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May 2017

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Rehab Peer Network 5/5
PFS Peer Network 5/10
IT Peer Network 5/16
Laboratory Peer Network 5/17
WHA Board Meeting 5/18
CNO/QIRM Peer Network 5/23

CFO Peer Network 6/15
Materials Management Peer Network 6/20

Register (Smaller) 8-31-16

Read more on how WHA Peer Network meetings can help you

WHA Effective Leadership Series
Presented by WHA
Leadership Academy

Friday, June 9th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Grand Junction, $200 per person

Developing an
Entrepreneurial Mindset

Taught by Dr. Randal Schober
Associate Professor of Management, Fermanian School of Business, Point Loma, Nazarene University

Randal for April 17 Newsletter

Register (Smaller) 8-31-16

Alphabet Soup

Let WHA help you navigate all the crazy healthcare acronyms.
May's acronym is PCMH.
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Supply Chain Savings You
Can Count On!

We know that an effective relationship with a GPO is critical to your bottom line. WHA has partnered with Premier and Adventist since 2011 to provide access to market leading pricing, advantageous wholesaler agreements and a wide range of services designed to support Materials Managers and supply chain operations. read more 

A Hospital for All Time

Do you have concerns about what path will lead you to the perfect healthcare workforce of the future? Have you examined the data about workforce availability through the next decade that suggests we will not have the people resources to meet the needs of our communities? The challenges are many, but surmountable. We might even look to examples in other industries for inspiration. read more 

Community Hospital Certified as a Healthy Business Leader, a Top Honor!
Community Hospital has been recognized as a Health Links Certified Healthy Business Partner due to their holistic approach to creating a culture of health and safety in the workplace.

Health Links, a nonprofit initiative at the University of Colorado School of Public Health, recognizes businesses around the state for their excellence in workplace health and safety. Health Links assesses businesses via an online assessment tool that benchmarks their health and safety efforts. read more 

Community Hospital Now a Level III Trauma Center
Community Hospital was recently designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the Trauma Division of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Increasing from a Level IV Trauma center to a Level III Trauma Center will allow the hospital to treat patients with a higher acuity level and receive ambulance transports from Level IV Trauma Centers throughout the region. read more 

Montelores Cancer Fund Grants $50k to Local Cancer Patients
The Montelores Cancer Care Assistance program granted its 50th Cancer Care grant this past February, which is cause for celebration. The grant is awarded by the Southwest Memorial Hospital Foundation to assist cancer patients and their families with transportation, living expenses, travel and related needs during treatment. Montelores Cancer Care Assistance Grants provide up to $1k for these expenses. This program was created to direct funds raised locally to members of their own community, where this kind of support is urgently needed. read more 

Yay, Hooray! WHA's New
Website is Live!

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It is with great joy and delight that we present you with the result of many months of hard work by the team at WHA—a brand new website! It’s not just a re-design. We’ve enhanced the site to make it more member-centric, accessible, and added new features with more specific content. We are thrilled to unveil it to our members, and hope you can join us as we dash a bottle of imaginary champagne against the side of it. 

Our intention behind the site is to better reflect and showcase our amazing members while connecting them with the services they need. We want to help members navigate the ever-changing healthcare landscape and feel inspired and empowered. At the same time, we want to make it much easier for members to connect with each other through enhanced member pages, Peer Network meetings, education, and videos.

Special thanks to our Communication/Marketing members who provided photos of their facilities! Please visit the new site at wha1.org and let us know what you think!

Yampa Valley Medical Center
Receives "A" for Patient Safety
Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) received an "A" for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. healthcare system. YVMC was one of the 823 hospitals to receive an "A" in the most recent release of Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. read more

YVMC Named One of Truven Health's 100 Top Hospitals
YVMC was recently named one of Truven Health's 2017 100 Top Hospitals. The study evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas, including inpatient outcomes process of care, extended outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience, among others. read more

Valley View Busy Enough to
Justify Expansion

Valley_View_LogoValley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs started off small but now offers specialty care unique to the region between metro Denver and Grand Junction or Salt Lake City. Brain surgery, spinal care, cardiology, a comprehensive cancer-care program, a unique robotics lab—Valley View offers services rare for a rural hospital. read more

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset (or the story of playdough and why you should care)

Do you think of yourself as an entrepreneur? Are you innovative and creative? In order to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in a hyper-connected and competitive healthcare environment, it is essential to adopt an 'entrepreneurial mindset' as a means of meeting consumer and stakeholder demands. read more 

HRRMC Foundation Receives
$10k Donation

Heart of the Rockies_LogoHeart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation recently received a $10k unrestricted donation to be used in the area of greatest need from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The HRRMC Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides financial resources to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center to enhance the health of the community through the delivery of personalized and exceptional care. read more

Mind Springs Health Expands Roaring Fork Valley Treatment Team

MindSprings_LogoIn the continuing effort to meet rising community needs for mental health support and treatment, Mind Springs Health is pleased to announce the addition of Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Laine Morgan, PMHNP-BC, Case Manager Brittany Kerlin, and Peer Specialist Amber Canning to the Glenwood Springs office. read more

St. Mary's Medical Center and Children's Hospital Colorado Form Care Alliance

St._Mary's_LogoSt. Mary's Medical Center and Children's Hospital Colorado announced they have entered into a formal Care Alliance collaboration to provide children and their families with the highest level of coordinated medical care as close to home as possible.

St. Mary's Medical Center president, Brian Davidson, M.D., said "We're very excited about the new Care Alliance with Children's. This will improve our ability to deliver the highest quality pediatric care right here in the Grand Valley. It is very much in keeping with our Right Care. Right Time. Right Place. philosophy." read more

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