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America’s Essential Hospitals will host its annual conference, VITAL2021, June 22–25, 2021. A meeting site in San Diego has been selected for VITAL2021, but presenters will not be required to present in person, and all presenters will have the option to present remotely in a virtual format. America’s Essential Hospitals will put attendee health and safety first and might adjust the schedule, programming, and setting of VITAL2021 as changing conditions require.

Applications Closed

Thank you to all who submitted applications to present at VITAL2021 or for our 2021 Gage Awards. We look forward to providing more information about the agenda and registration. Please check back soon to learn more.

Gage Awards

Through the Gage Awards, the association recognizes members for implementing successful improvement projects; spreads best practices and innovative programs to other organizations; and supports our research, policy, and advocacy work by sharing stories of members’ success with external audiences.


Our Sponsors

Thank you to our VITAL2021 sponsors:

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A look back at

Virtual VITAL2020

Registered Virtual VITAL2020 attendees enjoy immediate access to archived recordings of all conference content on the virtual conference site through Aug. 10, 2021. Not an attendee? You can still access the complete conference content for the next year at an exceptionally affordable price.


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