Strategic Plan

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WSHA’s Mission:

The Washington State Hospital Association advocates for and provides value to members in achieving their missions and improving the health of their communities.

WSHA’s Vision:

WSHA will be the trusted voice and indispensable resource that leads, challenges and assists hospitals and health systems to improve the health of the communities they serve.

WSHA’s Values:

Service: We are a member-led association committed to providing servant leadership.

Integrity: We are honest in our work and operate with transparency and accountability

Collaboration: We act cooperatively, incorporate diverse perspectives and use the power of the collective to achieve our mission.

Innovation: We are agile and drive continuous quality improvement.

Strategic Plan 2019-2021


Create ambitious public policy to support access to health care and a strong delivery system.

  • 1a: Promote the hospital story to the public and key leaders
  • 1b: Prevail on Top Legislative and Regulatory Priorities
  • 1c: Empower WSHA members to advocate with their policy makers
  • 1d: Grow the Washington Hospital Political Action Committee


Partner with hospitals across the Northwest to enhance their performance as high reliability organizations and optimize care for patients in all settings.

  • 2a: Achieve safety and quality performance goals
  • 2b: Cultivate strategic relationships to move safety and quality forward
  • 2c: Ensure long-term sustainability for robust patient safety and quality programs for the Northwest
  • 2d: Ensure people receive care that honors personal values and goals at the end of life


Be a leader in defining and supporting new directions for patients, hospitals, the health care system and for our society.

  • 3a: Influence the creation of new care delivery and payment models and assist members to succeed with new models
  • 3b: Convene and collaborate with organizations to develop and deploy workforce solutions of the future
  • 3c: Develop WSHA data systems that support the care delivery system of the future
  • 3d: Develop new programs and services to achieve sustainable care in rural communities
  • 3e: Pursue innovative and sustainable solutions for behavioral health and difficult to discharge patients


Enhance the strength of WSHA’s people and financial performance ensuring the association’s future viability.

  • 4a: Increase engagement with WSHA members, system leaders and members of hospital governing boards
  • 4b: Promote an organizational culture that embraces WSHA values and reinforces excellence at all levels of internal operations
  • 4c: Maintain long term financial stability and diversify revenue sources
  • 4d: Evaluate and act on opportunities to expand existing services lines and act on new opportunities


Contact Us

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

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206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

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