Medicare now makes up a much bigger chunk of Washington hospital payments

WSHA CEO Cassie Sauer is featured in this week’s Puget Sound Business Journal article on hospitals’ deepening dependency on Medicare. Article excerpt and link below. (note: PSBJ is a subscription publication)... Read More >>

Help us honor your hospital with WSHA awards!

We would like to honor your hospital’s leaders and programs! Now is the time to make nominations for WSHA’s annual awards, which will be presented at the Annual Member Meeting October 11 in Seattle. ... Read More >>

Changes to WSHA’s government affairs leadership

As we communicated to members this spring, WSHA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Bandoli will leave his role at WSHA August 10, becoming a full-time lobbyist in Olympia. We are pleased to announce that Chelene Whiteaker, most recently WSHA’s Senior Director of Policy Development, will take over the position.... Read More >>

Kicking off the 2018 PAC campaign

The 2018 PAC campaign is officially underway! Please be on the lookout for the solicitation packets that were recently sent to all administrators. Under the endorsement and encouragement of the WSHA Board of Trustees and the WSHA Public Policy Committee, we have set an ambitious goal of raising $300,000 this year.... Read More >>

DOH launches drug take-back webpage

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has a launched a webpage for the state’s Drug Take-Back Program. The page provides information about the program and contact information. WSHA supported drug take-back legislation to keep our communities safe.... Read More >>

High-profile suicides bring topic to the front page

The recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have brought the topic of suicide back to the forefront of American culture. These two celebrities were beloved by many, and their deaths came as a shock to those who were unaware of their personal struggles. Sadly, they are not alone in facing mental health challenges that led them to take their own lives.... Read More >>

We will miss you dearly, Randy Revelle

We are sad to report that former long-time WSHA senior vice president of policy and advocacy Randy Revelle has died. It’s an enormous loss. Randy made our state better, and we loved him deeply and dearly. He had an incredible life and leaves an incredible legacy.... Read More >>

Visiting a dear friend

Randy Revelle, WSHA’s former long-time senior vice president of policy and advocacy, has entered hospice care. Randy has been an incredible mentor to me throughout my career, even before I worked at WSHA, when we worked together on expanding children’s health coverage. His focus, passion and heart are inspirational. ... Read More >>

Getting ready for another trip to Chelan

We’re just about a month away from the 42nd Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference, June 24-27 at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan. If you’ve already registered, we look forward to seeing you there. If you haven’t, be sure to do so soon, because registration prices go up at the end of the day this Friday, May 25.... Read More >>

OIC releases insurance finance data

In March, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) released data from the 2017 annual insurer filings. WSHA analyzed trends from the top three commercial and Medicaid insurers in the state for 2016 and 2017.... Read More >>

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