(CANON CITY, CO) (4/21/2021) This community’s response to joining Telligen to address high-priority health issues during COVID-19 and beyond has demonstrated a high level of commitment towards the overall health of your community. The pandemic has not only highlighted the importance of community members working together but also how collaboration can drive community-centered health outcome improvement.

For more than four decades, Telligen has assisted multi-sector partners with improving community-wide health and wellness. We’re honoring your hard work, passion, and dedication to providing patients, families, neighbors, and staff with the highest quality of care. We know that our partners are busy doing the important work of caring for your people. Having the time to bring everyone together, define, and organize collective action is extremely complex and challenging not only now amidst COVID, but always. That is what we are called, and expected, to do and we are held accountable for our performance. The tools we use are rooted in evidence, action, measurement, timelines, and CELEBRATION towards achievement!

Congratulations to Valley View Health Care Center for being named a Telligen QI Connect™ Community Quality Champion!

The local communities in each of our four states- one rural, one urban, and one mixed- with the most organizations that have joined Telligen QI Connect™ have been named “Community Quality Champions”. Telligen is pleased to present this award in recognition of outstanding activation by organizations located in your home community. Recipients of this inaugural Telligen QI Connect™ award utilized their relationships to recruit individuals and partner organizations to join together to focus on the most challenging issues facing us all today in this time of COVID-19 and beyond: opioid misuse, increasing access to behavioral health services, ensuring smooth patient transitions with changes in level of care, patient safety, chronic disease prevention and self-care, and nursing home quality.

We also invite Medicare beneficiaries, family caregivers, and advocates who live in Telligen’s four-state region (Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma) to volunteer as Community Ambassadors to share what matters most to you. Community Ambassadors will participate alongside healthcare professionals, community organizations, community leaders, and other Ambassadors in our Telligen QI ConnectTM events to directly influence how care is delivered in our communities.  Whether we are providing care or receiving it, all of us are needed in collective action to make healthcare safer, more accessible, and more cost-effective.  Contact Risa Hayes at for more information.

About Telligen

Telligen QI Connect™ is the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for OK, CO, IL, and IA. For more than 45 years, Telligen has been transforming lives and economies by improving health. Telligen serves commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state, and local level, improving health outcomes for millions of people nationwide. We bring national expertise to you to share best practices and evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care to enhance community partnerships, improve community health outcomes, and enable you to imagine and mobilize sustainable high-quality, cutting-edge care. Telligen can help AND we connect you with others that can help. For more information, visit and