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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

March 2022

Join Angelina and Jen for another edition of Get to Know Your WHA Peer Network Group Chair with WHA CNO Peer Network Chair Andy Bertapelle, Chief Nursing Officer at Gunnison Valley Health. Watch Now

WHA's Community Care Alliance and Collaborative Health Systems partner to improve Medicare healthcare delivery in rural Colorado. Learn More

Please welcome WHA's newest Corporate Partner, Teladoc Health, the global leader in whole-person virtual care. Learn More

Peer to Peer Connection (P2P) is WHA's newest mentorship program. P2P is a program for leaders within their professional fields. This program allows members to share their expertise and wisdom with other members who want to advance in their profession. Learn More & Apply

Healthcare Management is celebrating 30 years! Throughout the year we will be introducing you to the HCM staff that help our owners and clients. This month, we'd like you to meet Sam Bus'sard, HCM's Business Deveopment Manager.

Member News

Family Health West Partners With Colorado Mesa University to Donate Custom Electric Cars to Children With Special Needs

Community Hospital Announces Addition of Da Vinci Xi Surgical System

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Upgrades ICU With Negative Pressure Ventilation

Montrose Regional Health Announces Ambulatory Care Center Building Project

St. Mary's Medical Center Announces New Canon Aquilion ONE / PRISM CT Scan

St. Vincent Health Launches New Patient Portal

Valley View's ValleyOrtho is First on Western Slope to Offer InSpace Balloon Technology

Vail Health's Eagle Valley Behavioral Health Edges Closer to Opening In-patient Facility

Patients & Providers Benefit from Grant Award at San Luis Valley Health

Montrose Regional Health Invests Over $250,000 To Bring Advanced Medical Imaging Technology to Region

Awards and Recognition

Gunnison Valley Health & Wray Community District Hospital Listed Among Chartis Center's 100 Top Critical Access Hospitals

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Montrose Regional Health, & UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Listed Among Chartis Center's Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals

Will Cook, Soniya Fidler, & Jeff Mengenhausen Named Among Becker Hospital Review's 67 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know

Yvonne Wigington of Montrose Regional Health Named Among Becker Hospital Review's 50 Community Hospital CFOs to Know

St. Mary's Medical Center Receives Nursing Magnet Status

Montrose Regional Health Named Best-in-Class Employer

Value-based Contracting News

While volume-driven reimbursment may preserve a temporary revenue stream, CCA Administrative Director Marnell Bradfield highlights that value-based care and alternative payment arrangements can offer rural organizations the flexibility to navigate the unexpected. Read More

WHA's Community Care Alliance and Collaborative Health Systems partner to improve Medicare healthcare delivery in rural Colorado. Learn More

Leadership Academy

Virtual Series: Reality-Based Leadership Philosophy – Ditching the Drama & Turning Excuses into Results

Due to high demand this course is sold out. Do you have a group of at least 20 participants that would like to attend? If so, we can do a custom onsite course for you. Click here to learn more about this and other Custom Workshops, and contact Bobbie Orchard for more information.

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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