Strategic Plan

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WSHA’s Mission:

The Washington State Hospital Association advocates for and provides value to members in achieving their missions and improving the health of their communities.

WSHA’s Vision:

Through leadership and collaboration, we strive for exceptional health outcomes in Washington communities by focusing on high quality, healthy communities, and sustainable cost.

Strategic Plan 2016–2019: Achieving the “Triple Aim” with Partners

Improve the Quality of Care & Experience of the Patient

Achieve by 2019:

  • 7 of 17 Patient Safety focus measures will exceed the best region in the country.
  • 30% improvement in four measures related to Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Health Care Authority (HCA) Performance Measures, and other measures used for value-based purchasing in physician office practices.

Increase the Health of the Population

Achieve by 2019:

  • 20% improvement in immunization rates; improvement in treatment of diabetics (rural); and improvement in first trimester care.
  • Undertake a key strategy for early intervention mental health.
  • 20% reduction in the number of single bed certifications and instances when patients are involuntarily detained and no psychiatric bed is available.

Lead the Country in Delivering Cost-Efficient Care

Achieve by 2019:

  • 30% increase in value-based purchasing transitioning from fee-for-service as a payment model.
  • Achieve measurable savings of at least $75 million through quality improvement and reduction in unnecessary care.

WSHA Strong in 2019

Achieve by 2019:

  • A structure, services and programs that address the changes in needs and composition of the Washington State Hospital Association membership.


Contact Us

Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

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206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

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