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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

February 2020

WHAAS 2020: February 26th & 27th!

Why Should You Attend WHAAS 2020?
Learn Why From WHA's CEO, Angelina Salazar!

Are you curious to learn more details about the Governor's healthcare priorities? Want to hear how WHA is part of the Colorado Hospital Association's healthcare strategy? Do you have any interest in finding out how Vail Health is transforming mental health in the Eagle River Valley? Register for WHAAS!

Do you wonder about Accountable Care Organizations and how they impact rural patients? What about how to construct insurance policies and contracts that mitigate uncovered claims and become aware of language issues in payor contracting? And do you happen to tire of all of the golf tourneys and galas, seeking a more innovative way to raise money for your organization? Register for WHAAS!

What's your health data literacy IQ? Want to learn firsthand how to be prepared for a cyber ransomware attack from a fellow member who experienced it? And what about solutions for our lack of housing and workforce? Register for WHAAS!

You've got questions and we've got all the answers in one place with your fellow WHA leaders at the Western Healthcare Alliance Annual Summit. Collaboration at its best. Hope to see you there!

Member News

Over $52k Donated to St. Vincent Hospital

Vail Health CEO Will Cook Gives Progress Report on First Year on the Job

Memorial Regional Health Announces Partnership with Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute

HopeWest Begins Construction on Expansion

Community Hospital Sees Savings Through Refinance

Member Recognition

Montrose Memorial Hospital Named Five-Star Hospital

Community Hospital Receives 5-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Community Hospital's Grand Valley Oncology Among 31 Accredited Cancer Centers in US

People on the Move

Vern Carda Named New Estes Park Health CEO

Chris Harris Named Director of Pioneers Medical Center Human Resources

Family Health West Announces New Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christopher Taggart

Value-based Contracting News

Rural Connections with Sharma

Great Things Are Happening with the CCA!

What's New with the Hospital Transformation Program?

Events, Education, & Training

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

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