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Call For Proposals

VITAL2020 will be held June 17–19, 2020, at the Loews Chicago Downtown, in Chicago. Proposals for all session types and tracks are being accepted until Nov. 22, 2019.

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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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