Healthier Together Summit

Important Notice: Healthier Together 2021 Summit Postponed to Spring 2022

After much discussion and careful deliberation, the Quality Health Network leadership team has made the decision to postpone the Healthier Together 2021 Summit previously scheduled for October 6 & 7, 2021 in order to minimize the impact on our area care providers as they continue to tirelessly work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Our top priority is and always has been the health, safety, and wellbeing of our attendees, staff, and community. With the Delta variant putting additional strain on our healthcare facilities and community services, we are confident this is the right decision.

We encourage each one of you to remain active in your communities and work together for the betterment of those that we serve. In a world struggling with uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to unite for those who need us most.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Healthier Together 2022 Summit in the Spring. 

Stay well,
Dick Thompson
Executive Director & CEO
Quality Health Network

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Diamond: Rocky Mountain Health Plans


Platinum: Home Loan


Reception Host: SCL Health St. Mary’s


Cocktail Hour: ANB Bank


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.      Opening Remarks

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

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

10:15 a.m.    Retracing our Footsteps to our Future | Marc Lassaux, CTO, and Jackie Sievers, CRN Director of Implementation

11:15a.m.     Hot Topic Sessions:

1. Matt Haynes– Hospital Transformation Project

 2. Jason McRoy and Jackie Sievers- CRN Community Insights

 3. Rachel Stranathan: River Valley Family Health Center Medication Assisted Treatment Program, Integrating substance use treatment in primary care

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

1:45 p.m.       Rural Hospital Panel:

Korey Klein, Family Health West; George Trantow, Valley View Hospital; Delta Health. Moderator Chris McDowell, Valley Health Alliance

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.