In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, you must continuously look for ways to keep healthcare in your community local and sustainable. Rural healthcare providers are faced with constant challenges and increasing workloads, both of which can be frustrating. A regional network like Western Healthcare Alliance (WHA) helps rural providers with collaborative solutions and resources focused on rural healthcare.
WHA members have the independence and freedom to make decisions with confidence to ensure the best care in their communities. Hospitals and physician clinics alike receive the education and support needed to be able to manage day-to-day operations while planning for the future. Our team is made up of experts in the areas that matter most to our members and their communities.
WHA began in 1989 when a small group of rural Colorado hospitals decided that there was power in numbers. Today, WHA has 31 healthcare members in Colorado, Utah, and Michigan. Of these 31 members, 20 own Healthcare Management, a separate entity, that provides revenue cycle solutions to healthcare entities. Developing and managing a menu of member-owned and partner programs, WHA saves members money that helps them remain sustainable and viable in their communities.
And that’s not all!
As members embark on the journey towards alternative payment models and population health, WHA responded by forming the Community Care Alliance (CCA) in 2015, a wholly owned company of WHA. The CCA is dedicated to creating solutions that ensure quality outcomes as we shift towards a reimbursement model focused on value. Members learn and work together to coordinate care and ensure success as our medical communities are rewarded for maintaining healthy populations through better care at lower costs.