WSHA Annual Meeting session spotlight: The hospital’s role in responding to the opioid crisis

October 12, 2023

Join us at the WSHA Annual Meeting to hear from our expert panelists about the opioid crisis and what part hospitals and health system leaders can play in stopping this epidemic. Registration closes on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Everyday there’s another tragedy related to opioid use. Washington has one of the highest fentanyl overdose rates in the country, pushing it to the level of a public health crisis. Hospital leaders can have an impact on reducing opioid addiction and overdoses.

Ettore Palazzo, MD, Chief Medical & Quality Officer, EvergreenHealth will facilitate this panel.


  • Caleb J. Banta-Green, PhD MPH MSW

Research Professor, Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

School of Medicine, University of Washington

  • Charissa Fotinos, MD, MSc

Medicaid and Behavioral Health Medical Director

Washington State Health Care Authority

  • Herbie Duber, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington

President, Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians

(Ashley Trotti)



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