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Community Care Alliance

A Rural Clinically Integrated Network Offering Population Health Services

Western Healthcare Alliance’s Community Care Alliance (CCA) provides a suite of services for our participants. We offer training, resources, materials and education to the right person on your team so you can provide the care your patients deserve while achieving value-based care.

Our rural health participants are leaders in quality and patient outcomes.

Along with standard services, conferences and email updates, we provide practical services with proven results unique to the rural areas who geographically work in silos. Through role-specific forums, provider led Boards and committees, Teach-Learn-Impact virtual learning series and on-site technical services, practices choose their level of involvement specific to their needs. Our goal is to assist with business practices and workflows to meet the demands of the payors while allowing clinicians the joy of working with their patients.

As a participant of CCA you have access to:

  • A library of toolkits, operational documents, topic-specific webinars and practical tools for running a smooth office operation
  • Live topic-specific webinars
  • Role-specific trainings
  • On-site coaching and technical supports
  • Data analysis (individual and aggregate), support and training
  • Health policy and regulations guidance

About Us

In today’s healthcare landscape, rural practices thrive when they are connected to alike practices and healthcare systems with the same goals of providing the best care to patients while complying with the fluctuating healthcare ecosystem. Community Care Alliance (CCA) exists to support rural health practices, critical access hospitals, and rural hospital systems, arming care teams to operationalize the business of healthcare and focusing the clinical team on providing the highest level of patient care.

CCA develops networks of rural medical practices and systems through a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN), a Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO), and Direct Payor Contracts to allow you to choose the framework that best fits your needs. You are part of a multifaceted team who is your window to public and private payor value-based payment models, including Medicare and self-funded employers. CCA keeps you informed through updates in policy, annual final rules, changing regulations, reimbursement models, billing and coding updates and other idiosyncrasies within healthcare.

CCA specializes in supporting rural healthcare including primary care, specialty care, critical access hospitals, rural hospital systems, oral care, and behavioral health. There is no longer a need to carry the burden of reimbursement or the complexity of operationalizing value-based care alone when you join our network.


Western Healthcare Alliance (WHA) formed the Community Care Alliance (CCA) in 2015 to serve members embarking on the journey towards alternative payment models and population health. The CCA is dedicated to creating solutions that ensure quality outcomes as we shift towards a reimbursement model focused on value. Members learn and work together to coordinate care and ensure success as our medical communities are rewarded for maintaining healthy populations through better care at lower costs.

CCA Board

Dave Ressler, CEO, Aspen Valley Hospital – Chair
Jen Sadoff, CEO, Moab Regional Hospital – Vice Chair
Rob Santilli, CEO, Gunnison Valley Health – Secretary/Treasurer
Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health
Gary Knaus, MD, Owner, Roaring Fork Family Practice
Jeannie Mueller PA-C, CMO, River Valley Family Health Center
Angelina Salazar, CEO, Western Healthcare Alliance
George Trantow, Chief, Physician Operations, Valley View Hospital
Matt Heyn, CEO, Delta Health
Ashley Mines, PA, Lake City Area Medical Center

Western ACO

The Western Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO comprised of rural Western Slope small acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, hospital employed physicians, multiple independent practices, independent and hospital-owned rural health clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and a hospice organization. The Western ACO participants provide coordinated high-quality care to attributed Medicare patients.

Participating communities include Aspen, Craig, Delta, Glenwood Springs, Gunnison, Meeker, Moab, Montrose, Rangely, Rifle, and smaller outlying communities in the Western Slope region.

ACO Reporting

Western ACO Board

Jeremy Carroll, CEO, River Valley Family Health Center – Chair
Cory Phillips, CEO, Cedar Point Health – Vice Chair
Elaine Gerson, General Counsel/CTO/Admin Amb Clinics, Aspen Valley Hospital – Secretary/Treasurer
Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health
Anneliese Heckert, DO, Medical Director, Mountain Family Health Center
Bryce Lokey, MD, CMO, Cedar Point Health
Anna Curtis, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Moab Regional Hospital
Michelle Reed, DO, Delta Health
Pat Riddell, MPH, Executive Director, Western Colorado IPA
Rob Santilli, CEO, Gunnison Valley Health
Vickie Schauster, Clinics Director, Delta Health
Yvonne Wigington, CFO, Montrose Memorial Hospital
Beth Luzmoor, Medicare Beneficiary
Kyle Wren, CEO, Rangely District Hospital
Andy Bertapelle, CNO, Gunnison Valley Health

Program Participants

Western ACO Participants:

Aspen Valley Hospital
Aspen Valley Hospital Clinics
Cedar Point Health
Delta Health
Grand River Health
Gunnison Valley Family Physicians
Gunnison Valley Health
Kadison Medical Group
Lake City Area Medical Center
Linda Peterson, MD
Moab Regional Hospital
Montrose Memorial Hospital
Mountain Family Health Centers
Mountain Medical Center
Pioneers Medical Center
Rangely District Hospital
River Valley Family Health Center
Uncompahgre Medical Center

Valley Health Alliance Program Participants:

All Valley Women’s Care
Aspen Center for Women’s Health
Aspen Internal Medicine
Aspen Internal Medicine Consultants
Aspen Medical Care
Aspen Valley Hospital & Clinics
Aspen Valley Pediatrics
Glenwood Medical Associates
Grand River Health & Clinics
Kadison Medical Group
Midvalley Family Practice
Mountain Family Health Centers
Valley View Hospital & Clinics

Members Only Portal

We have created a Members only portal to provide members with online services, access to important documents, reporting guidelines, and more.

Access Member Portal
CCA Member Portal Instructions

Who to go to for….
Data questions: Jessica Hicks,
Program questions: Sharma Vaughn,
Contract & compliance questions: Sharma Vaughn,
Education & training questions: Kathryn Steele, or Amber Kochevar,
General questions: Sharma Vaughn, or Misty Decker,

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Sharma Vaughn
Executive Director
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