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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

October 2021

WHA is excited to announce the return of Tom Northey to the WHA team. Tom rejoins the team as our new Chief Innovation Officer and will lead WHA's Community Care Alliance, as well as our Information Technology initiatives. Please join us in welcoming Tom! Read More

Member News

Vail Health Offers Virtual Tour of New Dillon Facility

Telluride Regional Medical Center Relaunches FoodRx

Rio Grande Hospital New Recovery Clinic is Open

Intermountain Healthcare and SCL to Merge

Community Hospital Breaks Ground on New Cancer Center & Office Building

St. Vincent Health Celebrates New Hospital Opening

Montrose Memorial Hospital Installs Industry-leading MRI Machine

Western Medical Associates Joins Community Hospital

Gunnison Valley Health Announces Jason Amrich as New CEO

Grand River Health Raises $4,000 Selling Bowls

Wray Community District Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

Community Hospital Foundation Presented $30,000 from Lions Club

Community Hospital Reminds Patients to Perform a "Buddy Check"

SCL Health Medical Group - Patterson Celebrates Open House

Value-based Contracting News

WHA's Community Care Alliance (CCA) is excited to announce the addition of Tom Northey to the CCA team. Tom will serve as the Chief Innovation Officer and lead CCA initiatives. Please join us in welcoming Tom! Read More

Valley Health Alliance Puts Area Ahead of the Curve on Lowering Costs of Care

Leadership Academy

Chargemaster & Denials: How to Prevent Lost Revenue
October 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Click here to learn more and register.

Special thanks to our member instructors for our Healthcare 101 Series.

  • Ryan Kolczak, Director, Technical Services, Valley View Hospital
  • Charlie Crevling, CFO, Valley View Hospital
  • Joe Theine, CEO, Animas Surgical Hospital
  • Karen Martsolf, Vice President, Marketing/Communications & Fund Development, Community Hospital
  • Jason Cleckler, CEO, Middle Park Health
Missed the series? View course recordings and view slides in the Leadership Academy section of the members only portal on

Peer Network Activities

Please click here to access our member's only content in the member portal on In the portal you can view and register for upcoming Peer Network meetings, see past meeting recaps, listen to presentations, and more.

Learn More with Our Partners

WHA's Corporate Partners offer savings and education services for members. To learn more about these services, visit us 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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