Health care summit set for Oct. 13

Marc Lassaux

A conference in Grand Junction is expected to bring together health care leaders and providers from across Colorado.

The Quality Health Network has scheduled its Healthier Together 2022 Summit for 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Colorado Mesa University Ballroom.

Based in Grand Junction, QHN helps medical, behavioral and human services providers in Western Colorado share health information to coordinate care, reduce duplication of services and identify individuals at risk. All of the hospitals and more than 90 percent of health care providers in its service area participate in the network.

Marc Lassaux, interim executive director and chief executive officer of QHN, said he’s pleased the summit has returned after a hiatus related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are so glad to be back together in person,” Lassaux said. “Summit attendees all share the common mission of improving health and wellness in our communities. We’ve all navigated uncharted waters the past three years. But in the end, we are stronger and more efficient because of it. The summit provides an opportunity for us to collaborate and work on our unified mission. We truly are better together.”

Summit participants will hear from more than a dozen industry leaders. The keynote speakers include Kim Bimestefer, executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing; and Kathy Buckley, an award-winning actress, speaker and hearing-impaired comedian. 

A panel of medical leaders from around the region will discus solutions for meeting rural health care challenges. QHN leaders will discuss whole person health strategies. Hot topic sessions will offer information about various industry programs.

A resource fair will include 23 booths from representing organizations across the state showcasing services and collaborative efforts.

“It’s going to be a day full of education, networking collaboration and fun. This time we have to collaborate and share is extremely helpful to the future health of the communities we serve,” Lassaux said.

For more information about the summit, call (970) 248-0033 or visit the website at For more information about the Quality Health Network, log on to the website located at