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wha1.org October 2018

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WHA News
A message from WHA's Interim CEO, listen read

WHA Leadership Academy Kicks Off New Season on October 19th! learn more and register


Member News
HopeWest CEO, Christy Whitney, Accepts Board Leadership Role for NPHI 

Mountain Family Health Centers' CEO Ross Brooks on Community Health Centers' Contributions to the Economy

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center's CEO, Frank May, Announces Retirement After Serving for 20 Years

Quality Health Network Behind Effort to Launch Community Resource Network

Memorial Regional Health Receives HRSA Funds for Substance Abuse Prevention

Telluride Medical Center Puts Mill Levy Increase on the Ballot 

Community Hospital's Third Grand Valley Primary Care Location Now Open

HopeWest Raises $46K to Support United Way of Mesa County

Montrose Memorial Hospital Offers Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment Option 

Check Out the Progress on Gunnison Valley Health's New Senior Care Center

Salida Resident Donates 352 Ounces of Her Breast Milk to Outreach Center at Heart of the Rockies 

Family Health West to Close Courtyard Care Center 

St. Mary's Acquires Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates

Construction of Heart of the Rockies' New Outpatient Pavillion Well Under Way

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Announce $1.375M Commitment to Support Mental Health Resources in Routt County Schools 

Valley View Reduces Opioid Administration in ED by 23 Percent

St. Mary's Hospital and Memorial Regional Health Collaborate to Form New Healthcare Model

Memorial Regional Health to Leverage Affiliation with St. Mary's Hospital to Save $5M on Epic EHR Replacement

Mountain Family Health Centers to Open New Clinic in January


Member Recognition
Community Hospital's CIO, Bart Butzine, Makes Becker's 2018 72 CIOs to Know 

Montrose Memorial Honored for Organ and Tissue Donation Achievements 

Estes Park Medical Center Receives DNV-GL Accreditation

St. Vincent Receives 2018 J Evan Goulding District of the Year Award

Community Hospital Receives National Recognition for Financial Performance

Mountain Family Health Centers Awarded Over $112K for High-quality Care

Quality Health Network's Dick Thompson Nationally Recognized

Member CEOs, Dave Ressler and Rob Santilli Nationally Recognized

CEO Spotlight
Up Close With Jennifer Sadoff

Peer Connection
Stay on Top of What Your Peer Networks are Up To
 

Community Care Alliance News
Population Health Buzz

Capitol Comments

WHA Events & Education
WHA Peer Network Meetings, Board Meetings and Leadership Education

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Our Partners
Access to Corporate Partner Newsletters, Educational Webinars, Events and More

Resources
Attacked From All Sides: The Current State of Rural Practice Management 

How Four Rural Hospitals Could Realize Substantial Net Gains by Modifying Federal Designations


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