It is my pleasure to announce the first publication of the WSHA Safety & Quality Program Report, which offers a broader look at WSHA’s safety and quality work throughout the region. The report is now freely available online.
WSHA is proud to work with our members to ensure every patient who enters a hospital has the best health outcome possible. The safety and quality team is inspired every day by the leaders who drive this work forward, the board members who consider the guardianship of safety and quality as a paramount responsibility and, most of all, by the patients and families we serve.
We are also advancing care through more formal relationships with other state hospital associations. Through the CMS Partnership for Patients, we have developed close and supportive ties with the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. Our shared work has resulted in incredible strides in saving lives, improving the patient experience and decreasing the cost of care.
Our newest collaboration is with the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. This is a pioneering approach where two states have a shared governance model and the charge to accelerate safety and quality improvement throughout hospitals in both states. The collaboration has stimulated improvements beyond what each state could have accomplished alone.
The report provides a highlight of some of the innovative, interesting and relevant work from the last year. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if would like additional information, have any questions, or are interested in partnering with us in this work.