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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

July 2021

WHAAS 2021 is in the books and was a resounding success, we hope the presentations resonate with you throughout the year. WHA's CEO Angelina Salazar breaks down the moments that struck a chord with her. Read Here

Congratulations John Silva, Laboratory Director at Family Health West and WHA Laboratory Peer Network Chair on being named WHA's member of the year! Watch Here

A-1 Collection Agency Named Among 2021 insideARM Best Places to Work in Collections! Full Press Release

Delta Health's 17 years of collaboration with WHA's Corporate Partner Mayo Clinic Laboratories provided the groundwork for what would become a success story during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Here

Member News

Montrose Memorial Hospital Board Chooses New CEO, Jeff Mengenhausen

Cutting-edge LUCAS Chest Compression System at San Luis Valley Health

Family Health West Foundation Donates $70,000 to Family Health West's Colorado Canyons Hospital

Community Hospital Recognized as a Certified Healthy Workplace Leader for Fifth Year in a Row

Aspen Valley Hospital Selects Epic Electronic Health Record

Grand River Health Celebrates Opening of New Patient Wing

Delta Health Foundation Provides Bone Marrow Biopsy System to Delta Health

Middle Park Health Opens New Granby Campus

Community Hospital Debuts State-of-the-art Cardiovascular Procedure Center

Animas Surgical Hospital Celebrates Grand Opening of Animas Surgical Center at Escalante

Gunnison Valley Health Adds Pediatric Distraction Toolkit to Improve Children's Patient Experience

Delta Health Opens New Pediatric Clinic

Valley View Provides More Procedural Practices for Western Slope Patients

Grand River Health Awards $10,000 in Medical Career Scholarships

Estes Park Health Navigating Pandemic World

13 Nonprofits, including Mind Springs Health, Receive $325,000 in Grants From Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation Community Health Benefit Fund

Community Hospital Partnering with Palisade to Address Healthcare Needs

Aspen Valley Hospital Leads Campaign on E-bike Safety

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Physician Robert Hunter Receives AANA Distinguished Service Award

Value-based Contracting News

See what WHA's Community Care Alliance has been up to in this month's Rural Connections with Sharma.

Leadership Academy

The Art of Giving & Receiving Feedback
July 13 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Burnout & Healing in the Face of a Global Pandemic
July 26 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Click here to learn more and register.

Events, Education, & Training

Please click here 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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