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

June 19-21

Why you should attend #VITAL2019



VITAL2019 provides networking opportunities to reach a new level of success. Conference attendees represent diverse leaders who shape the future of essential hospitals and the vulnerable people and communities they serve.
Who Should Attend?

Preconference Workshop

Funding Population Health Programs

Essential hospitals employ a variety of innovative approaches to identify and secure the resources needed to support population health efforts. Explore available levers and strategies to obtain funding for projects to influence social determinants of health. Hear from essential hospitals who have successfully secured population health funding.
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Climate Resilience at Essential Hospitals Luncheon

This luncheon will provide an opportunity to learn from each other about successful environmental sustainability initiatives at essential hospitals. As the effects of climate change become more prevalent, hospitals are increasingly engaging in sustainability initiatives that build climate resiliency, control pollution, and reduce their carbon footprints. Stop by and share what steps your hospital is taking to reduce its environmental impact and build resilient communities. Topics discussed will include best practices, challenges to progress, and financial considerations related to investment in climate resilience and carbon reduction.
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Education and Schedule

About #VITAL2019

VITAL2019 offers an updated program with five education tracks, more than 30 sessions, and valuable content forged by member experience.

Take your organization to the next level by connecting with hundreds of hospital and health system leaders as you explore key issues, including behavioral and population health, hospital financing, patient safety, and quality improvement. With an unparalleled program VITAL2019 will provide you with the knowledge necessary to keep your hospital on the forefront of innovation.




Education Tracks







JW Marriott Marquis Miami

The deadline for making room reservations at the special America’s Essential Hospitals rate is Friday, May 24.


255 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131


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Demonstrate your commitment to the mission of essential hospitals and help your organization shape a strategy for success.

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

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Gage Awards

The 2019 Gage Awards program honors the outstanding work of America’s Essential Hospitals members. The awards recognize exceptional achievement in quality improvement and population health, distinguish association members nationally as industry leaders, and promote the spread of innovative programs and best practices. We showcase recipients at one of our conference’s most popular events: our annual Gage Awards luncheon, Thursday, June 20.

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Counting Down

Bridge knowledge and success at VITAL2019, the annual meeting of America’s Essential Hospitals, June 19–21, in Miami

From last year

Check out the gallery from our conference held in 2018 in San Francisco.



Registration Info

Registration for VITAL2019 is now open! Demonstrate your commitment to the mission of essential hospitals and help your organization shape a strategy for success.

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