Spending more time with you, our members

One of my focuses will be to spend more time with our members and our key partners. To ensure our organization continues to flourish and serve, I have made a few changes to the executive team.... Read More >>

The start of a new chapter

This year was one of many changes, both large and small. Across the country, Americans braved a tense election cycle that raises questions about the future of health care. Here at WSHA, we celebrated 40 years of our Rural Hospital Leadership Conference in Chelan. We are also preparing to say farewell to WSHA President and CEO Scott Bond, who will soon be retiring. Scott has been a visionary leader, a trusted advisor and a wonderful mentor.... Read More >>

Thank you for the honor of serving

The calendar turns to 2017 and a new year begins. Undoubtedly your organization has big plans and expectations for the year ahead. As 2016 comes to close during this special season, I hope you find time to reflect on the accomplishments and many things that are positive and present in our world. As my tour with WSHA comes to an end, I am finding these reflections to be even more meaningful.... Read More >>

WSHA provides guidance on hospital signage and communication requirements in Washington State

State and federal laws require hospitals to provide an array of notice and signage to patients, workforce members and the public. The Washington State Office of the Attorney General has in recent months stepped up its enforcement of these types of requirements. Hospitals could be subject to significant penalties if found to be out of compliance.... Read More >>

We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes at a beautiful time in our state, with trees shedding the last of their auburn leaves and snow beginning to fall in the mountains. This year we are also a few weeks past the close of a tense election cycle that has divided many of our communities and calls into question the future of health care. This makes Thanksgiving 2016 a particularly important one.... Read More >>

Embracing our missions: Caring for all

In the wake of last week’s election, we have heard concerns from hospital leaders across the country about heated conversations and tense emotions among hospital and health care staff, and in waiting rooms among patients. Each of you might consider reminding your staff to not engage in polarizing conversations, and share with them tools for defusing heated conversations among patients.... Read More >>

What the election means for health care

Now that the election is complete, we must now focus on good governance. WSHA will continue to advocate for access to high quality health care for all through a vibrant and robust delivery system in our state and our nation.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Chris Bandoli as senior vice president for policy and advocacy

Following a nationwide search, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced today that it will welcome Chris Bandoli as its new senior vice president for policy and advocacy. Bandoli — who has been with Regence BlueShield since 2007, serving as director of government affairs for the last 5 years — will begin work with the association later this month, filling the spot previously held by Executive Vice President and incoming President and CEO Cassie Sauer.... Read More >>

Check out the WHS blog

Many times as a result of the success of WSHA in both Policy and Patient Safety, downstream work arises for our members. One of Washington Hospital Services’ roles is to provide a network of vetted Industry Partners that can support this work. WHS launched a blog exploring the ways in which we are able to leverage our business relationships to the benefit of our member hospitals.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Chris Bandoli as new senior VP of policy and advocacy

Following a nationwide search, we are excited to welcome Chris Bandoli as our new senior vice president for policy and advocacy. Chris — who has served as the director of government affairs for Regence BlueShield since 2007 — will begin his work at WSHA later this month, filling the spot previously held by Executive Vice President and incoming President and CEO Cassie Sauer.... Read More >>

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