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.
Executive Director & CEO
Quality Health Network
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
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.