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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.

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July 2019

WHA News

While 2019 was the year to stabilize our foundation, 2020 will be the year of growth and we are beyond excited for what’s to come. WHA CEO Angelina Salazar elaborates in her monthly message to members. Read the Message from Angelina or Listen Here.

WHA is pleased to announce the formation of the new Compliance Peer Network meeting for members. The kick-off meeting will take place on August 6th.

Meet Arctic Wolf, WHA’s Newest Partner for Cyber SIEM Solutions

New Faces at WHA!


Member News

Southwest Health Receives $7,500 Donation from Southwest Memorial Hospital Foundation

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center donates AEDs to Chaffee County Search & Rescue

Family Health West Announces Retirement of President & CEO Mark Francis & the Selection of Dr. Korrey Klein as its New President & Chief Executive Officer

Doctor Performs First Awake Spine Fusion Surgery at Vail Health

San Juan Healthcare Foundation Donates $35,000+ to Remodel & Expand Patient Care Space at San Juan Cancer Center

HopeWest Africa Partnership Raises $10,000 for Sister Hospice in Tanzania

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation Awards Three $2,500 Scholarships

Grand River Health Breaks Ground on Hospital Expansion

Eagle Riders Raise Over $2,500 to Benefit Community Hospital Diabetes Education Program

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Expanding its Heart Program

Rocky Mountain Health Plans Announces New President & CEO

Soniya Fidler Named President of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

Heart of The Rockies Regional Medical Center Contracts with Pueblo Cardiology Associates


Member Recognition

Congratulations Dave Ressler, CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital of being elected as a new member of the Colorado Hospital Association Board.

Valley View is Now Accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center

Grand River Health Wins Gold for Best Medical Clinic

Four WHA Members Make Becker’s 70 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know 2019 List!


What's Up in
Value-based Contracting?

WHA’s Community Care Alliance (CCA) is your centralized, cost efficient support infrastructure that provides population health solutions and value-based contracts with various payers.

We are pleased to announce that the Western Accountable Care Organization went live in the Medicare Shared Savings Plan as of July 1st. Participants from the San Juan and Rocky Mountain ACOs were combined into this new ACO. For more details on this new ACO click here or reach out to Marguerite Tuthill for more information.

TCPi is winding down with an ending date of August 30, 2019. APMs are being presented to practices for their consideration, and the coaching topics during the remaining weeks are HCC coding and Value Proposition development. If you have any questions regarding this change please contact Marguerite Tuthill for more information.

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