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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

April 2022

Join Angelina and Jen for another edition of Get to Know Your WHA Peer Network Group Chair with WHA Compliance Peer Network Chair Steven Knowles, Compliance Officer at Aspen Valley Hospital. Watch Now

Please welcome WHA's newest Corporate Partner, SOC Telemed, your single partner for acute care telemedicine. Learn More

WHA CEO, Angelina Salazar is speaking at the NCHN Annual Educational Conference Thursday, April 28th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Learn More

Member News

Jennifer Riley Named CEO of Memorial Regional Health

Community Hospital Celebrates Sixth Anniversary at New Hospital

Grand River Health Physicians Provide Humanitarian Aid for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

Family Health West Launches New Brand

Local Auto Dealership Donates $2,500 to HopeWest

Middle Park Health Physical Therapist Travels to Paralympics with Israeli Ski Team

Montrose Regional Health & Cedar Point Health Partner in Developing Ambulatory Care Center

Vail Health Volunteer Corps Donates $20,000 to Fund Mural

Junior Service League Awards $51,229 in Grant Funding to Community Hospital Foundation

Awards and Recognition

Delta Health Receives Sole Community Hospital Provider Status

Animas Surgical Hospital & Pioneers Medical Center Among Top 27 Hospitals for Patient Experience in Western US

Valley View Hospital Designated a Level III Trauma Center by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Among NRHA's Top 20 Rural & Community Hospitals Nationwide

Community Hospital's Thomas Tobin Selected as 2022 Administrator of the Year by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Value-based Contracting News

In this month's Rural Connections, CCA Administrative Director Marnell Bradfield reminds us that value-based care models can do more than bring medical care to patients; they are a source of vitality in rural communities. Read More

Corporate Partner Highlights

WHA's Corporate Partners bring programs to our members that not only save money but improve efficiencies. This month we are highlighting Medefis and HealthTech, who help numerous WHA members.

Medefis provides access to a healthcare staffing pool via their Total Workforce Solutions Platform. Learn More

HealthTech provides a host of clinical coordination programs, interim placement, and executive recruiting for members. Learn More

Peer Network Activities

Please click here to access our member's only content in the member portal on In the portal you can register for upcoming Peer Network meetings, see meeting recaps, listen to presentations, and more.

Leadership Academy

Upcoming Classes – Learn More & Register

Email Security 101
Free Webinar, May 10, 2022, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

The Art of Giving & Receiving Feedback Virtual Series
$50 per person, June 21 & 23, 2022, 12:00 to 12:40 pm

Managing Conflict: Skillful Conversations to Build Trust
Due to high demand this course is sold out. Do you have a group of at least 20 participants that would like to attend? If so, we can do a custom onsite course for you. Click here to learn more about this and other Custom Workshops.

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