We had a great time at WSHA’s 83rd Annual Meeting, and we hope you did too.
This week’s Weekly Report is short while we regroup, but we’ll be back at full strength next week. But first, a couple of key news items out of the meeting:
“Achieving Best Care” award recognizes hospitals’ achievement in improving patient safety
The 2015 “Washington State Hospital Association Achieving Best Care” award recognizes achievements in making health care safer.
“When it comes to our hospitals’ achievements in patient safety, Washington state has so much to be proud of,” said WSHA Senior Vice President for Patient Safety Carol Wagner. “We’re working on the biggest challenges of health care delivery, and our hospitals and health systems are consistently pushing for higher achievements on more measures. We’re glad to be able to give them the recognition they deserve.”
The following hospitals were recognized for their achievements:
- Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center (Oregon)
- Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
- Morton General Hospital
- MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
- Othello Community Hospital
- PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center – RiverBend (Oregon)
- PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
- Samaritan Healthcare
- Skagit Valley Hospital
- St. Anthony Hospital
- Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Two Joe Hopkins Awards Winners
For the first time in its history, the Washington State Hospital Association awarded two prestigious Joe Hopkins Memorial Awards for outstanding leadership: Renee Jensen, CEO of Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, and Tom Jensen, CEO of Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Winners are chosen by a committee of past winners, who seek to recognize those who represent the Joe Hopkins’ leadership, commitment and spirit.
“Through their tireless commitment, their creativity, and their sheer determination, Renee and Tom have ensured that their communities will have health care,” said WSHA board chair Gregg Davidson. “The awards committee was unanimous in their desire to see both of them recognized. It’s always risky to make an exception, but exceptional people deserve to be recognized.”
The full press release will be sent on Monday, but in the meantime, we’re excited to share a few pictures from the event!
We look forward to a meaty edition of Weekly Report next week. In the meantime, have a wonderful and safe weekend!