As small business owners, we are concerned about our employees. It isn’t just the fact that these employees are essential to our business success. These are people that work side by side with us building the company, servicing customers and more. Oftentimes we wish we could do more for these special individuals, especially as group health insurance premiums have risen along with deductibles and co-pays.

There has been a lot of talk about our health care system but little has changed in the year since President Trump took office. Are there more things I, as a small employer could be doing right now…while Washington debates the issue, to help my workforce?

Join us for our second annual Healthcare Summit on Wednesday, March 7th, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the DoubleTree Hotel to learn more about the current landscape of healthcare in the Grand Valley and what is and can be done to bring value and options to our employees. The event is sponsored by

Corporate Sponsors:
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Colorado Canyons Hospital & Medical Center
Community Hospital
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
St. Mary’s Medical Center | SCL Health

Featured Sponsors:
Autopaychecks, Inc.
Grand Canyon University
Hoskin Farina & Kampf
Monument Health
Quality Health Network

Dr. Russ Vinik, University of Utah

Dr. Russ Vinik, University of Utah

A keynote presentation by Dr. Russ Vinik, University of Utah will address a major buzzword in healthcare, Value. How important is it? And who is ultimately responsible for providing it?

University of Utah Health partnered with Leavitt Partners to try to answer those important questions. They conducted a nationwide survey to find out what three key audiences – consumers, providers, and employers – think about the component parts of value: quality, service, and cost.

With this data, they’ve gained insight into how these different audiences perceive, rank, and take responsibility for the different aspects of value. They’ve compared how they’re aligned and where they’re disconnected and what this tells us about value in US health care.

That presentation will be followed by breakout sessions for small businesses covering topics such as telemedicine, workplace wellness programs and how peer businesses are meeting their healthcare challenges.

A luncheon panel of local health care leaders including Steve ErkenBrack, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Dr. Brian Davidson, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Chris Thomas, Community Hospital, Stacey Mascarenas, Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center and others will discuss the current state of local health care and future trends that employers need to know.

Throughout the day there will be an opportunity to visit with health care providers and others that can assist small businesses in navigating the health care landscape. We urge business owners and managers along with Human Resource managers to attend this important event. Cost for Chamber members is just $55 per person.

Registration is open and available online at

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