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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.

June 2019

WHA News

June is here! Thanks to you, our members, our passion to support the improvement and access of quality care in our communities is alive and well. Angelina, WHA's CEO, touches more on this in her monthly message. Read the Message from Angelina or Listen Here.

Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services Announces New Partnership With Western Healthcare Alliance

As the temperatures begin to rise, so do concerns of flooding in many of our rural communities. Our thoughts go out to those in Lake City and our friends at Lake City Area Medical Center who are preparing for potentially disastrous flooding. A recent article in the Colorado Sun describes the severity of the flood threat and how the town is preparing – read article. There are numerous ways people can help from donations to simply lending a hand to those in need. Please contact Jessica Whiddon, Executiive Director for the Medical Center at or 970-944-2331 for more information on how you can help.

Meet WHA’s Newest Partner, Beard Executive Consulting! Executive Consulting & Leadership Services to Help Teams Succeed

Register Today for WHA’s Leadership Academy Budgeting 101 Webinar Series - June 13th, 20th, and 27th, 12 pm - 1 pm

Member News

Estes Park Health's Newly Remodeled Cafeteria is Open for Business

Gunnison Valley Health Announces New Joint Venture with CareFlight

The Walls are Going up at Grand River Health's New Care Center!

Hundreds Attend Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion Grand Opening

New St. Mary's Medical Center Heart & Vascular Center Opens on St. Mary’s 123 Birthday!

St. Mary's Medical Center Leadership Transition

Pagosa Springs Medical Center Implements Stryker Power-LOAD Stretcher Technology

Western Valley Family Practice Joins the Family Health West Family.

St. Vincent Hospital Expands Physical Therapy Department

Estes Park Health Part of Community Effort to Install Bleeding Control Kits in all Local Schools

Family Health West’s Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center is Expanding

Delta County Memorial Implements HRS Telehealth System for In-home Care

St. Vincent Hospital Raffles Land to Buy CT Scanner

New Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion Opens

President and CEO Steve ErkenBrack Leaving Rocky Mountain Health Plans

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Recertified as Level III Trauma Center

Community Hospital Launches Rapid Diagnostic Clinic

Gunnison Valley Health Newly Remodeled Patient Care Unit is Up and Running

Member Recognition

Grand River Health’s Dr. Kevin Coleman & Tom Barbata Awarded Patriot Award

Mind Springs Health Honored With 2019 Sherman Award

Montrose Memorial Hospital & St. Mary's Hospital Foundation Awarded Funding for Opioid Response Program

Aspen Valley Hospital & Gunnison Valley Health Recognized on Becker’s 67 CAH Hospitals to Know in 2019

West Springs Hospital’s Nurse Honored as Colorado Healthcare Star

Vail Health Makes National List of Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Animas Surgical Hospital Receives Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades

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. Starting July 1st, you’ll see a consolidation of our current San Juan and Rocky Mountain ACOs into the brand new Western ACO. The new ACO will include all current ACO participants and span the entire western slope and part of UT. We also have three new participants coming on board July 1st – welcome Moab Regional Hospital, HopeWest, and Paula Kadison, MD. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting initiative.

Minutes with the Medical Director

Capitol Comments

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TCPi Updates

Events, Education, & Training

View and Register for WHA Peer Network Meetings and Events

WHA Leadership Academy - View Upcoming Classes

Upcoming CCA and ACO Meetings and Events

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