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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

December 2020

As 2020 draws to a close WHA would like to show our gratitude to you, our members. Watch Video

Healthcare Management is excited to announce the launch of its new collection software in 2021! Learn More

Please join us in welcoming Sierra Jackson as our newest Administrative Assistant for WHA. Sierra works closely with our Marketing Director, Bobbie Orchard to assist in managing WHA's programs, Corporate Partner relationships, and other marketing initiatives. Read more about Sierra

Member News

Moab Regional Hospital CEO Jen Sadoff Wins 2020 Community Star Award

Family Health West Opens Post-COVID Recovery Program

Vail Health New Hospital Entrance Opens

Gunnison Valley Health EMS & Physician Win State Awards

Montrose Memorial Hospital Now Providing Pelvic Health Services

Project Cure Delivers PPE to Rangely District Hospital

New MRI Machine at Pioneers Medical Center

San Luis Valley Health Employees Assist Thankgiving Food Distribution for Community

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Transitions Outpatient COVID-19 Testing to Mayo Clinic

Vail Health Continues to Build COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Gunnison Valley Health Building New "Outdoor" Safe Space

San Luis Valley Health Donates $5,000 to Alamosa Food Bank

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives $450,000 DOLA Grant for COVID-19 Relief

What Doctors at Overwhelmed Rural Hospitals are Facing, in Their Own Words

Worsening Healthcare Crisis Forces Hospitals To Look Across State Borders

$8,000 a Week Drawing COVID Nurses From Colorado, Other States to Hard-hit Areas

Value-based Contracting News

There is a lot about 2020 that we will be glad to leave behind, but there are also many wins in 2020 to carry forward into an even better 2021. Read more in this month's Rural Connections with Sharma.

What You Need to Know About HCC Coding and the Cost of Care with Dr. Gregg Davis, Medical Director for WHA's Community Care Alliance. Listen Here

Updated Start Date of Hospital Transformation Program

Events, Education, & Training

Please visit 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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