Connect. Inspire. Lead.
The nation’s only essential conference

June 17–19


Advance quality and improve operations at your hospital by connecting with hundreds of essential hospital and health system leaders to explore behavioral and population health, hospital financing and policy, patient safety, quality improvement, and other key issues. With more than 25 sessions in four tracks forged by member experience—a program unequaled in its focus on mission-driven hospitals—VITAL2020 will arm you with the knowledge you need to keep your hospital on the forefront of innovation.

Learn promising practices from the field, gain valuable insight into the opportunities and challenges unique to mission-focused hospitals like yours, and help your organization shape a strategy for success.

Gage Awards

The Gage Awards program honors the outstanding work of America’s Essential Hospitals members. We were proud to recognize University Health and Regional One Health in the population health category and UK HealthCare and Erie County Medical Center in the quality improvement category. Congratulations to all our honorees!

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A look back at

VITAL2019 in Miami

VITAL2019, America’s Essential Hospitals’ annual conference, covered a wide variety of topics important to essential hospital leaders. Take a look back at last year’s conference.




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