GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Sept. 25, 2019 – Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) added a wealth of new talent, experience and perspectives to the CHA Board
Donor Alliance and CHA Recognize Outstanding Efforts of Health Care Organizations to Make the Gift of Life Possible in Colorado
DENVER – SEPT. 20, 2019 – Today, Swedish Medical Center, UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, Aspen Valley Hospital, Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center and
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Sept. 6, 2019 – In response to the recent data release by the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Aug. 15, 2019 – In response to the Data Byte released by the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO – Aug. 12, 2019 – Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) Shared Services has announced a new partnership with VeritasAdvantage™, a revolutionary cloud-based application
“Colorado hospitals recognize that the cost of health care has become unsustainable for many Coloradans, and we hope that this two-year reinsurance program – largely funded by hospitals – is effective in providing needed relief for patients from high insurance costs,” said Katherine Mulready, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, CHA. “The price of health insurance includes both the premiums and the copay and deductible costs, so this can’t just be about reducing premiums while insurers continue to raise out-of-pocket costs on Coloradans. We trust that the Polis Administration and the Insurance Commissioner will make sure insurers follow the law and that savings from reinsurance are fully passed on to consumers.”
“We appreciate a report that includes a discussion about quality and patient safety as part of the conversation about affordability,” said Steven J. Summer, president and CEO, CHA. “Connecting cost with quality is essential for patients seeking information about where to receive care. However, we do have some concerns about the conclusions reached in this report and would encourage employers to be careful when using this information.”
Colorado Hospital Association Statement Regarding Projected Decrease in Individual Health Insurance Marketplace in 2020
We are pleased that the Insurance Commissioner is projecting a decrease in premiums on the individual market for 2020, as it reflects the many efforts by hospitals and providers to take ownership of their portion of the total cost of care. In fact, a recent report credited moderate hospital spending with restraining overall health spending, and we believe that is evidenced in this release from the state. In addition, Colorado hospitals will be the main source of funding for the state’s two-year reinsurance program, further indication of the role that hospitals are playing in improving affordability for Coloradans.
CHA President and CEO Steven Summer to Retire; CHA Executive Vice President Chris Tholen to Assume CEO Role
Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) announced that its long-tenured President and CEO Steven J. Summer will retire at the end of the year. Summer assumed the role in 2006 after serving previously at the West Virginia Hospital Association and the Maryland Hospital Association. Chris Tholen, CHA executive vice president, will assume the role of CHA President and CEO on Jan. 1, 2020. Tholen was selected by a succession planning committee of the CHA Board of Trustees and received the full approval of the CHA Board earlier this year. He joined CHA in 2013 as the vice president of financial policy and chief financial officer after serving in a variety of roles at Kaiser Permanente.
Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services has announced a new partnership with NurseGrid, the premiere shift-filling solution, to aid CHA members in optimizing their scheduling and staffing processes for nurses.
Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services Announces New Partnership with Western Healthcare Alliance
Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services is pleased to announce a new partnership with A-1 Collection Agency, a sister company of Western Healthcare Alliance, to be the preferred provider of bad debt collection services for CHA member hospitals and health systems.
Colorado Hospital Association Supports Effort to Reduce Youth Nicotine and Tobacco Use Through Referred Measure
Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) supports House Bill 19-1333 to send Colorado voters a referred measure increasing the state’s tobacco tax and include liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. “CHA and its member hospitals have historically supported measures of this kind, as they reduce use of tobacco and nicotine products and improve the health of our communities,” said Steven Summer, president and CEO, CHA.