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Welcome to the WHA monthly newsletter!

What's up? News for Western Healthcare Alliance.

September 2021

Join Angelina and Jen for another edition of Get to Know Your WHA Peer Network Group Chair with Desirae Westphal, WHA Rehabilitation Peer Network Chair and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Director of Rehab & Wellness. Watch Here

Member News

Gunnison Valley Health Announces Jason Amrich as CEO When Rob Santilli Retires

St. Vincent Health Opening State-of-the-art Hospital on September 8th

St. Mary's Medical Center Acquires Bloomin' Babies Birth Center

Animas Surgical Hospital is First Surgical Hospital in the Nation to Offer the 7D Surgical System

Valley View Hospital Impacted by Closure of I-70 Through Canyon

Mind Springs Health President & CEO Sharon Raggio Receives ATHENA Leadership Award

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Launches New Certified Medical Assistant Trainee Program

Montrose Memorial Hospital Performs First Navigational Bronchoscopy

Value-based Contracting News

The enrollment for the Western ACO 2022 performance year is complete! Please join the CCA in welcoming our newest members, MidValley Family Practice in Basalt, Memorial Regional Health in Craig, & Community Hospital in Grand Junction.

See what WHA's Community Care Alliance has been up to in this month's Rural Connections with Angelina.

Leadership Academy

Healthcare 101 Series
September 20, 22, 27 & 29 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Click here to learn more and register.

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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