Healthier Together Summit


Healthier Together Opening Reception:
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, 6:00 p.m. HopeWest Pavilion

Healthier Together Summit Draft Agenda | Thursday, October 7, 2021

Colorado Mesa University Meyer Ballroom in Grand Junction, CO

7:30 a.m.       Registration / Continental Breakfast / Resource Fair

8:30 a.m.       Master of Ceremony – Justin Aubert

9:00 a.m.       Keynote Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director of HCPF

10:00 a.m.    Resource Fair/ Snack Break

10:15 a.m.    QHN/CRN Update: Where We’ve Been, Happening Now, and Future Marc Lassaux, CTO, and Jackie Sievers, CRN Director of Implementation

11:15a.m.     Rotating Hot Topic Speakers:

                        1. Matt Haynes– Hospital Transformation Project

                        2. Jason McRoy and Jackie Sievers- CRN Community Insights

                        3. Janet Rowland– Mental Health Hub

12:45 p.m.    Lunch / Networking / Resource Fair

1:45 p.m.       Rural Hospital Panel

2:45 p.m.       Resource Fair /Break

3:00 p.m.       Keynote Kathy Buckley,  award-winning actress, speaker, and hearing-impaired comedian

4:00 p.m.       Final Remarks

4:15 p.m.       Cocktails and Conversation

Kathy Buckley

2019 Summit Recap


 QHN will follow local public health policies and guidelines for this event and may recommend or require additional safeguards to best ensure the safety and well-being of attendees.

Western Colorado residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccination have significantly less risk of contracting the virus. Also, vaccinated individuals who experience a breakthrough case are much less likely to have severe effects from the virus, significantly reducing the need for hospitalization.

With this in mind, we strongly encourage you to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before attending this or any in-person event. As leaders in the healthcare industry, we know that receiving the COVID-19 vaccination is safe and effective. As we connect people for better health, we want to do it as safely as possible. For information on where to get the vaccine, please click here.


The COVID-19 pandemic is ever-changing. We reserve the right to change these policies at any time based on the recommendations of state and local public health officials and Colorado Mesa University.