The only conference for
essential hospital leaders.

June 19 – 21 | SAN DIEGO

Save the Date

Save the date to join us in San Diego, June 19 21, for VITAL2024, the largest gathering of essential hospital professionals. America’s Essential Hospitals annual conference offers an innovative curriculum through four learning session tracks tailored to essential hospital needs, professional development opportunities, sought-after keynote speakers, and numerous chances to network with industry experts, peers experiencing similar issues, and key stakeholders at our member organizations.

Registration will open in early 2024!

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Why VITAL2024?

Here’s what our attendees had to say about last year’s conference. You won’t want to miss San Diego!

“I loved networking with colleagues from across the country who face the same challenges and the opportunities to exchange ideas.”

“I appreciated the presentations and the ability to network.”

“I loved meeting other health systems with similar missions and dedication to care for the health and well-being of EVERY individual in the communities served with the highest level of care.” 

“The entire event! It was exciting, timely, informative, provocative. It made me energized to get more things done!”  

“It was uplifting to connect physically and ideologically with hospital leaders who are in the same boat — meaning that we are kindred spirits who share the realities of navigating turbulent health care waters, with limited resources, all while drawing upon innovative, inspired, and strategic actions to attain success. I left the conference feeling even more energized and optimistic about the potential for essential hospitals to thrive.” 

Learn More

View our full agenda from last year to see why VITAL is the conference for essential hospital leaders.


2024 Gage Awards

The 2024 Gage Awards recognize America’s Essential Hospitals members for their exceptional achievements in quality improvement and population health. The awards distinguish association members nationally as industry leaders and promote the spread of outstanding programs and initiatives. Celebrate 2024 winners at the Gage Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 20.




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.


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