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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

May 2021

A Thai food lovin' night owl: what you never knew about Diane Miller, WHA Chief Financial Officer Peer Network Chair and CFO for Family Health West. Watch Here

Our very own Angelina Salazar receives the 2021 NCHN Outstanding Emerging Health Network leader award. Congratulations Angelina! Read Here

WHAAS 2021 is just around the corner on June 24th and 25th in Grand Junction. Have you registered yet? Click Here to learn more and register!

Please join us in welcoming Paige Cosby, our new Outreach Coordinator, to the WHA family! Read Here

Member News

Community Hospital, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, & UC Health Yampa Valley Medical Center Receive 5-star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Family Health West Pediatric Rehabilitation & Colorado Mesa University Team Up to Modify Toy Cars for Well-deserving Children

San Luis Valley Health Raises CPAC Score to 86.3%

Pioneers Medical Center Launches New Website

New Interim CEO, Jeanette Filpi, Appointed at Southwest Health System after Anthony Sudduth Steps Down

St. Vincent Health Clinic Merger Brings Alignment & Increased Services

Vail Health & Bright Future Foundation Announce Program for Sexual Assault Victims to Receive Help Locally

Dr. Korrey Klein with Colorado Canyons Addresses Concerns on Public Option

Steamboat Emergency Center to Close, Turning Into New UCHealth Urgent Care

San Luis Valley Health Laboratory Staff Called Quiet Heroes in Lab Coats

Rob Santilli, Gunnison Valley Health's CEO, Announces Retirement

St. Vincent Health Launches New Website

Delta Health Receives Next50 Initiative Grant for Innovative, Clear HALO Respirator Masks

Vail Health Planning Behavioral Health Facility for Edwards

Delta Health Receives Funding from Rocky Mountain Health Foundation

Colorado Health Insurance Option Advances in House & the Debate Heats Up

Valley View Hospital's After Hours Urgent Care is Now Open

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

A Maze of Legal Regulations: The Life of the Hospital Account
May 25 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Data Literacy Fundamentals for Leaders
June 16 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

Registration for WHAAS 2021, June 24th & 25th, is open! Click here to learn more and register.

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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