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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

August 2020

In this month's Rural Treks, WHA's CEO Angelina Salazar discusses the symbolism of wearing a mask and her reasons for wearing one. Rural Treks with Angelina

Please join us for our new virtual Leadership Academy series, Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow. This six-part series begining on September 21st teaches new managers who used to work among those they now supervise how to navigate their new role. Learn more and register!

We are excited to annouce two new Peer Network groups! Physician Operations Leaders will be facilitated by Kathryn Steele and Executive Assistants will be facilitated by Summer Markley! If you have staff that should join either of these groups please contact Cassie Fanning at

Member News

St. Vincent Hospital CEO, Gary Campbell to Retire in 2021

Telluride Regional Medical Center Offers Payment Help For COVID-19 Tests

Montrose Memorial Hospital Receives $12,500 Grant from Union Pacific for COVID Relief

Mind Springs Health Announces New Foundation

HopeWest Celebrates Completion of New Center

300 Medical Masks Donated to Delta County Memorial Hospital from People of Taiwan

St. Mary's Medical Center Celebrates Groundbreaking of Newest Primary Care Clinic

New Aspen Valley Hospital Snowmass Clinic Now Open

Mind Springs Health Opens Women's Recovery Center & Circle Program

Montrose Memorial Hospital Recognized by Lowe Institute as Number 1 Small Hospital in State

Chris Lindley Named Chief Population Health Officer for Vail Health

Mesa County Hospitals Prepared for Resurgence of COVID-19

Colorado National Guard Administers COVID-19 Tests to Long Term Care Facilities at Family Health West

Mind Springs Health Receives $10,000 Donation from The Christi Reece Group

Vail Health Honored by American Hospital Association

Delta County Memorial Hospital Launches New Website

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 September. Please visit to view and register for upcoming Peer Network meetings.

Learn More with Our Partners

WHA hosts member webinars with our Corporate Partners on an ongoing basis. If you missed one, please visit our members only portal on and look for "Corporate Partner Program Presentations" to view webinar recordings and presentations.

Learn more about our Corporate Partners & Programs

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