Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) is a nonprofit entity committed to improving the quality and coordination of health and health care services by improving access and increasing and integrating health services at lower costs in Colorado's Dolores, San Miguel and Uncompahgre River Basin regions. It serves an extremely rural area, with a health care service area separated by distance, rugged terrain and a poor transportation infrastructure. The region has several medically underserved designations.
Mission and vision
To improve the overall health and quality of health care in our rural region by identifying, developing and operating programs and initiatives that will reform the health care delivery system and payment methodology in rural communities, while providing solutions to critical health needs and disparities
Founded in 2009, TCHNetwork brings together key health care leaders in the three-county region. It was incorporated in late 2010 as a 501(c)3 supporting organization of the Telluride Foundation. TCHNetwork is a vertical network of providers committed to improving the quality and coordination of health in the region by increasing access to healthcare and health services at lower costs.
Network members--including the Basin Medical Clinic, Center for Mental Health, Montrose Memorial Hospital, River Valley Family Health Center, the Telluride Foundation, Telluride Medical Center and Uncompahgre Medical Center--have extensive experience in working on health care issues; they are the major stakeholders within the region.
TCHNetwork is improving the overall health of our rural region by identifying, developing and operating community programs focused on quality and in reducing costs to increase access to care. These programs have been successful in filling the gaps in health care by assuring care is accessible, affordable and available to those populations. The program include the San Juan Kids Cavity Prevention Program (Skippy); Insurance Coverage Assistance Program; Regional Medical Shuttle Program; Community Health Worker Preventive Care Outreach; and Patient Health Navigator Chronic Care Outreach. See TCHNetwork’s programs page for details.