CAH Workshop

October 18, 2017  Colorado Springs, CO



Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Cost  $0.00

This workshop is only open to staff from Colorado CAHs and there is no charge to attend. Please see below for current list of CAHs  eligible for workshop attendance.


2017 CAH Workshop
Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Spring, CO


2017 Event Details

The 2017 Annual CAH Workshop will be hosted by the Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) and held in Colorado Springs, CO on October 18, 2017.  This event is geared towards Colorado’s CAH CEOs, CFOs, HIT Directors and Quality Directors and provides the opportunity to network and discuss Colorado’s CAH program strategic priorities, current updates, and other issues impacting Colorado CAHs.

The CAH Workshop focuses on education and updates crucial to critical access hospitals.

Here are just a few highlights of the CAH workshop:

  • Educational sessions for critical access hospitals.
  • Plenty of time for networking with colleagues.
  • Hear from leading experts in the field.


CAH Workshop Agenda October 18, 2017

General Session 8:30 a.m. –  2:45 p.m. 

  • Welcome and Colorado Rural Health Center Update       8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
    Michelle Mills, CEO, Colorado Rural Health Center
    Jennifer Dunn, Programs Director, Colorado Rural Health Center
  • How Adaptability and Preparation Can Help You Survive a Survey      9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
    David H. Snow, Esq., Hall Render, Killian Heath & Lyman P.C
    Kay Whitley, President & CEO, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center & Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center

Break       10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

  • Medicare Rural Accountable Care Organizations       10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    David Ginsberg, CRHC Senior Advisor, PrivaPlan Associates, Inc
    Catherine Hanson

Lunch       11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Advocacy Through Storytelling: Safety Net Clinic Week Community Spotlight      12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Kelly Erb, Policy Analyst, Colorado Rural Health Center
  • CAH/Rural Strategic Priorities Roundtable       1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Break     2:30  – 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions  2:45 – 5:00 p.m.  

CFO and CEO Breakout Session       2:45 – 5:00 p.m.       Rockrimmon Room

  • The Data Challenge: Changing Your Conversations and Strategy
    Michael Topchik, Senior Vice President, Chartis Center for Rural Health
    Hunter Clark, Account Executive, Chartis Center for Rural Health
    Tommy Barnhart, Senior Advisor, Colorado Rural Health Center

Quality Director and HIT Breakout Session    2:45 – 3:30 p.m.     Eagles Nest 1&2

  • Creating Communication Links to Build a Dynamic Data Team
    Danette Swanson, Hospital and HIT Manager, Colorado Rural Health Center
    James Stephenson,  HIT Analyst,  Colorado Rural Health Center
    Jenny Royce,  HIT Analyst,  Colorado Rural Health Center

Quality Director Breakout Session    3:35 – 5:00 p.m.    Eagles Nest 1

  • The Data Challenge: Changing Your Conversations and Strategy
    Beth Katzenberg, Senior Advisor, Colorado Rural Health Center

HIT Breakout Session    3:35 – 5:00 p.m.     Eagles Nest 2

  • Steve Watson, Founder and CTO, VTO Labs

Colorado CAHs

• Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, Ja Junta
• Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen
• Conejos County Hospital, La Jara
• East Morgan County Hospital, Brush
• Estes Park Medical Center, Estes Park
• Family Health West, Fruita
• Grand River Hospital District, Rifle
• Gunnison Valley Hospital, Gunnison
• Haxtun Hospital, Haxtun
• Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, Salida
• Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital, Burlington
• Kremmling Memorial Hospital District, Kremmling
• Lincoln Community Hospital, Hugo
• Melissa Memorial Hospital, Holyoke
• Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Trinidad
• Pagosa Mountain Hospital, Pagosa Springs
• Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, Woodland Park
• Pioneers Hospital of Rio Blanco County, Meeker
• Prowers Medical Center, Lamar
• Rangely District Hospital, Rangely
• Rio Grande Hospital, Del Norte
• Sedgwick County Health Center, Julesburg
• Southeast Colorado Hospital, Springfield
• Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez
• Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center, Walsenberg
• St. Vincent General Hospital District, Leadville
• The Memorial Hospital, Craig
• Weisbrod Memorial Hospital, Eads
• Wray Community District Hospital, Wray
• Yuma District Hospital, Yuma

The CAH Workshop is supported through CRHC’s receipt of the Federal HRSA Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grant: CFDA 93.241; Award 5H54RH00056-16-00.

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Contact Marcy Cameron at or call 303-468-3498

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Please Note: Agenda is subject to change.