WSHA and AWPHD 42nd Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference

WSHA Educational Meeting

Campbell's Resort
104 W Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816

Event Information
June 24, 2018 - June 27, 2018

Event Type: WSHA Educational Meeting

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Sponsor the 2018 Rural Hospital Leadership Conference


  • Campbell’s Resort — sold out, waiting list only — (1-800-553-8225)
  • Grandview On the Lake — rooms are limited — (509) 888-6910
  • Lakeside Lodge — rooms are available — (509) 682-4396

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*Preliminary agenda:

*Times, events and locations subject to change

Sunday, June 24

 9:30 a.m. start  Golf Tournament and Luncheon at Bear Mountain Ranch  — Hosted by Coverys
 6-7:30 p.m. Registration — Sponsored by Dingus Zarecor & Associates PLLC

Reception — Sponsored by Cerner


Monday, June 25

 7:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
 8:30-9 a.m.  Welcome & Opening Remarks
 9-10 a.m.  Opening Plenary

  • Cassie Sauer, WSHA President & CEO
 10-11 a.m.  A Rural Health System Tackles the Opioid Crisis

  • Kurt DeVine, MD, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health
  • Heather Bell, MD, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health
 11-11:15 a.m.  Transition to Breakouts/Break with Exhibitors — Sponsored by Coverys
 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Breakout sessions

  • Opioids in Washington State
  • Legislative Session Wrap Up
  • EMS
 12:15-12:30 p.m.  Transition to Lunch
 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Board Chair Lunch
 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Networking Lunch — Sponsored by USI Insurance Services
 1:30-2:15 p.m.  Plenary Session
 2:15-2:30 p.m.  Transition to Breakouts/Break with Exhibitors — Sponsored by Coverys
 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Breakout sessions

  • Behavioral Health Strategies
  • Legislative Issues from an Olympia Perspective
  • Dental Health
 4-4:30 p.m.  Transportation to Winery
 4:30-6 p.m.  Wine Tasting at Tsillan Winery — Sponsored by Parker Smith & Feek, Inc. & Hall, Render, Killian & Lyman P.C.

Tuesday, June 26

 7:30-8:30 a.m.  New Board & Commissioner Welcome Breakfast 
 7:30-9 a.m.  PHD Workers’ Compensation Trust Board Meeting/Breakfast
 7:30-9 a.m.  Continental breakfast
 8-9 a.m.  CEOs Only Meeting
 9-10 a.m.  Plenary Session
 10-10:10 a.m.  Transition to breakout sessions — Sponsored by B.E. Smith
 10:10-11:10 a.m.  Breakout sessions

  • Making a Run For It: PHDs and Ballot Measures
    • Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Sunshine Communications
    • Sandeep Kaushik, Sound View Strategies
  • The Board’s Role in Physician Credentialing
    • Taya Briley, RN, JD, WSHA Executive Vice President
    • Rocky Kerr, MD
  • The Board’s Role in Quality & Safety
 11:10-11:20 a.m.  Break — Sponsored by B.E. Smith 
 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  Breakout sessions

  • Lobbying Bootcamp
  • The Board’s Role in Telling the Hospital Story
    • Rhonda Curry, WSHA Vice President of Membership and Communications
  • Community Partnerships in Long-Term Care
 12:20-1:30 p.m.  Networking Lunch & Awards Presentation — Sponsored by Wipfli LLP
 1:30-1:40 p.m.  Transition to breakouts sessions — Sponsored by B.E. Smith
 1:40-2:40 p.m.  Breakout sessions

  • Interlocal Agreements
  • Board Member Duties
    • Jeff Sconyers, University of Washington
  • Public Hospital Districts: New Rules on Public Records
 2:40-2:50 p.m.  Break — Sponsored by B.E. Smith
 2:50-3:50 p.m.  5 Steps to Making the Impossible Possible

  • Ben Nemtin
 4-5:30 p.m.  Rural Hospital Committee Meeting
 6-7 p.m.  Social Hour on the Beach — Sponsored Moss Adams LLP
 7-8:30 p.m.  BBQ on the Beach


Wednesday, June 27

 7-8 a.m.  Unemployment Compensation Trust Board Meeting/Breakfast
 7-8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
 8-9:30 a.m.  AWPHD Board Meeting
 8:30-9:30 a.m.  Breakout sessions

  • Housing
  • Workforce
  • The Rise of Convenient Care
    • Kurt Mosley, Merritt Hawkins
 9:30-9:45 a.m.  Break
 9:45-10:45 a.m.  AWPHD Mid-Year Member Meeting
 10:45-11:45 a.m.  Plenary Session: Social Determinates of Health and Equity of Care
 12-1 p.m.  ACH Lunch Meeting

Thank you sponsors!

Diamond sponsors

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Platinum sponsors


#AstriaHealth_Logo_Stacked_Color Cerner logo horizontal  Coverys_logo_color (002)
Evident logo Hall Rencer logo 2014 Hitachi Logo
MossAdams_Logo_Logotype_PMS7722 Premera-logo-2017 Wipfli logo

Gold sponsors

Hall, Render, Killian, Health & Lyman, P.C. RehabVisions
USI Insurance Services  WHIT

Silver sponsors


B.E. Smith BETA Healthcare Group Coastal Community Bank Dingus, Zarecor & Associations PLLC
Foster Pepper PLLC Health Resource Services/Intalere Inland Imaging – CBO Solution Jackson Physician Search
Multnomah Group Parker Smith & Feek



 Cerner  Coverys Docs Who Care
 Evident Healthcare Services Group Hitachi Healthcare Americas   Incyte Diagnostics
 Jackson Physician Search  LifeNet  VALIC Wilderness Medical Staffing
Wipfli LLP


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Washington State Hospital Association
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Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

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