Weekly Report Details
No. 35, Vol, 37: October 19, 2010
WSHA'S NEXT CEO: SCOTT BOND
The Board of Trustees of the Washington State Hospital Association is very pleased to announce its choice of Scott Bond as WSHA’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2011.
Scott has experience with small, medium, and large hospitals and health systems. He worked for Providence Health & Services for more than 20 years in progressive leadership positions. He retired from Providence in 2009 as the Chief Executive of the Southwest Washington Service Area, where he led the Olympia and Centralia hospitals.
Scott served as WSHA’s board chair in 2005. He has extensive experience with the hospital association chairing committees, advocating on behalf of hospitals before the state legislature, and participating in special projects.
Scott is a Washington State native. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Central Washington State College and a Masters in Health Administration and Planning from the University of Washington.
Sarah Patterson, WSHA’s Chair, said, “The Search Committee and the board knew that Scott was the right person to help lead the association into the future. He is smart, knows Washington and its hospitals, and has the vision, energy, and passion required to do this important work.”
Scott Bond, WSHA’s next CEO said, “The hospital association has been tremendously successful. I plan to build on that legacy and lead us into new areas, particularly focusing on successful implementation of health care reform. I am really excited about this new role.”
WSHA’s current President and CEO, Leo Greenawalt, who will complete his work for WSHA in July 2011 said, “I couldn’t be happier with the choice of Scott to succeed me. Scott will build upon the work I have done but also has exciting new ideas of his own. I look forward to working with him as he takes the helm of the association.”
With the assistance of a national search firm, the WSHA Search Committee undertook an open and extensive national search for candidates. More than 100 people applied for the position. The committee evaluated resumes, leadership assessments, references, written responses to questions, and conducted interviews before selecting Scott for the position.