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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

April 2021

Cinnamon Rolls and Brad Pitt: What You Never Knew About Brad Wiersma, WHA Communications and Marketing Peer Network Chair and Marketing Director for Montrose Memorial Hospital. Watch Here

Welcome new WHA Board members Anthony Sudduth, Board Secretary/Treasurer, CEO, Southwest Health Systems, Karen Winkelmann, CEO, Telluride Medical Center, and Joe Theine, CEO, Animas Surgical Hospital. Thank you for your commitment to WHA and rural healthcare.

Member registration for WHAAS 2021, June 24th and 25th, is now open! Click here to learn more and register!

Please join us in welcoming Marnell Bradfield, Director of Clinical Improvement with the Community Care Alliance, to the WHA/CCA family! Read Here

Member News

San Luis Valley Health Donates for Wheelchair Accessible Van

Rio Grande Hospital Makes List of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in USA

After-hours Medical Care in Basalt Keeps Patients Out of ER

Montrose Memorial Hospital, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, Vail Health Hospital, & Valley View Hospital All Make List of Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in USA

Gunnison Valley Health Mammography Team Receives Accreditation

Valley View Hospital Announces New & Revolutionary Operating Room

Vail Health Hospital Showcases Features of New East Hospital Wing

Moab Regional Hospital Awarding $1,500 Scholarship

Kim Boe To Retire From West Springs Hospital, Brandi Kroese Promoted To Executive Vice President

Memorial Regional Health Partners With Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute

Miss United States, Tiffany Ann Rea, Visited HopeWest's Ferris Care Center

Gunnison Valley Health Now Utilizing 128-slice CT Scanner

New Pediatrics Clinic Joins Delta Health

Animas Surgical Hospital Expands With New Ambulatory Surgery Center

Surgery Department at Delta Health Earns Another Low Surgical Infection Rate

Rural Hospitals Contend With Expensive Shift to Digital, an Interview With Andy Daniels, CEO of Memorial Regional Health

Community Hospital Nurse Earns Prestigious Bone Marrow Transplant Certification

Value-based Contracting News

See what WHA's Community Care Alliance has been up to in this month's Rural Connections with Sharma.

Leadership Academy

How Safe Are You? A Guide to Personal Device Security
April 13 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow - SOLD OUT
May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 from 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM

A Maze of Legal Regulations: The Life of the Hospital Account
May 25 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Click here to learn more and register.

Events, Education, & Training

Member registration for WHAAS 2021, June 24th & 25th, is now open! Click here to learn more and register.

Please click here to view and register for upcoming Peer Network meetings.

Learn More with Our Partners

WHA's Corporate Partners offer savings and education to members. Please visit their individual company pages on for more information. We also host educational webinars with our Partners. Missed one? Don't worry, we record them! Visit our members only portal and look for "Corporate Partner Program Presentations".

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