96th Annual Convention & Trade Show

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Inspiring, Courageous, Resilient Heroes. In our 96th year, the Missouri Hospital Association celebrates the heroic work performed in health care each and every day. Our lineup of speakers offers motivating, compelling messages that you won't want to miss.

This year, we're pleased to announce a new format designed to allow attendees maximum inspiration and networking in a schedule that minimizes time out of the office. Convention activities will be held on Thursday and Friday; Preconvention activities, including PMG programming, will take place on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. More details to follow. Save the date, and make plans now to join us!

Preconvention activities: Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Convention dates: Thursday, Nov. 8, and Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 

Celebration of Achievement Awards Dinner: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo.

Registration opens: Tuesday, Sept. 4


  • 2018 Sessions
  • PMG Agendas
  • Trade Show
  • Hotel
Stavas_Natalie Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m.
"Running Towards Chaos"
Natalie Stavas, M.D.
Physician, Educator and Community Leader
Philadelphia Children's Hospital



Sullenberger_Chesley Thursday, Nov. 8 at 2:45 p.m.
"208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons"
Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Safety Expert and Author
San Francisco



Hague_Tim Friday, Nov. 9 at 8:45 a.m.
"Parkinson's and Perseverance: The Amazing Race"
Tim Hague, R.N.
Parkinson's Activist, Winner of Amazing Race Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba



Hendley_Doc Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:45 a.m.
"Digging for Hope: Turning Wine to Water and Other Modern Day Miracles"
Doc Hendley
Founder and President
Wine to Water
Boone, N.C.

PMG programming will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8. Additional information coming soon.

For more information about the trade show, sponsorships or to reserve your exhibit space, visit the trade show page, or contact Gwen Pelzer at 573/893-3700, ext. 1335, or gpelzer@mhanet.com.


Thank You Convention Exhibitors

Archimages, Inc.
Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Trauma Services
Carl A. Nelson & Company
Cejka Executive Search
Chem-Aqua, Inc.
Christner Inc.
Docs Who Care/Integrity Management Inc.
Electronic Contracting Company
Elite Promotions, Inc.
Energy Solutions Professionals
Faultless Linen
Health Facilities Group, LLC
HFR Design
Hoefer Wysocki
Home State Health
IMPACT Signs, Awnings, Wraps
Integrated Healthcare Strategies
Integration Partners
KCI - Acelity
Lawrence Group
LHC Group
Lighting Associates
McCownGordon Construction
MCN Healthcare
Medical Information Technology, Inc. (MEDITECH)
Merritt Hawkins
Midwest Health Care, Inc.
Missouri Poison Center
Missouri Telehealth Network
Mobile Instrument Service
Morgan Hunter HealthSearch
Murray Company
Nabholz Construction
National Diabetes Prevention Program
Pacific Companies, Inc.
PIC 1 Medical
Psychiatric Medical Care/Senior Life Solutions
Quality Works
RadSource Imaging Technologies
Rural Missouri
Rusk Rehabilitation
Scrub Hub on Wheels
SHINE of Missouri
St. Louis - Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
STL Communications, Inc.
The Gideons International Auxiliary of Missouri
Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
Universal Construction Company, Inc.
USI Insurance Services LLC
Vision Care Direct

Hotel Reservation and Cancellation Policy

Room rates are $117 for standard rooms, $167 for one-bedroom suites and $210 for two-bedroom suites. Please make your hotel reservations early by calling 573/348-3131 or visiting www.tan-tar-a.com. Use the group access code “MHAR” to access group reservations. The cutoff date for reservations is Monday, Oct. 8.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit (personal or company check), or guaranteed with a major credit card. If you cannot attend, any room(s) not cancelled 72 hours in advance of arrival date will be billed to the party guaranteeing the reservation.