Western Healthcare Alliance Annual Summit

Register today and Collaborate to Innovate at WHAAS 2019!

Welcome to WHAAS 2019!  Did you know that 2019 is Western Healthcare Alliance’s 30th anniversary?  Talk about innovation at its best – 30 years ago, 12 rural healthcare facilities came together to combine their volume for services and pricing not typically available to rural facilities.  Fast forward to 2019 and we have 30 members, 40 programs, nine companies and almost 100 employees. Wow, our members are awesome!  WHA has also expanded to work with other healthcare networks like our sister network the California Critical Access Hospital Network and our friends at the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network – who have been invited to join us at WHAAS 2019.

To celebrate 30 years, let’s Collaborate to Innovate!  WHA has a long history of working together to bring innovative healthcare solutions to our communities. This year we want YOU to share innovative ideas/solutions you’ve developed in your facilities.  We will be joined by Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC who will challenge members to ask, “What else can we do together?” and lead us through an open innovation process.  Collaboration is key to innovation and bringing diverse teams together generates different perspectives while ensuring alignment.  Each department in your facility provides a unique perspective to problems which can be critical for driving success.

WHAAS 2019 will also feature new education breakout sessions that will include the latest innovations by our Corporate Partners; sharing of innovative ideas from your fellow members, and conclude with Peer Network group roundtable sessions.  Finally, don’t forget about our popular Trend Forum!  2019 speakers include the Colorado Hospital Association, Colorado Health Institute, National Rural Health Resource Center, Memorial Regional Health and Mind Springs Health!

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WHAAS 2019 will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Grand Junction. Group rate of $95 available for attendees.  Reserve your room now!

WHAAS 2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thank you to our wonderful Corporate Partners for their sponsorships!

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Researcher, entrepreneur and high-touch futurist,
Connie Reimers-Hild, Ph.D., CPC, helps
leaders and organizations reach their desired
futures through strengths-based innovation
and strategic foresight.  read more

Registration Fees

February 27th & 28th:

WHAAS All Events $129

February 27th Only:

Trend Forum & Reception $49

February 28th Only:

WHAAS General Sessions $99