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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

December 2021

Join Angelina and Jen for another edition of Get to Know Your WHA Peer Network Group Chair with the WHA Revenue Cycle Peer Network Chair Christopher Alvarez, Patient Access Director at Southwest Health System, and Co-chair Sarah Moore, Director of Revenue Cycle at Valley View Health. Watch Now

We appreciate our members so much, and want to wish you warmth and joy this holiday season. As a small token of thanks to you, we have put together a short video highlighting all of our members and their successes throughout the year. We couldn't be here without all of you. Watch Now

Check out the new Revenue Cycle Performance Guide that Western Healthcare Alliance and Healthcare Management worked with the Colorado Hospital Association to develop. This tool was created to assist Colorado's rural hospitals as they work to improve their Revenue Cycle. WHA's Director of Revenue Cycle, Jo Ellen Hill's expertise was instrumental in putting this guide together.

Member News

Community Hospital Performs First Thrombectomy on Western Slope Using Inari Technology

Six WHA Member Hospitals Receive 'A' Rating from Leapfrog Group

Delta Health Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

Family Health West Purchases PFT Box

Vail Health's Dillon Health Center Now Open

Middle Park Health's Granby Clinic Named Best Medical Clinic in Best of Grand 2021

The Birth Place at Community Hospital Joins Colorado Baby-friendly Hospital Collaborative

A National Rural Health Day Message from San Luis Valley Health

Mesa County Public Health & Family Health West Opening Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Clinic

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Provides Campus for Monoclonal Antibodies Treatment

Telluride Regional Medical Center Names Bev Schulman as Interim CEO

Southwest Memorial Hospital Receives Candlelight Vigil for Healthcare Workers

The Season of Giving

Community Hospital Donates $1,000,000 to Colorado Mesa University

Delta Health Receives over $1,000 in Donation to Cancer Care Fund

Montrose Regional Health Distributes Nearly $500,000 to Caregivers With HERO Bonus

Mercy Hospital & Staff Donate $40,000 to Child Advocacy Center

Delta Health Receives $11,250 from North Fork High School Volleyball Team

Community Hospital Foundation Receives $5,000 Donation from 'Cups For A Cure' Event

Value-based Contracting News

WHA's Community Care Alliance (CCA) Administrative Director, Marnell Bradfield discusses that the true value of data comes from its application. Read More

Leadership Academy

Healthcare Budgeting 101: What You Need to Know
January 10, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Click here to learn more and register.

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.

Learn More with Our Partners

WHA's Corporate Partners offer savings and education services for members. Learn more online at WHA also hosts educational webinars with our Partners. Missed one? Visit our members only portal and look for "Corporate Partner Program Presentations."

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