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The 39th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference

October 12-14, 2022 at the Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR

The annual Oregon Rural Health Conference is the largest gathering in Oregon dedicated to sharing information and showcasing innovative approaches to health and the delivery of health care in rural Oregon. The conference brings together providers, administrators, consumers, policy makers and others to exchange ideas and share expertise.

Click here for the conference agenda.

Click here for the RHC workshop agenda.

Registration

Registration is now open!

Register here.

Please contact Laura Potter | 503-494-5244 with any questions.

Lodging

The block of rooms that we reserved at Sunriver is full, and they have no more hotel rooms available. However, there are plenty of other vacation properties for rent at Sunriver, via Sunriver (800 547 3922) or via Airbnb or VRBO. There are hotels in Bend and La Pine that are about a 20 – 25 minute drive away. 

Hotels in Bend:

  • La Quinta Inn, 61200 S Hwy 97, Bend 97702, $132
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bend South, 61070 S Hwy 97, Bend 97702, $199
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 425 SW Bluff Drive, Bend 97702, $224

Hotels in La Pine:

  • Best Western Newberry station, 16515 Reed Rd, La Pine, 97739, $147
  • Timbercrest Inn, 52560 US-97, La Pine, 97739, $154
  • Willamette Pass Inn, G3G5+V4 Crescent Lake, Crescent OR $224

Please contact Laura Potter | 503-494-5244 with any questions.

COVID-19 Update

As we all know, the Covid-19 situation is constantly evolving. We put your safety and that of the people you serve above all else.

The Oregon Office of Rural Health is housed at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). OHSU-sponsored events must comply with OHSU event attendee vaccination policies and testing protocols and those of the local public health authorities. OHSU's current guideline is that all attendees who are eligible for vaccination should be fully vaccinated and that when possible, people should observe social distancing. Although OHSU no longer requires masks for in-person events, the Oregon Office of Rural Health strongly encourages attendees to wear masks at the Conference as many of us serve vulnerable individuals.

Continuing Education

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Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Many professional boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 credits toward their CEU requirements.

By attending the 39th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference offered by the Oregon Office of Rural Health participants may earn up to 18 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Past ORH Conferences

Rural Health care Workforce:

Recruitment for Retention: Top Strategies

Michelle Varcho, Director of Operations and Education Outreach, 3RNET

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Provider Incentive Programs and How They Can Help with Recruitment and Retention

Bill Pfunder, Program Manager, Incentive Programs, ORH
Stacee Reed, Program Manager, Recruitment & Retention, ORH

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Rural Health Clinic Workshop

Exploring New RHC Scheduling Models to Improve Patient Access

Patty Harper, RHIA, CHTS-IM, CHT-PW, CEO, InQuiseek, LLC

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Intro to Workforce at the Oregon Office of Rural Health

Bill Pfunder, Program Manager, Incentive Programs, ORH
Stacee Reed, Program Manager, Recruitment & Retention, ORH

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A Prescription for Your Clinic: What’s the Best Option?

Katie Jo Raebel, CPA, Partner-Health Care Practice, Wipfli LLP

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Washington Update

Nathan Baugh, Director of Government Affairs for the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC)

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Community Health Workers (CHW): Roles and Partnerships in Rural Healthcare

Liberty Avila, MS, Executive Director, Northeast Oregon Network (NEON)
Shannon Cleveland, CHW, Grande Ronde Hospital
Jim Sheely, MSW, LCSW, Grande Ronde Hospital

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Advanced RHC Billing 2021

Charles James, Jr., President and CEO, North American HMS

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Understanding the RHC Program Evaluation

Charles James, Jr., President and CEO, North American HMS

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Is Your RHC Survey Ready?

Janis McDowell, BNS, MA, RN, Patient Safety Surveyor, OHA

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ORH Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) Project

Anne Mitchell, Sky High Consulting
Rachel Weinstein, Sky High Consulting

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Oregon Health Authority RHC Billing and Coding

Jennifer Smith, MPA, Safety Net Clinics Program Manager, OHA

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