Michigan Critical Access Hospital Conference

Register Now 2017 CAH Conference

Information for Participants

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Contact MCRH staff for the regristration information. 

All participants are to make their own hotel arrangements. You are encouraged to make reservations early since availability of rooms is limited.

  • Three (3) Standard guest rooms (2 beds) will be funded by MCRH with a lodging rate of $85.00. If you wish to reserve a studio parlor room (king) the rate is $105.00. You will be invoiced by MCRH for the difference ($20.00) after the conference.
  • Call Shanty Creek Resorts at (231) 533-8621 to make hotel accommodations. 
  • Click here to reserve your hotel online
  • Click here for registration information.

Information for Exhibitors

If your organization is interested in being an Exhibitor/Sponsor, please view the Exhibitor Prospectus for more details. CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS.

Click here for Shipping Information. 

All Exhibitors are to make their own hotel arrangements. You are encouraged to make reservatiosn early since availablity of rooms is limited. 

  • Guest Room Rate: $85.00 per night
  • Studio Parlor Room Rate: $105.00 per night
  • Call Shanty Creek Resorts at (231) 533-8621 to make hotel accommodations
  • Click here to reserve your hotel online 


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Brock Slabach, MPH, FACHE, Senior Vice-President for Member Services, National Rural Health Association

Bridges to Health and Healthcare: New Solutions for Improving Access and Quality Services

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Shape Up North- Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program and Integrating Healthcare and Human Services 

Video from conference

Integrating Healthcare Handout

Amand Woods, Shape Up North Coordinator, Munson Community Health, Shelly Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Spectrum Health Gerber, Dave Wingard, Director of Research & Strategic Development, TrueNorth

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Update

Paul Moore, DPh, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Rollout of FY 17-18 Michigan CAH Program 

Crystal Barther, Director of Performance Improvement, Michigan Center for Rural Health 

Cyber Security Threats and Awareness

Michael Davenport, President and Principal Security Consultant, TrilogySecurity, Inc. 

**If you would like a copy of this presentation, please contact the MCRH office at mchraa@hc.msu.edu. **

Aspirus Scholars Program: An Innovative Approach to Provider Recruitment & Retention

Kalynn Pempek, Executive Director, Aspirus Health Foundation & Volunteer Services

Health Law Update

Brian Bauer, Esq, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman



Conference Contact Information

(517) 355-7979