The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) was founded in 1990 and is the leading advocate and resource for more than 150 general acute-care hospitals. The organization provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, specialized programs, publications, services, and resources for rural and community hospitals; and supports rural and community hospitals as the focal point for health care delivery in the community. TORCH Management Services, Inc. (TMSI) is the wholly-owned subsidiary of TORCH that offers management and operations consulting services. TMSI also provides a preferred vendor program called “Endorsed Partners.” Endorsed Partners are a specially selected group of companies whose experience working with rural hospitals has undergone a thorough verification process. For more information about TORCH, visit www.torchnet.org.