Collaborating to Improve Rural Healthcare
WHA members are at the heart of everything we do. Listen to Chris Thomas, CEO of Community Hospital as he tells you how WHA helps his organization and others navigate the ever-changing healthcare environment.
The Rural Voice
The Battle of the Bulge
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Western Healthcare Alliance
For over 30 years WHA has been the hub for members to collaborate to improve rural healthcare. From collaborative program development to save money and improve efficiencies, to sharing resources like policies, processes, and specialists, WHA members thrive by helping each other. Our Peer Networks make up the heart of the organization. WHA staff is continually amazed by the level of collaboration and sharing members demonstrate during their meetings.
WHA members are a great example of a success story for rural healthcare. Imagine the original founding members deciding to purchase a collection agency together to help their bottom line. Today that company, Healthcare Management, LLC has grown to provide a full slate of revenue cycle services housing over 90 employees and has collected over $298 million. Several years later, they came together again and formed another company, the Community Care Alliance, focused on engaging providers, lowering the cost of care, and improving health outcomes to support members in the transition from volume to value. The result? They saved CMS over $11 million by collaborating together to create healthier communities. Innovation at its best!
“Being a part of Western Healthcare Alliance is extremely rewarding. WHA plays a vital role in helping healthcare organizations grow and sustain their individual uniqueness. WHA provides a forum where rural healthcare leaders can come together not only to maximize and share resources, but a place where they can share innovative ideas that help each organization better serve their communities.”
“I am glad to be a part of the WHA Communicators Peer Network. It is a group of energetic and creative people. I am looking forward to getting to know, and to work closer, with the Communicators group, and WHA staff.”
Chief Communications Officer, Pioneers Medical Center
“WHA is a wonderful resource for our organization! We use many of their contracted services and save money by doing so. We also appreciate the many peer networking and learning opportunities. WHA is a forward looking organization and a great partner in developing strategies for the future and sharing new ideas.”
President & CEO, Mind Springs Health
Prepare for success in a value-based environment with our Community Care Alliance.