The conference for
essential hospital leaders.

June 14-16 | CHICAGO
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Join us in Chicago, June 14–16, for VITAL2023, the largest gathering of essential hospital professionals. America’s Essential Hospitals’ annual conference offers an innovative learning curriculum through our four education tracks, professional development opportunities, insightful keynote speakers, and numerous chances to network with essential hospital leaders and industry experts.

Registration coming soon. Early Bird registration will be available through March 17, 2023.



Attendees will connect with a vibrant community of leaders who shape the future of essential hospitals. They have unique networking opportunities to make new connections and continue building relationships with peers to last long after the conference ends.

2023 Location

2023 Gage Awards

Our Gage Awards recognize members for successful improvement projects, spread best practices and innovative programs, and support our research, policy, and advocacy work by sharing stories of member successes with external audiences.

America’s Essential Hospitals will formally honor 2023 Gage Award recipients at a luncheon on Thursday, June 15, during VITAL2023.



Thank you to our VITAL2023 sponsors:

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Highlights from Last Year

Check out some of the great moments from VITAL2022!



When you support America’s Essential Hospitals, you invest in the future of high-quality health care for all — especially marginalized people and underserved communities. You also raise your profile as an organization aligned with our members through a commitment to the best possible care for all people. 
Our partnership programs provide meaningful opportunities for you to build working relationships with our members, raise awareness of your products and services, and position your company as an industry leader. For more information contact Kevin Simpson at or download our sponsorship brochure.

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Future Conference Dates

June 19–21, San Diego

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Contact us at

America’s Essential Hospitals
401 Ninth St. NW, Suite 900,
Washington, DC 20004