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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

November 2021

In this month’s Rural Treks with Angelina, we highlight WHA member Christy Whitney, President and Chief Executive Officer of HopeWest to celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. We also celebrate the selfless, community-minded, ‘can do’ spirit of rural America. Read More

Please join WHA in welcoming Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango as our newest WHA member. Welcome to the WHA family!

Member News

Montrose Memorial Hospital Rebrands to Montrose Regional Health

Community Hospital Adopts MOLLI

A Tour of St. Vincent Health's New Hospital

Animas Surgical Hospital is Third Hospital in the World to Use New Surgical & Imaging Technology

Family Health West Partners with Local Student

Community Hospital Performs First Mechanical Thrombectomy Using Inari Technology

HopeWest Ranked as One of the Best Places to Work in 2021

Memorial Regional Health Appoints Jennifer Riley as Interim CEO

Vail Health's Eagle Valley Behavioral Health Designated as Community Mental Health Center

Aspen Valley Hospital Teams up with Aspen Strong to Destigmatize Mental Health in the Valley

Community Donations Buy New Scanner for Telluride Regional Medical Center

Community Hospital Begins Work to Transform Original Palisade High School into New Medical Clinic

Middle Park Health Opens New Kremmling Hospital

The Sleep Center at Pioneers Medical Center Improves Patient's Sleep

Southwest Health Systems Replaces Lab Rooftop Air Handler

HopeWest Partners with Local Health Education Center to Become a CNA Apprenticeship Site

Community Hospital Opens New Location for Grand Valley Primary Care

Vail Health's Trauma Center Maintains Its 'Level III' Designation

St. Mary's Medical Center Reaches Gold Level in Colorado Healthy Hospitals Compact Program

Pagosa Springs Medical Center Earns 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

Valley View's Calaway Young Cancer Center Wins Award for Commitment to Eliminate Tattoos in Cancer Treatment

Mercy Regional Medical Center Receives Chest Pain MI Registry Performance Achievement Award

Aspen Valley Hospital Raises Over $4k for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Health Recognitions & Celebrations

Please join us in November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (18th), National Hospice & Palliative Care Month, National Nurse Practitioner Week (7th – 13th), and National Radiologic Technology Week (7th – 13th).

Value-based Contracting News

WHA's Community Care Alliance (CCA) Administrative Director, Marnell Bradfield discusses centering care around patient-reported outcomes in this month's Rural Connections. Read More

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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