On March 3, WSHA Board Chair Elaine Couture of Providence Health & Services convened the WSHA Board for its first meeting of the year. This was also the first board meeting with new WSHA CEO Cassie Sauer at the helm. The board covered important topics including federal law changes pending with the Affordable Care Act and compliance work for the association’s Partnership for Patients contract.
The board had a generative discussion about violence and weapons in hospitals. The board took action to direct the association to provide data to improve opioid prescribing practices and to resource this work; to approve WSHA’s federal legislative agenda; and to approve Kaiser Permanente as a new WSHA member. (Taya Briley)