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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.


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Marnell Bradfield

Administrative Director

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Kevin R. Fitzgerald M.D.

Medical Director

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Sharma Vaughn, RN, MPA

Medicare Advantage Plan Director

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Janelle Borchard, RN

Manager of Care Coordination

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Amber Goodenow, RN

Regional Care Coordinator

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Zachary Hamel, RN

Regional Care Coordinator

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Misty Decker

Administrative Assistant


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
George Trantow, Chief, Physician Operations, Valley View Hospital – Secretary/Treasurer
Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health
Gary Knaus, MD, Owner, Roaring Fork Family Practice
Angelina Salazar, CEO, Western Healthcare Alliance
Chris Thomas, President & CEO, Community Hospital
Kevin Borchard, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pioneers Medical Center
Kyle Miller, COO, Memorial Regional Health

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, Glenwood Springs, Gunnison, Meeker, Moab, Montrose, Rangely, Rifle, and smaller outlying communities in the Western Slope region.

ACO Reporting

Western ACO Board

Cory Phillips, CEO, Cedar Point Health – Chair
Elaine Gerson, COO, Aspen Valley Hospital – Vice Chair
Paula Belcher, Director, Population Health Management, Memorial Regional Health – Secretary/Treasurer
Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health
Bryce Lokey, MD, CMO, Cedar Point Health
Pat Riddell, MPH, Executive Director, Western Colorado IPA
Yvonne Wigington, CFO, Montrose Regional Health
Kyle Wren, CEO, Rangely District Hospital
Liz Sellers, CEO, Pioneers Medical Center
Marc Lassaux, CTO, Quality Health Network
Jenny Field, Director Population Health Management, Gunnison Valley Health
John Skillicorn, Executive Director of Physician Practices, Community Hospital
Jason Amrich, CEO, Gunnison Valley Health
Barry Mink, MD, Medicare Beneficiary

Program Participants

Western ACO Participants:

Aspen Valley Hospital & Clinics
Cedar Point Health LLC
Community Medical Group
Grand River Health
Gunnison Valley Family Physicians
Gunnison Valley Health
Kadison Medical Group
Lake City Area Medical Center
Linda M. Peterson, MD, PLLC
Memorial Regional Health
Midvalley Family Practice
Moab Regional Hospital
Montrose Regional Health
Mountain Medical Center LLC
Pioneers Medical Center
Rangely District Hospital

Valley Health Alliance Program Participants:

All Valley Women’s Care
Aspen Internal Medicine Consultants
Aspen Medical Care
Aspen Valley Hospital & Clinics
Glenwood Medical Associates
Grand River Health
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.

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CCA Member Portal Instructions

Data, program, education and training, and contract questions: Marnell Bradfield,
Compliance questions: Sharma Vaughn,
General questions: Marnell Bradfield, or Misty Decker,

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Marnell Bradfield
Administrative Director
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