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 >>

Court ruling calls for improvements to long-term mental health care

Last Friday, frustrated Superior Court Commissioner Craig Adams issued a historic court opinion, ordering the state to start work immediately to improve the long-term mental health system and the capacity of Western State Hospital. The commissioner’s ruling does not just sound the alarm bell; it requires specific steps be taken. It also directs WSHA to be a partner in selecting a special master to oversee compliance with the court’s order.... Read More >>

WSHA and WSMA launch opioid task force

SHA and the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) announced July 6 the launch of a joint task force to develop solutions to address the growing opioid epidemic, with an eye toward ways physicians and hospitals can play a more active role in tackling this issue. The task force will focus on driving appropriate prescribing and other best practices to help reduce prescription opioid addiction and overdose, also advancing key legislative proposals and policy initiatives.... Read More >>

Chelan: An important time for us to work together

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan for our 40th Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference! It was a pleasure to see all of you there, and as always, we truly enjoyed spending this time with you, catching up and of course discussing the unique opportunities and challenges of rural health care, this year paying particular attention to health care as viewed from various points of view.... Read More >>

Washington State Medical and Hospital Associations Launch Opioid Task Force

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced today the launch of a joint task force to develop solutions to address the growing opioid epidemic, with an eye towards ways physicians and hospitals can play a more active role in tackling this issue.... Read More >>

WSHA editorial on mental health in The Seattle Times

In an op-ed published by the Seattle Times on Thursday, Cassie Sauer, WSHA's Executive Vice President, talks about the need for continued reform to our state's mental health system.... Read More >>

Jailing a hospital administrator for treating the sickest

Newly-appointed Western State Hospital CEO Cheryl Strange is facing possible jail time for refusing to comply with a court order to admit a particular patient currently being served through single bed certification at a WSHA member hospital. Strange said she wouldn’t override the hospital’s waiting list, where other patients who are sicker have priority.... Read More >>

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