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Many times as a result of the success of WSHA in both Policy and Patient Safety, downstream work arises for our members. One of Washington Hospital Services’ roles is to provide a network of vetted Industry Partners that can support this work. WHS launched a blog exploring the ways in which we are able to leverage our business relationships to the benefit of our member hospitals.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Chris Bandoli as new senior VP of policy and advocacy

Following a nationwide search, we are excited to welcome Chris Bandoli as our new senior vice president for policy and advocacy. Chris — who has served as the director of government affairs for Regence BlueShield since 2007 — will begin his work at WSHA later this month, filling the spot previously held by Executive Vice President and incoming President and CEO Cassie Sauer.... Read More >>

Save the Date for first Washington Immunization Summit

Increasing our state’s immunization rates is a key element of WSHA’s strategic plan, as it helps us build a healthier community for our state. Fortunately, WSHA is not alone in this work, and the first Washington Immunization Summit will be held April 26, 2017 at the Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.... Read More >>

The road to equity of care

We in health care have known for a long time that different groups of people have different levels of health. The data has long been available, showing us that inequality persists in many areas, including race, ethnicity, age, language and sexual orientation.... Read More >>

Fighting against cuts to hospital-based clinics

Access to care continues to be a paramount goal for WSHA in support of our member hospitals and health systems. When Medicare and Medicaid patients are seen at a hospital-based clinic, the clinic receives a higher payment for its services than a traditional physician’s office would. These payments are crucial, as hospital-based clinics have more regulatory requirements and see more Medicare and Medicaid patients, while many community physicians are limiting their panels.... Read More >>

Leading and shaping the future of health care

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as your next Washington State Hospital Association president. What an honor to lead a passionate, smart, dedicated, mission-driven staff in serving passionate, smart, dedicated, mission-driven members!... Read More >>

Washington State Hospital Association names Cassie Sauer as next CEO

Cassie Sauer to take position in January 2017, becoming fourth CEO in organization’s nearly 85-year history... Read More >>

Washington State Hospital Association names Cassie Sauer as next CEO

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced today that Cassie Sauer, the association’s current executive vice president,will in January become the organization’s new chief executive officer. ... Read More >>

Last Summer Days

Although it's been a while since I've set my clock by the first day of school, we all still feel it in the air-- summer is roaring by. It's so important to stop, take a deep breath, and hold on to this moment. There is very little reprieve in the pace of life, and it won't last forever.... Read More >>

Change your oil and eat your vegetables

"I don't understand my health care bills." This is a perfectly reasonable concern that comes to us from patients, lawmakers and even our own friends and family members. Working their way down line items on seemingly impenetrable bills, patients spend hours Googling CPT codes, trying to make sense of services and costs. They ask, “Why do they make it so hard for consumers to understand?”... Read More >>

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