LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT

NETWORK CONSULTING

Helping health networks thrive with Western Healthcare Alliance

As the healthcare industry evolves, the relationships between organizations are critical to the well being of their communities.  Independent and system-affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers who understand the importance of solid partnerships look to collaborate in new and creative ways.  Networks of formal collaboration are often considered as a potential solution in a regional geographic area.  What will that look like, what are the potential legal and governance structures, and what is fair and equitable participation?

WHA has been helping healthcare executives explore and answer these questions for more than 25 years.  Contact us to find out if we might be able to help you too.

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Angelina Salazar

Chief Executive Officer

970.986.3653

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PEER NETWORKS

WHA members collaborating for solutions

We know you have a lot on your plate with limited time and resources.  Our Peer Networks provide the opportunity for you to meet with those in your shoes to share ideas, develop programs, determine best practices, and prepare for the future.

WHA facilitates over 40 Peer Network meetings per year, providing access to effective solutions without having to sift through all the options.  Get connected today!

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Angelina Salazar

Chief Executive Officer

970.986.3653

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Board of Directors

Facilitator:  Angelina Salazar, Chief Executive Officer, WHA, 970.986.3653, Email Angelina

Chair:  Jim Coombs, CEO, Grand River Health, 970.625.6405, Email Jim

Chief Financial Officers

Facilitators: Bill Raimer, Chief Financial Officer, WHA, 970.986.5207, Email Bill, and Pilar Mank, Director, Outreach, WHA, 970.986.3590, Email Pilar

Chair:  Terri Chinn, VP, Finance, St. Mary’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center, 970.298.2020, Email Terri

Chief Nursing Officers / Quality

Facilitators: Angelina Salazar, Chief Executive Officer, WHA, 970.986.3653, Email Angelina, and Pilar Mank, Director, Outreach, WHA, 970.986.3590, Email Pilar

Chair:  Jody Roeber, Chief Clinical Officer,
Delta County Memorial Hospital, 970.874.2256, Email Jody

Communications & Marketing

Facilitator: Bobbie Orchard, Director of Marketing, WHA, 970.683.5223, Email Bobbie

Chair:  Margie Joy, Chief Communications Officer, Pioneers Medical Center, 970.878.9317, Email Margie

Compliance

Facilitator: Angelina Salazar, Chief Executive Officer, Western Healthcare Alliance, angelina.salazar@wha1.org

Co-Facilitator: Pilar Mank, Director of Outreach, Western Healthcare Alliance, pilar.mank@wha1.org

Chair: Meriya Stickler, Compliance Manager, Grand River Health, mstickler@grhd.org

Co-Chair: Steve Knowles, Compliance Officer, Aspen Valley Hospital, sknowles@aspenhospital.org

Human Resources

Facilitator:  Elizabeth Hanckel, VP, Workforce Strategies, WHA, 970.986.3656, Email Elizabeth

Chair:  Dawn Hodges, Administrative Director of Human Resources, Grand River Health, 970.285.6230, Email Dawn

Information Technology

Facilitators:  Stephen Day, IT Director, WHA, 970.683.5205, Email Stephen

Chair:  Michelle Gelroth, Information Technology Director, Aspen Valley Hospital, 970.544.7356, Email Michelle

Laboratory Services

Facilitators:  Angelina Salazar, Chief Executive Officer, WHA, 970.986.3653, Email Angelina, and Pilar Mank, Director, Outreach, WHA, 970.986.3590, Email Pilar

Chair: Tracy Robb, Laboratory Manager, Delta County Memorial Hospital, 970.874.2220, Email Tracy

Materials Management

Facilitators: Angelina Salazar, Chief Executive Officer, WHA, 970.986.3653, Email Angelina, and Pilar Mank, Director, Outreach, WHA, 970.986.3590, Email Pilar

Chair:  Leslie Fiscus, Purchasing and Materials Manager, Delta County Memorial Hospital, 970.874.6421, Email Leslie

Revenue Cycle

Facilitator:  Pilar Mank, Director of Client Relations, WHA, 970.986.3590, Email Pilar

Chair:  Janet Petty, Revenue Cycle Director, St. Vincent General Hospital, 719.486.0230, Email Janet

Rehabilitation

Facilitators:  Angelina Salazar, Chief Executive Officer, WHA, 970.986.3653, Email Angelina, and Pilar Mank, Director, Outreach, WHA, 970.986.3590, Email Pilar

Chair: William Cummins, Ancillary Services Administrator, Family Health West, 970.858.2533, Email William

 

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COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Building leaders, transforming hospitals & improving care with HealthTechS3

We know you are committed to improving patient care and maintaining viability for your facility, however, it can be difficult managing everything on your plate, especially in a rural hospital. With increasing regulatory demands, and requirements to do more with less, you may be seeking support to help you while considering your bottom line.

As a WHA member, you have access to that kind of support through our preferred partner, HealthTechS3. They understand rural healthcare and have worked in rural facilities. As former hospital leaders and executives, they know the challenges of keeping up to date with the continuous changes that occur every day.

Is your team seeking ways to better prepare for the next survey? Are you gearing up for a Community Health Needs Assessment? Instead of overextending staff and hoping your approach will lead to success, you can leverage experienced HealthTechS3 consultants. They are here for you and will provide the guidance and support that lead to informed decision-making and overall efficiency in your operational performance.

The HealthTechS3 approach is highly interactive and focused on understanding the needs of the community including social determinants of health throughout each of the five phases:

  • Phase 1: Development and coordination of the CHNA process with organizational leaders or CHNA Steering Committee
  • Phase 2: Collection and analysis of quantitative data
  • Phase 3: Collection and analysis of qualitative data including hospital population health data, key informant interviews, and community survey if requested
  • Phase 4: Facilitated process to prioritize community health needs by organizational leaders and CHNA steering committee
  • Phase 5: Assistance to develop a detailed and quantifiable 3-year action plan for each prioritized goal

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Carolyn St. Charles

Regional Chief Clinical Officer

360.584.9868

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HealthTechS3 offered services that were flexible and affordable, while at the same time delivering solutions that provided positive, measurable outcomes.

Louis Ward, CEO, Mayer Memorial Hospital

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LEAN CULTURE

Building leaders, transforming hospitals & improving care with HealthTechS3

We know you are committed to improving patient care and maintaining viability for your facility, however, it can be difficult managing everything on your plate, especially in a rural hospital. With increasing regulatory demands, and requirements to do more with less, you may be seeking support to help you while considering your bottom line.

As a WHA member, you have access to that kind of support through our preferred partner, HealthTechS3. They understand rural healthcare and have worked in rural facilities. As former hospital leaders and executives, they know the challenges of keeping up to date with the continuous changes that occur every day.

Creating a Lean culture provides the common language and tools necessary to reframe how an organization thinks about problem-solving at all levels.  HealthTechS3 consultants can:

  • Facilitate multi-departmental lean projects / Change Events
  • Provide educational programs including Lean Workshops Train-the-Trainer programs to create on-site instructors and Executive and Manager Skills to create and maintain a Lean Culture
  • Certify staff as Yellow Belt, Green Belt, and Black Belt Lean Practitioners
  • Coach instructors
  • Provide a network resource for instructors and Lean executive champions with monthly virtual educational opportunities
  • Conduct follow-up evaluation of implementation status of projects

CONTACT US

Carolyn St. Charles

Regional Chief Clinical Officer

360.584.9868

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HealthTechS3 offered services that were flexible and affordable, while at the same time delivering solutions that provided positive, measurable outcomes.

Louis Ward, CEO, Mayer Memorial Hospital

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MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Building leaders, transforming hospitals & improving care with HealthTechS3

We know you are committed to improving patient care and maintaining viability for your facility, however, it can be difficult managing everything on your plate, especially in a rural hospital. With increasing regulatory demands, and requirements to do more with less, you may be seeking support to help you while considering your bottom line.

As a WHA member, you have access to that kind of support through our preferred partner, HealthTechS3. They understand rural healthcare and have worked in rural facilities. As former hospital leaders and executives, they know the challenges of keeping up to date with the continuous changes that occur every day.

HealthTechS3 has been providing value-added services and seasoned consultants to community hospitals across the United States since 1971. Their Management Consulting Program is a bundle of added-value, cost-effective consulting services that are available for an annual subscription fee. Their consulting services were specifically chosen to provide the tools you need to succeed in an ever-changing and more competitive healthcare market.  The consulting services listed below were specifically chosen to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in an ever-changing and more competitive healthcare market.

  • Optimum Productivity Assessment & Toolkit
  • Financial Statement Package
  • Annual Mock Survey
  • Performance Improvement Review
  • Compliance Education and Policy Review
  • Hospital Market Intelligence & Medical Staff Demand Data
  • Newsletters, White Papers, and Webinars
  • Care Coordination Assessment

CONTACT US

Carolyn St. Charles

Regional Chief Clinical Officer

360.584.9868

Email Carolyn

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HealthTechS3 offered services that were flexible and affordable, while at the same time delivering solutions that provided positive, measurable outcomes.

Louis Ward, CEO, Mayer Memorial Hospital

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GOVERNANCE SOLUTIONS FOR RURAL HEALTHCARE

We all know working with volunteer boards in small communities can be challenging for hospital CEOs and their teams. Educating your boards can be a difficult process without outside help. WHA’s partner, Practical Governance Group (PGG) is your solution.

PGG consists of a team of award-winning healthcare consultants and academicians who partner with you and your board to identify opportunities for improvement. They offer practical, implementable, real-world solutions and best practices through education, training, research and problem solving via board governance checkups, presentations, retreats and self-evaluations, as well as board and CEO succession planning.

With committed, down-to-earth, experienced experts, PGG is your one-stop-shop for education, training, advancing and developing your rural board. Contact them today for practical insights and solutions.

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Larry Tyler

Chairman & CEO

678.296.6775

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EXECUTIVE CONSULTING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

We know that great leaders are essential to building thriving organizations. With limited time and resources, how do WHA members ensure leadership success? Meet Beard Executive Consulting (Beard), and Dr. Myron Beard, author of The DNA of Leadership, WHA’s preferred partner providing the tools needed for organizational greatness. Dr. Beard and his team have been working side-by-side with leaders for decades. Through extensive research, they’ve uncovered the qualities and practices that are necessary foundations for leadership effectiveness.

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Myron Beard

President

303.842.0658

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