Connect. Inspire. Lead.
The conference for essential hospital leaders.

June 22-24 | BOSTON

COVID-19 Information

As always, the welfare of our members and staff is of utmost importance, and we are taking steps to provide a safe and healthy environment for all. Learn more >>



Gain valuable insights and best practices on the future of care directly from your peers at VITAL2022. Hear firsthand the strategies your colleagues on the front lines are using to improve care delivery and expand their impact beyond the hospital walls.

This year, at VITAL2022, we’ll dive into topics including structural racism, behavioral and population health, patient experience, hospital financing, and health equity, and we will honor excellence in COVID-19 care. With an unparalleled program focused on mission-driven hospitals, our education encompasses four tracks forged by member experience. VITAL2022 provides a valuable venue to meet and connect with hundreds of essential hospital and health system leaders who face and overcome similar challenges.

Learn the latest breakthroughs and promising practices unique to mission-focused hospitals like yours. You’ll also have access to our aligned partners whose services bring value to your team and patients.

Insights from Essential Hospital Leaders

VITAL2022 brings together health care experts to stimulate thinking, inspire action, and energize leaders from essential hospitals. These thought-provoking presentations, focusing on equity, growth, and success in the ever-evolving health care landscape, are the foundation of the VITAL2022 conference.

Make Connections

Connect with a vibrant community of leaders who help shape the future of essential hospitals. VITAL2022 provides unique networking opportunities that allow you to make new connections and continue building relationships with your peers to last beyond the conference.

Our Audience

Who Should Attend

Our diverse array of attendees are responsible for the leadership, operations, patient experience, quality of care, finances, and continued success of essential hospitals. VITAL2022 provides insights, strategies, and connections to accomplish big goals.

Keynote Speaker

Marcus Whitney is founding partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, the most active venture capital firm in the United States focused on innovative, health care companies with a portfolio of more than 100 organizations. He recently launched Jumpstart Nova, the first Black health care venture fund in the country.

Keynote Speaker

Marcus Whitney

Founding Parnter
Jumpstart Health Investors

Gage Awards

The 2022 Gage Awards recognize America’s Essential Hospitals members for their exceptional achievements in quality improvement, population health, and COVID-19 innovations. The awards distinguish association members nationally as industry leaders and promote the spread of outstanding programs and best practices. This year’s recipients will be presented June 23.


Partner with America’s Essential Hospitals

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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Contact us at

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