Skip links

All News
Newsletter Archive
News Archive


Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter, your source for member news, current activities and trends that impact healthcare in our rural communities. Have news to share? Let us know!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

December 2019

WHA News

Thank You & Happy Holidays From WHA's CEO Angelina Salazar

Reinvent Rural at WHAAS 2020, February 26th and 27th in Grand Junction! 2020 is special as we tell our rural healthcare success story. We will be joined by nationally-know keynote speaker, Cal Fussman to help tell the story. Learn more and register today!

Our new Member portal is live on! The new portal was created with members in mind and we hope you find it useful. To sign up, simply go to and click on the Member Portal button. Click Here for additional information on how to access the portal.

Did you hear WHA is getting a new look in 2020? Beginning in January you'll see new logos and branding for WHA and our affiliated companies A-1 Collection Agency and AR Services. The new branding will bring a cohesive look and feel to our companies and offerings. In the spirit of rebranding, we'll continue our commitment providing you with the excellent service you deserve. Thank you for your trust and friendship in WHA. Stay tuned for more details in the new year!

Meet our newest partners! Parker, Smith & Feek are providing Employee Benefit Solutions and Property and Casualty Insurance. SecurityScorecard is bringing Continuously Monitored Cybersecurty Resiliency solutions.

Member News

Grand River Health Expanding for Future & Keeping Care Local

Valley View Hospital Brings Stop the Bleed Awareness Campaign to Rural Schools

Colorado Mesa University Hockey Team Donates $17,500 to Saint Mary's Medical Center Cancer Survivorship Program

Vail Health Working Closely with State to Lower Costs & Make Insurance More Affordable

Pagosa Springs Medical Center Partnership Leads to Faster Emergency Response

New Memorial Regional Health Infusion Center Now Open

HealthONE's Virtual Network Now Providing Telemedicine Services to Family Health West's Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center

Saint Mary's Medical Center Unveils New Pediatric Unit

Vail Health Releases Community Health Needs Assessment for Eagle County

Delta County Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Team Completes National Certification

Estes Park Health Converts to Epic Electronic Health Record System

Valley Health Alliance Works to Establish Primary Care Network

Grand River Health's Meals on Wheels Receives $1,500 Donation

Montrose Memorial Hospital's Continuing Medical Education Program Helps Doctors be Their Best

Steamboat Resort Partners with UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

Aspen Valley Hospital Officials get Sneak Peek of New Snowmass Medical Care Clinic

Vail Health Partners with Children's Hospital for Pediatric Respiratory Training

Member Recognition

Vail Health Awarded Gold Status by AORN

WHA Members Awarded 2019 NOSORH Performance Leadership Awards

Congratulations! Quality: Estes Park Medical Center, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center & Wray Community District Hospital. Outcomes: Grand River Health, Montrose Memorial Hospital, Southwest Memorial Hospital, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, Vail Health, & Valley View Hospital. Patient Perspective: Aspen Valley Hospital, Gunnison Valley Health, Estes Park Medical Center, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, & Wray Community District Hospital.

People on the Move

WHA Names Sharma Vaughn as New Executive Director of the Community Care Alliance

Estes Park Health Searching for New CEO

Family Health West Foundation Names New Director

Value-based Contracting News

What's New With the Hospital Transformation Program?

Holiday Hours

Please note that WHA & our family of companies will be closed on Christmas & New Year's day, December 25th & January 1st. Happy Holidays, & Happy New Year!!

Events, Education, & Training

Register for WHAAS 2020, February 26th & 27th in Grand Junction

Learn More with Our Partners

Corporate Partner Newsletters, Educational Webinars, Events & More