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What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance. December 2018
Holiday Greetings from Angelina
Angelina Salazar
Interim CEO
VP of Outreach & Communications
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Happy holidays Western Healthcare Alliance members and friends!  So what’s your holiday wish? 

As we near the end of another year, we start thinking of what we’d like the new year to bring.  Normally we focus on what we’d like personally … lose weight, make more money, drink more water and less coffee (or is that just me?)… but what about for your work?  What’s your wish for your healthcare organization?  Are you wishing for help with recruitment?  Are you needing assistance in preparing for payment reform?  What about all those policies and procedures that could use some attention?  And what about training and education for your staff? Let us know!  You are a part of WHA – an innovative and collaborative organization and you never know how we might help make your wish come true! If we don’t have the immediate answer, we certainly know someone who does.  So send your “wish” for the New Year to Bobbie Orchard, Director of Marketing for WHA.   

And if you haven’t already, please register for the Western Healthcare Annual Summit February 27th and 28th in Grand Junction. 2019 will be WHA’s 30th anniversary and we can’t wait to kick it off with WHAAS where we will collaborate to innovate.  If you are a rural facility then you must innovate every day.  Come to WHAAS and leave with innovative solutions from your fellow members and corporate partners. It’s going to be different this year and you want to be there, believe me.  

P.S. Don't forget the WHA and HCM offices will be closed for the holidays on Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st.

Member News
CareFlight in Montrose Celebrates First All-Female Flight Crew

Newly Expanded West Springs Hospital to Open for Patients on December 11th

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Plans New Multispecialty Orthopedic Center

Community Hospital's Grand Valley Oncology Begin Telemedicine for Blood & Marrow Transplants

Energy Company Donates $10K for New Medical Office Building in Craig

Animas Surgical Hospital Breaks Ground on Expansion

Montrose Girl Scout Troup Presents Check to San Juan Cancer Center

Memorial Regional Health Launches New Healthcare Membership Program in Moffat County

Gunnison Valley Health Opens New Senior Care Center

Work is in Progress at Heart of the Rockies New Internal Medicine Check-in

Telluride Medical Center Partners with Tri-County Health Network to Provide Palliative Services

St. Mary's Medical Center Celebrates West Springs Grand Opening

Member Recognition
Rangely District Hospital Awarded Certificate of Excellence from Colorado Rural Health Center 

Community Hospital's Grand Valley Oncology Passes Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program Survey

Daisy Award Goes to Colorado Canyons RN

Peer Connection
Stay on Top of What Your Peer Networks are Up To

Community Care Alliance News
CCA Partners with an Advanced Population Health Management Technology Company

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