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July 2016

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CCA Board of Managers 7/20/16
RMACO Board of Managers 7/20/16
SJACO Board of Managers 7/21/16
CNO/QIRM Peer Network 7/21/16
IT Peer Network 7/26/16
Materials Management Peer Network 8/2/16
Communications Peer Network 8/3/16
RMACO Board of Manager 8/4/16
Board, & CCA Retreat 8/17-8/18/16
PFS Peer Network 8/10/16
SJACO Board of Managers 8/11/16
SJACO Board of Managers 8/18/16
Rehab Peer Network 8/12/16
HR Peer Network 8/23/16
CFO Peer Network 9/21/16
CCA Board of Managers 9/21/16
RMACO Board of Managers 9/21/16
SJACO Board of Managers 9/22/16

 People on the Move
 People on
the Move
John Gardner
New CEO, Telluride Medical Center
Cristina Brolin
New CFO, Grand River Health 
Terri Chin
New CFO Peer Network Chair
Ginette Sebenaler 
New CFO, Aspen Valley Hospital
Lori Maloy
New CCO, Aspen Valley Hospital
Click here full details

Just for Fun ... 
Gunnison Valley Health Foundation is hosting Wynonna &
the Big Noise on July 28th.
more info

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Delta Named Top 20 Rural Hospitals in the Nation

Delta_LogoDelta County Memorial Hospital has been named as one of the top 20 rural community hospitals in the nation out of 1185 hospitals in 2016 by the National Rural Health Association. read more

Grand River Health Completes New Surgery Expansion

Grand_River_LogoGrand River Health is proud to announce they have completed their new surgery renovation and 22,671 sq ft expansion unit in June. read more

Mountain Family Health Center Exceeds Standards for Patient Centered Medical Home

Mountain Family_LogoMountain Family Health Center is proud to announce their Glenwood Springs location has once again met, and exceeded, the qualifications required for Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition level three (the highest rating possible), according to the 2014 standards. read more

Buena Vista Health Center Physicians Join Heart of the Rockies

Heart of the Rockies_LogoFamily medicine physicians Tom White, M.D., Amy Varble, M.D., and Gina Alkes, M.D., relocated from Mountain Medical Center in Buena Vista, to the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center, on June 27. All three physicians will be employed by Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, and the Mountain Medical Center office will close. read more

Montrose Memorial Ranks Top 5% of Rural Hospitals Nationwide

Montrose_LogoAccording to a new report, Montrose Memorial Hospital ranks in the top 5% of rural hospitals nationwide. iVantage Health Analytics, a leading provider of healthcare analytic and decision support tools, studied over 2,000 rural hospitals to ascertain top performers. The report “reveals that these top performing hospitals…outperform peer facilities across each pillar of the Hospital Strength INDEX.” read more

New Technologies at The Memorial Hospital for Women's Health

The Memorial_LogoTMH is proud to announce new technologies for women’s health, including gentler, family-focused C-sections and advanced 3D Mammography. read more

Community Hospital Teams Up With University of UT on Value University

Community_LogoCommunity Hospital has teamed up with University of Utah Health Care to research and track ways in which they can improve health care through a program called Value University, or ValueU. The free online learning platform and associated national training pilot, made possible with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to equip physicians and other professionals on the front lines of health care with processes for improving the value of care that their patients receive.  read more

Heart of the Rockies Foundation Receives Grant

Heart of the Rockies_LogoHeart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation has received a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to conduct an environmental scan, or study, to increase the number of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings statewide. The total grant awarded was $18,479, which will cover the costs associated with the project. read more

WHA Staff Attend Colorado Managed Care State-of-the State

On June 16, 2016 WHA Director of Client Relations, Pilar Mank, attended the Colorado Managed Care State-of-the-State annual breakfast meeting in Denver, Colorado. The panelists included Adam Fox, Director of Strategic Engagement, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative; Alfred Gilchrist, CEO, Colorado Medical Society; Michael Houtari, VP of legal and government affairs, Rocky Mountain Health Plans; and Ed Sealover, reporter, Denver Business Journal.  read more

How Do Your IT Solutions
Measure Up?

WHA understands the unique challenges your facilities face in this changing healthcare environment. We know with value-based requirements, that your IT needs must enable participation in order to be cost effective. Rural healthcare leaders should feel confident that their IT system supports their providers and helps them accomplish overall strategic objectives. “In order for rural healthcare facilities to remain independent and sustainable, they have to have a secure, streamlined process that is easy to use, exchanges data with their partners, saves money and enables participation in the value-based initiatives,” said Tom Northey, WHA Vice President of IT Strategy.  read more

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