybil Roehrenbeck, Polsinelli

3:00-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. Achieving a Culture of Zero Violence

Brian Uridge, Compliance One

5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception

Thursday, August 23

7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m. Community Wellness Innovation

Joanie Perkins, North Sunflower Medical Center

9:00-9:15 a.m. Break

9:15-10:15 a.m. Aligning Physician and Hospital Incentives through Quality

Dr. Mac Knight, Coker Group

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Behavioral Health Resource Showcase

Dennis White and Tod Citron, Alliant Health Solutions

Robyn Garrett, Georgia Association of Community Service Boards (GACSB)

Oliver Booker, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

12:00-1:00 p.m. New Board Recognition and Lunch

1:00 p.m. Networking Opportunities

Friday, August 24

7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m. National Rural Health Update

Sarah Macchiarola, American Hospital Association

9:00-9:30 a.m. Break and Checkout

9:30-10:00 a.m. Georgia HEART Update

Jim Kelly, Georgia HEART

Kate Saylor, Georgia HEART

Allison Saxby, Georgia HEART

10:00-11:00 a.m. GHA Update and On-Demand Board Education Reveal

11:00 a.m. Adjournment

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