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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

April 2020

Rural Treks with Angelina

WHA members are using Facebook to keep our communities informed. Whether through regular live Q & A sessions, group meditations, or squashing rumors, you have been a trusted resource. Thank you for your dedication and tireless efforts to keep everyone well. Please check out what others are doing. Click Here for links to everyone's Facebook pages.

During these challenging and uncharted COVID-19 waters, we are doing everything we can to support you as you care for your communities. Click Here to learn how WHA is responding.

Earlier this week, WHA implemented an area behind the members' only portal on dedicated to COVID-19 resources for members. If you don't have a login for the portal yet, please use this link to sign up for an account

It's important to share our stories during these trying times to not only educate our communities but to inspire each other. Introducing "The Rural Voice" with Sharma Vaughn, Executive Director for WHA's Community Care Alliance. We have been sharing these stories via Facebook and our website. Click here to read these stories and if you have one of your own to share, please contact Bobbie Orchard at

Member News

Valley View Hospital Shares Surgical Mask Making Video Tutorial

United Biomedical in Telluride is Working with San Miguel County to Test All 8,000 Residents for COVID-19 Antibodies

Moab Regional Hospital Opens Respiratory Evaluation & Care Tent

Rustic Living Cut & Distributed Over 1,700 Mask Kits to San Luis Valley Health

Western Colorado Community College Helps HopeWest 3D Print Face Shields

Valley View Nurses Sewing Masks to Fight Shortage

Local Rifle Walmart Donates 2,000 Masks to Grand River Health

School District 51 Renews Contract with Community Hospital to Provide Health Care Coverage for Employees

Family Health West Moves to Telemedicine

Mind Springs Health Offers New Mental Health Support Line

People on the Move

Delta County Memorial Hospital Announces Matthew Heyn as New Chief Executive Officer

Dr. William Elsass Joins Mind Springs Health As Chief Medical Officer

Value-based Contracting News

Rural Connections with Sharma

What's New With the Hospital Transformation Program?

Events, Education, & Training

All in-person Peer Network meetings have been changed to webinars through the end of May. Please contact Cassie Fanning with any questions you may have regarding Peer Network meetings.

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