Gregg Davidson, Superintendent and CEO of Skagit Regional Health, has been elected Chair of the Washington State Hospital Association. As Chair, Davidson will preside over the Board of Trustees and lead the hospital association’s work for the coming year.
“Gregg has long been a leader in the association, and we’re very excited to have him in the chair position,” said Scott Bond, President and CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association. “Gregg understands policy, he understands patient safety, and he understands the challenges that are facing all hospitals and health systems as we work to make our communities healthier. He’s especially passionate about reducing health care disparities, which is critical.”
The Washington State Hospital Association is the membership association of all 105 hospitals in Washington state. The association takes a major leadership role in issues that affect delivery, quality, accessibility, affordability and continuity of health care in both the policy and the clinical arenas. It works to improve the health status of all residents.
“Health care is a dynamic and complex industry, making involvement in organizations at the state and national levels vital to helping us understand what is coming our way so we can continue to enhance health care for the communities we serve,” Davidson said. “I am most honored to serve as chairman of the Washington State Hospital Association board. I am excited to represent all health systems in the state and work with the dedicated association staff.”
In his speech to the WSHA membership at the Annual Meeting, Davidson addressed health care challenges ahead, including improving mental health care, equity of care and end of life planning.
“We have much to do, but by coming together, we can do it,” he said in his speech. “In times of intense change, journeys like ours require leadership that is informed by strong, collaborative partnerships. Leadership doesn’t mean going it alone. To be successful into the future, we just have to involve physicians, nurses, community leaders, schools, churches, counselors and so many more.”
About Gregg Davidson: Mr. Davidson has served as Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of Skagit Regional Health since 2003. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Davidson is a Board Certified Healthcare Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is past ACHE Regent for State of Washington.
Currently he serves on Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation Board, Washington State Hospital Association Board and its Executive Committee, is President of Research and Education Board/Leadership Skagit, Pacific Northwest University Regional Advisory Cabinet, American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board delegate, Washington State Healthcare Executive Forum board member and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, Northwest Workforce Council, University of Washington Master in Health Administration Advisory Council, Seattle University, EMBA-Healthcare Advisory Committee, Mount Vernon Leadership Group, American College of Healthcare Executives-Higher Education Committee.