Monument Health has had a big year and we loved celebrating our partnerships with many of you at our networking reception last month. We are nothing without our partners.  Our entire business model is predicated around convening many different stakeholders together to work toward the common goals of better healthcare affordability, outcomes, and quality.

As we close out 2022, we are gearing up for a truly impactful 2023.

We now support all populations in the community—commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid—and are adapting our programs and approaches to the unique needs of each.  Our growth is no accident; our goal has always been to achieve true population health by helping all types of patients here on the Western Slope.  I am proud of the fact that we are more than well on our way.

Our employer relationships have grown this year, most notably with our renewed and deepened partnership with Mesa County Valley School District 51.  We are incredibly honored by the trust the school district has placed in our team and we look forward to supporting them over the next several years. We’re equally grateful for our long-term employer partners like Hilltop Community Resources, Family Health West, St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Star Aviation. These relationships are incredibly important to us, and we are very proud of these collaborations where we can help support employee health and wellness.

We also onboarded a wellness platform this year, GoodLife Wellness, which allowed us to expand our scope further into wellbeing initiatives with our employer partners and to establish some new relationships, such as with the Roaring Fork Transit Authority—or RAFTA, of the famous VelociRAFTA!  

We have welcomed a number of new providers to the network and are at almost 100 percent network adequacy for Mesa and Delta counties, which is no small feat.  We rolled out a new provider scorecard for primary care and are powering that via over 2.6 million claims we receive every month, plus robust medical record data from our partner Quality Health Network (QHN).  Currently, we are working on designing some pretty sophisticated approaches to our clinical programs and are incredibly excited about that.

2023 will also be a year we begin wrapping our arms around multiple government programs.  Our Medicare Shared Savings program will launch, which we are doing in collaboration with other Intermountain-backed networks in Denver and Montana.  This will allow us to take a multi-state, regional approach to better serving Medicare patients.  We are also gearing up to begin support of Medicaid PRIME and CHP+ which is the children’s health plan plus, which is an incredibly exciting and meaningful opportunity we have in front of us to impact this population.

The work Monument Health has done in the past year would not be possible without the awesome group of people within our team—including the clinicians, providers, hospitals, and insurance companies—who continue to lead the charge and think outside the box around ways to positively impact Western Slope healthcare.

Cheers to meaningful partnerships and an impactful 2023 ahead,

Ashley Thurow 

Executive Director