Gov. Inslee proclaims April 16 Healthcare Decisions Day

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed April 16, 2018, as Healthcare Decisions Day in Washington. The day recognizes the need for and efforts to encourage individuals to discuss and record choices ahead of time regarding future medical treatment — known as advance care planning — and to have those wishes honored.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Rhonda Curry as Vice President, Membership and Communications

Following a nationwide search, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) is proud to announce Rhonda Curry will be joining the leadership team as Vice President for Membership and Communications.... Read More >>

WSHA and WSMA’s joint statement on governor’s opioid legislation

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Joint Opioid Safe Practices Task Force supports Gov. Inslee’s legislation (HB 2489 & SB 6150) aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic in Washington state.... Read More >>

Staying focused on health care in short legislative session

Keeping communities and patients at the center, the Washington State Hospital Association announced its legislative priorities for the 2018 legislative session.... Read More >>

WSHA: Senate tax bill’s proposed elimination of insurance mandate drives up costs for paying patients

"At some point in life, we all need intense medical care, and hospitals are there to provide it, whether or not you have health insurance. But if the insurance mandate goes away, more people will choose to be uninsured."... Read More >>

EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte will chair WSHA Board

EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte has been elected board chair of the Washington State Hospital Association. As chair, Malte will preside over the Board of Trustees and help lead the hospital association’s work for the coming year.... Read More >>

WSHA presents Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis with Joe Hopkins Memorial Award

The Washington State Hospital Association presented Eric Lewis, CEO of Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, with the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award during the association’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 12, 2017, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The award recognizes Lewis’ leadership in his community and his strong advocacy for a better health care system for all Washington state residents.... Read More >>

WSHA honors hospitals with awards for demonstrating community health leadership

The Washington State Hospital Association honored hospitals with awards recognizing their efforts to demonstrate community health leadership during the association’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 12, 2017, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The Community Health Leadership Award is among the association’s highest honors awarded to health care organizations in Washington state.... Read More >>

WSHA director of rural health programs selected for new national leadership program to build health equity 

Washington State Hospital Association Director of Rural Health Programs Jacqueline Barton True has been selected to join Culture of Health Leaders: a program co-led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth ACTION with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She will join leaders from across the country to collaborate and innovate to solve persistent challenges and advance a Culture of Health: one that places well-being at the center of every aspect of life.... Read More >>

Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn receives Grassroots Champion Award from American Hospital Association

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has awarded Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn its 2016 Grassroots Champion award for his health care advocacy and for fostering support for candidates for public office who are champions for health care. The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) recognized Glenn for the achievement at its 41st Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference in Chelan, Wash., June 27.... Read More >>

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