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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

November 2020

2020 is a year we may want to forget, but it brought Western Healthcare Alliance more opportunities than ever before. Will 2021 bring a Rural Reinvention? Let's look toward the future in this month's Rural Treks with Angelina.

Please meet WHA's newest Corporate Partner, Lewan, providing IT assessments and incident response strategies. Learn more here.

Over the last few months our Peer Networks have elected several new chairs. Congratulations to all our new chairs! Read more here.

Member News

Aspen Valley Hospital Honored as "Baby-Friendly" Six Years in a Row

The Birth Place at Community Hospital Awarded $2,000 Grant

St. Mary's Medical Center Invests $300,000 Into New Homeless Shelter

New Breast MRI Available at Gunnison Valley Health

St. Vincent Health Awarded $10,000 Grant

Steadman Clinic, in Partnership with Aspen Valley Hospital, Breaks Ground in Basalt

CareFlight of the Rockies Celebrates 40 Years of Service

New Faces

Brett Antczak Selected as St. Vincent General Hospital District CEO

Community Hospital Hires Chief Compliance Officer

Value-based Contracting News

Even with all the crazy of 2020, the Community Care Alliance continues to push forward with the important mission of low-cost, high-quality care. Everything we do MUST begin and end with the patient. If not, we are missing the mark. Read more in this month's Rural Connections with Sharma

What's New With the Hospital Transformation Program?

Leadership Academy

Email Etiquette: Did You Really Send That? Is now in the WHA Members Only portal! Watch this online class for free in the Leadership Academy portal. Don't have access to the portal yet? Just visit to request access.

Upcoming Classes:

Physician Compensation Basics & Critical Success Factors Virtual Course with Wipfli - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Fair Market Value, Stark, & Legislation Related to Provider Compensation Virtual Course with Wipfli - Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Leadership Academy Virtual Series: Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow with Angelina Salazar - December 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, & 18, 2020

Learn more about each course and register at

Events, Education, & Training

Please visit 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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