Getting a head start on WSHA’s Annual Meeting and Governance Education Day

Summer has just begun, but at WSHA we’re already getting ready for our next round of big events scheduled for this fall, including Rural Advocacy Days in Washington D.C. (Sept. 23-25) and our biggest event of the year, the WSHA Annual Meeting (Oct. 9) and Governance Education Day (Oct. 10). ... Read More >>

Nominate now for WSHA awards, including new Governance Excellence Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Joe Hopkins Memorial Award, Community Health Leadership Award and Governance Excellence Award. ... Read More >>

Remembering Ben Lindekugel

Last week, WSHA and AWPHD staff led our 43rd Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference in Chelan. The conference this year was marred by the news that Ben Lindekugel, Executive Director of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, died unexpectedly two days before the conference began.... Read More >>

Thank you for joining us in Chelan!

Thank you for joining us in Chelan this year for the 43rd Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference! We hope you can take information from this year’s sessions back to your hospital or health system to improve the health of your community. ... Read More >>

WSHA raises concerns on senate committee bill

WSHA submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in response to the most recent version of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019. In our comments, WSHA opposed the act’s proposal to allow insurers to apply default payment rates for out-of-network services. ... Read More >>

Remembering Ben Lindekugel

We are sad to announce that Ben Lindekugel, executive director of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, passed away the night of June 20, 2019. We are devastated by this loss.... Read More >>

WSHA releases June 2019 State Regulatory Issues Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its June 2019 update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage.... Read More >>

Draft CMS guidance on hospital co-location released, WSHA requests comments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released draft guidance on hospital co-location and shared service arrangements, available online. ... Read More >>

Washington State Hospital Association coordinates filing amicus brief in support of the ACA

 On April 1, 2019, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) joined 25 other state hospital associations in filing an amicus brief in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... Read More >>

Introducing the WSHA Governance Education Program

Beginning in 2019, WSHA is launching its Governance Education Program. This new service, offered exclusively for member CEOs and board members, will increase knowledge and understanding of hospital governance in Washington State, and assist CEOs and board leaders in assessing and enhancing board effectiveness.... Read More >>

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