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.

Equity: We share accountability to cultivate diversity and promote inclusive environments and opportunities for all.

Strategic Plan 2022-2024

Policy and Advocacy: Create public policy that increases health care access, improves equity, and supports a strong health care delivery system

  • Prevail on top legislative and regulatory priorities
  • Empower WSHA members to advocate effectively with their policy makers
  • Build relationships, partnerships and coalitions to advance WSHA’s policy agenda
  • Grow the Washington Hospital Political Action Committee

Safety & Quality: Lead hospitals and health systems in providing safe, high quality and equitable care for every patient

  • Achieve safety, quality and equity performance goals
  • Lead development of hospital and health system policies and practices that advance health equity
  • Ensure long-term sustainability for robust safety and quality programs

Innovation: Define and support new directions for patient care, members of the health care team, hospitals, and the health care system

  • Help ensure workforce capacity in the future through innovative public policies and new programs
  • Develop new strategies to increase Medicaid hospital payments
  • Pursue innovative and sustainable solutions for improving behavioral health care and finding appropriate care for difficult to discharge patients
  • Grow streamlined WSHA data systems that support the care delivery system of the future

Operational Excellence: Keep the association strong through its people and finances

  • Increase engagement with WSHA members, system leaders and members of hospital governing boards
  • Promote an organizational culture and staff capacity to execute WSHA’s mission, vision and values
  • Maintain long-term financial stability and diversify revenue sources


Contact Us

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

Map / Directions

206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

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