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WSHA 2019 Annual Member Meeting and Governance Day

October 9, 2019 - October 10, 2019

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Tuesday, October 8 | Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

9:30 – 11:45 a.m. WSHA Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
Bellevue Room, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Open to WSHA committee members & Advocacy Bootcamp attendees.
12:00 – 2:30 p.m. WSHA Rural Hospital Committee Meeting
Rainier Room, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Advocacy Bootcamp
Sponsored by Sunshine Communications
Grand Ballroom

2:45 – 5:30 p.m. WSHA Public Policy Committee Meeting
Bellevue Room, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PAC Dinner Cocktail Hour
Sponsored by Coverys
Grand Ballroom
Invitation only. Minimum donation required. For more information on the WHPAC and to donate, please email Lori Martinez.
6:30 p.m. PAC Dinner
Sponsored by Coverys
Grand Ballroom
Invitation only. Minimum donation required. For more information on the WHPAC and to donate, please email Lori Martinez.

Wednesday, October 9 | Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. ACHE Breakfast
Lake Washington Ballroom
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
Grand Ballroom
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Hidden Brain
Shankar Vedantam, NPR
Sponsored by Ogden Murphy Wallace
Grand Ballroom
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
  • Breakout 1: Advancing Health Equity at UW Medicine grad cap 12px ht
    Grand 1
    Dr. Paula Houston, Director, Healthcare Equity, UW Medicine
  • Breakout 2: What’s Around the Bend: State and Federal Policy Discussion
    Sponsored by Fox Rothschild
    Grand Ballroom

    Chris Bandoli, State Lobbyist, WSHA
    John Flink, Federal Lobbyist, WSHA
    Chelene Whiteaker, SVP, Government Affairs, WSHA
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  • Breakout 3: Embedded Analytics: Delivering Data and Analytics to Everyone
    Grand 7
    Ken McBride, Principal Consultant, InterWorks, Inc.
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Natural Causes: A Conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich
Barbara Ehrenreich
Sponsored by Salus Healthcare Architecture & Theorem Architecture
Grand Ballroom
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
Grand Ballroom Foyer
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. WSHA Board of Directors Meeting
Lake Washington Ballroom
1:20 – 2:10 p.m.
  • Breakout 4: Human Trafficking: The Pivotal Role of Health Care
    Grand 1
    Michele Kulhanek, Director, Maternal-Infant Health, WSHA
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  • Breakout 5: Resilience from the Inside Out
    Grand Ballroom
    Dr. Teri Pipe, Chief Well-Being Officer, Arizona State University
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  • Breakout 6: DOH EMS & Trauma Assessment Listening Session
    Grand 7
    Nathan Weed, Director, Community Health Systems, Washington State Department of Health
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2:10 – 2:20 p.m. Break
2:20 – 3:05 p.m. WSHA Business Meeting
Grand Ballroom
3:05 – 3:50 p.m. Honoring Our Members
Sponsored by Comagine
Grand Ballroom
3:50 – 4:50 p.m. The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Chris McChesney
Sponsored by Sound Physicians
Grand BallroomWatch: “The 4 Disciplines of Execution in a Nutshell”
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
Grand Ballroom Foyer
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. AWPHD Board Meeting
Lake Washington Ballroom

Thursday, October 10


7:30 – 9:00 a.m. AWPHD Member Meeting
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7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Asking the Right Questions: How Boards Can Assess Cybersecurity grad cap 12px ht
LTC Tim Bloechl, (US Army, Retired), Director, Cybersecurity, Quantum Research International
Grand Ballroom
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10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Risk Considerations for Hospital Boards From an Insurance and Legal Perspective grad cap 12px ht  
Lee W. Kuo, Attorney, Ogden Murphy Wallace
Ryan Roberts, Principal, Vice President, Parker, Smith & Feek
Grand Ballroom
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11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Industry Insights and Best Practices: Governance, CEO Pay and Performance Management grad cap 12px ht 
Jim Gauss, Senior Partner Healthcare & Board Services, WittKieffer
Michelle Johnson, Principal, WittKieffer
Grand Ballroom
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12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
Grand Ballroom Foyer
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Advocacy for Governing Boards grad cap 12px ht
Shirley Prasad, Policy Director, Government Affairs, WSHA
Beth Zborowski, SVP Member Engagement & Communications, WSHA
Grand Ballroom

Plenary speakers

Shankar Vedantam — NPR social correspondent and host of the podcast “Hidden Brain”

shankar-vedantam The focus of Shankar’s reporting is on human behavior and the social sciences, and how research in those fields can get listeners to think about the news in unusual and interesting ways. “Hidden Brain” is among the most popular podcasts in the world, with over two million downloads per week.

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Barbara Ehrenreich — Writer and journalist

Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of 14 books, including “Nickel and Dimed” and “Bait and Switch.” Her latest book, “Natural Causes,” examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end — while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.

Read more about Barbara Ehrenreich

Chris McChesney — Author

Chris McChesney Chris McChesney is the co-author of the best-selling book in the world on strategy execution. He is the Global Practice Leader of Execution for FranklinCovey Co. and one of the primary developers of “The 4 Disciplines of Execution.” For more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey’s ongoing design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has achieved extraordinary growth in many countries around the globe and impacted hundreds of organizations.

Read more about Chris McChesney

Watch “The 4 Disciplines of Execution in a Nutshell”

Presentations and Handouts

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Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
1053 Lake Washington Blvd N,
Renton, WA 98056 United States
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