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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

September 2020

In this month's Rural Treks, WHA's CEO Angelina Salazar goes in depth on value-based healthcare. Rural Treks with Angelina

Thank you Sharon Raggio, President and CEO for Mind Springs Health, for a great Leadership Academy series. A recording of the series is on in the Members Only portal under Leadership Academy. We've also posted additional resiliency resources that Sharon shared with us on this page. Please make sure to acknowledge Mind Springs Health as a partner if you print or publish their information.

WHA's Corporate Partner, Wipfli, recently hosted an educational webinar for members on Price Transparency and requirements to comply with the regulation. For those not able to attend, we've placed a copy of the webinar and presentation behind the Members Only portal in the Corporate Partner Program Presentations page on

Member News

Telluride Medical Center Announces Location of Interim Clinic

St. Vincent Hospital Joins Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation Making Sure Kids Have Masks for School Year

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives $25,000 COVID-19 DOLA Grant

Wray Community District Hospital Purchases Cepheid Machine

Four WHA Member Facilities are Top Rated Hospitals for Patient Experience in Colorado

Mind Springs Foundation to Help Raise Awareness of Suicide Prevention with Pedal for Prevention Event

St. Mary's Medical Center Ranked Among Best Maternity Hospitals in US

Vail Health Building $70 Million Medical Building

Delta County Memorial Hospital Opens New Urology Clinic

New Orthopedic Center Opens in Steamboat Springs

St. Mary's Hospital Asking for Convalescent Plasma Donations

CARES Act Funding to Pay Montrose Memorial Hospital for COVID-19 Specimen Collections

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Expects Good News on Hospital Accreditation

Mind Springs Health Offering Mental Health Support During Wildfire Season

Dr. Rhonda Webb of Pagosa Springs Medical Center Featured in Glowing Editorial

Mind Springs Foundation Provides Digital Back to School Toolkit for Students

Value-based Contracting News

Rural Connections with Sharma

What's New With the Hospital Transformation Program?

Events, Education, & Training

All in-person Peer Network meetings have been changed to webinars through the end of 2020. Please visit to view and register for upcoming Peer Network meetings.

Learn More with Our Partners

WHA hosts member webinars with our Corporate Partners on an ongoing basis. If you missed one, please visit our members only portal on and look for "Corporate Partner Program Presentations" to view webinar recordings and presentations.

Learn more about our Corporate Partners & Programs

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