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


Online registration is now closed. Walk-up registration will be available at the event.

Download a printable version of the agenda


  • 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

See more hotel options

*Preliminary agenda:

*Times, events and locations subject to change

Note: This year’s conference will also include an exhibitor gallery.

Sunday, June 24

 9:30 a.m. start Golf Tournament and Luncheon at Bear Mountain Ranch  — Hosted by Coverys and NetworxHealth

Contact Sheraine Fitzgerald at Coverys to register:

Desk: (425) 310-7132
Cell: (206) 235-7710

 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/Time with Exhibitors
 8:30-8:45 a.m.  Welcome & Opening Remarks
 8:45-9:45 a.m.  The State of Rural Healthcare

  • Cassie Sauer, WSHA
  • Kristin Peterson, Washington State Department of Health
 9:45-10:45 a.m.  A Rural Primary Care Clinic’s Successful Response to the Opioid Crisis

  • Kurt DeVine, MD, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health
  • Heather Bell, MD, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health
 10:45-11 a.m.  Transition to Breakouts/Break with Exhibitors — Sponsored by Coverys
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Breakout sessions

  • The Opioid Crisis: Strategies to Combat Addiction in Your Community
    • Ian Corbridge, WSHA
    • Mo Sheldon, Odessa Memorial Healthcare
    • Elya Moore, Olympic Community of Health
  • 2019 Legislative Priorities: What’s on the Horizon in Olympia and Washington DC
    • John Flink, Federal Lobbyist, WSHA
    • Zosia Stanley, WSHA
    • Chelene Whiteaker, WSHA
  • Community Partnerships in Long Term Care
    • Jody Carona, Health Facilities Planning & Development
    • Rosalinda Kibby, Columbia Basin Hospital
    • Bea Rector, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
 12-12:15 p.m.  Transition to Lunch/Break with Exhibitors
 12:15-1:15 p.m.  Networking Lunch & Awards Presentation/Time with Exhibitors — Sponsored by USI Insurance Services
 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Rural Health Transformation: Expert Perspectives

  • Sue Birch, Washington State Health Care Authority
  • Rep. Eileen Cody, Chair, House Health and Wellness Committee
  • John Hammarlund, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Moderator: Jacqueline Barton True, WSHA
 2:15-2:30 p.m.  Transition to Breakouts/Break with Exhibitors — Sponsored by Coverys
 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Breakout sessions

  • Building on Legislative Success: Implementing New Nurse Staffing and Charity Care Laws
    • Ian Corbridge, WSHA
    • Tammy Moore, Summit Pacific Medical Center
    • Zosia Stanley, WSHA
  • Connecting the Mouth to the Body: Strategies for Your Community’s Dental Health
    • Jacqueline Barton True, WSHA
    • Leslie Hiebert, Klickitat Valley Health
    • Jennifer Wharton, Jefferson Healthcare
    • Hilary Whittington, Jefferson Healthcare
  • New Healthcare Disaster Preparedness and Response Structures: What Rural Hospitals Need to Know
    • Michael Loehr, Washington State Department of Health
    • Onora Lien, Northwest Healthcare Response Network
    • Travis Nichols, Eastern Washington Healthcare Preparedness and Response
 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.  Board Leadership in Changing Times

  • Pamela R. Knecht, ACCORD LIMITED
 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 and Privileging
    • Taya Briley, WSHA
    • Rocky Kerr, MD
  • Preventing Violence: The Hospital’s Role in Community Safety
    • Ian Corbridge, WSHA
    • Gretchen Youngren, Samaritan Hospital
 11:10-11:20 a.m.  Break — Sponsored by B.E. Smith 
 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  Breakout sessions

  • Telling the Hospital Story: Communicating the Great Work Your Hospital is Doing Every Day
    • Rhonda Curry, WSHA
  • Honoring Choices: Sparking Essential End of Life Conversations in Your Community
    • Mary Catlin, WSHA
  • Mental Health Integration in Rural Areas: A Tale of Two Models
    • Shane McGuire, Columbia County Health System
    • Dr. Maxwell Moholy, Cascade Medical Center
    • Anne Shields, UW AIMS Center
 12:20-1:30 p.m.  Board Chair Lunch: Focus on Leadership – Harvard Business Review

  • Pamela R. Knecht, ACCORD LIMITED
 12:20-1:30 p.m.  Networking Lunch — 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: Strategies for Collaboration
    • Brad Berg, Foster Pepper, PLLC
  • The Board and its Duties: Must, Should, Shouldn’t, Can’t
    • Jeff Sconyers, University of Washington
  • The Public Records Act: Requirements and Ramifications
    • Morgan Damerow, Washington State Office of the Attorney General
 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

  • What Does Housing Have to do with Hospitals? Perspectives and Insights
    • Mike Glenn, Jefferson Healthcare
    • Eric Lewis, Olympic Medical Center
    • Elya Moore, Olympic Community of Health
  • Developing Internal and Community Talent for Tomorrow’s Workforce
    • Cori-Anne Garcia-Hanson, Western Washington AHEC
    • Scott Graham, Three Rivers Hospital
    • Krista Loney, Eastern Washington AHEC
  • The Rise in Convenient Care, Retail Clinics and Robots: Healthcare in the Not-Too-Distant Future
    • 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.  Into the Community

  • Linda Evans Parlette, North Central Accountable Community of Health
  • Nancy Gorshe, Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics
  • Josh Martin, Summit Pacific Medical Center
  • Moderator: Claudia Sanders, WSHA
 12-1 p.m.  ACH Lunch Meeting

Thank you sponsors!

Diamond sponsors

 Athenahealth logo  incyte_hori_cmyk-large

Platinum sponsors

#AstriaHealth_Logo_Stacked_Color Cerner logo horizontal  Coverys_logo_R_SM
Evident logo Hall Rencer logo 2014 Hitachi Logo
MossAdams_Logo_Logotype_PMS7722 Premera-logo-2017 Wipfli logo
 whit logo

Gold sponsors

Parker Smith & Feek RehabVisions
USI Insurance Services

Silver sponsors

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





Cerner  CIC Credit and Screening  Coverys
Docs Who Care  Evident Healthcare Services Group Hitachi Healthcare Americas
Incyte Diagnostics  Jackson Physician Search  LifeNet Performance PI
Pacific Rehabilitation Ready America Inc. Sound Physicians VALIC


Contact Us

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

Map / Directions

206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

Staff List