Registration is now open for WSHA’s Hospital Advocacy Day in Olympia on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. WSHA hosts Hospital Advocacy Day at the state Capitol each year to meet with lawmakers and advocate for the top issues hospitals and health systems face. This event is intended for hospital executives, governing board members and government affairs staff, though we ask that members are thoughtful about who participates. We recommend hospitals bring no more than three people to this event, as there will likely be office space limitations at the Capitol. Register online here by Dec. 1. Each individual should register separately.
The event will begin the evening of Monday, Jan. 29, with a members-only reception and dinner at a location in Olympia to be determined. WSHA has a limited room block at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Olympia/Lacey, and you can make your reservation here. The room block will remain open until Jan. 14, though we encourage you to reserve your room now, as the block will fill up quickly.
WSHA will host a legislative briefing the morning of Hospital Advocacy Day at the Hampton Inn & Suites to provide members with an overview of key issues and talking points for meetings with legislators. A shuttle will be available to take attendees from the hotel to the Capitol. WSHA will also host virtual legislative briefings Jan. 24 and 26.
Registration will close Dec. 1 to ensure we have time to book meetings with state lawmakers. The welcome reception and dinner the night before the event will allow time to network with WSHA staff and your colleagues from across the state. It is also our time to thank you for your participation in this important work.
We will share more details about the event in the coming weeks. Please contact WSHA Vice President of Advocacy and Rural Health Jacqueline Barton True at email@example.com with questions. (Tim Pfarr)