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WSHA 2019 Annual Member Meeting and Governance Day

October 9 - October 10

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Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Annual Meeting! Please contact Corporate Services Administrator Cynthia Hay at cynthiah@wsha.org for more information. The deadline for Diamond Sponsors for inclusion on all conference materials is August 26, and the deadline for all other levels of sponsorship for inclusion on all conference materials is September 9.


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Tuesday, October 8 | Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

9:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Room TBD
WSHA Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
Bellevue Room
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Networking Lunch
Grand Ballroom Foyer
Open to WSHA committee members & Advocacy Bootcamp attendees.
12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Room TBD
WSHA Rural Hospital Committee Meeting
Rainier Room
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room TBD
Advocacy Bootcamp – registration required
Grand Ballroom

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2:45 – 5:30 p.m.
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WSHA Public Policy Committee Meeting
Bellevue Room
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Room TBD
PAC Dinner Cocktail Hour
Grand Ballroom
Invitation only. Minimum donation required. For more information on the WHPAC and to donate, please email Lori Martinez.
6:30 p.m.
Room TBD
PAC Dinner
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.
Room TBD
ACHE Breakfast
Lake Washington Ballroom
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7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
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Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Room TBD
Welcome/Opening Remarks
Grand Ballroom
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Opening Plenary
Hidden Brain
Shankar Vedantam, NPR
Grand BallroomShankar will discuss the psychology of change within organizations.
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
    Room TBD
    Dr. Paula Houston, Director, Healthcare Equity, UW Medicine
  • Breakout 2: What’s Around the Bend: State and Federal Policy Discussion
    Room TBD
    Chris Bandoli, State Lobbyist, WSHA
    John Flink, Federal Lobbyist, WSHA
    Chelene Whiteaker, SVP, Government Affairs, WSHA
  • Breakout 3: TBA
    Room TBD
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room TBD
Natural Causes: A Conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich
Barbara Ehrenreich, Author
Grand BallroomBarbara will participate in a conversation about her newest book, Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer.
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Room TBD
Networking Lunch
Grand Ballroom Foyer
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Room TBD
WSHA Board of Directors Meeting
Lake Washington Ballroom
1:20 – 2:10 p.m.
  • Breakout 4: Human Trafficking: The Pivotal Role of Health Care
    Room TBD
    Michele Kuhlanek, Director, Maternal-Infant Health, WSHA
  • Breakout 5: Resilience from the Inside Out
    Room TBD
    Dr. Teri Pipe, Chief Well-Being Officer, Arizona State University
  • Breakout 6: DOH EMS & Trauma Assessment
    Room TBD
    Jacqueline Barton True, VP, Rural Health Programs, WSHA
    Nathan Weed, Director, Community Health Systems, Washington State Department of Health
2:10 – 2:20 p.m. Break
2:20 – 3:05 p.m.
Room TBD
WSHA Business Meeting
Grand Ballroom
3:05 – 3:50 p.m.
Room TBD
Honoring Our Members
Grand Ballroom
3:50 – 4:50 p.m.
Room TBD
Closing Plenary
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Chris McChesney, Author
Grand BallroomChris will deliver an inspiring closing message giving attendees the tools to take the ideas they learned throughout the day home and execute them in their hospitals and communities.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Room TBD
Grand Ballroom Foyer
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Room TBD
AWPHD Board Meeting
Lake Washington Ballroom

Thursday, October 10


7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Room TBD
AWPHD Member Meeting
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7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room TBD
Asking the Right Questions: How Boards Can Assess Cybersecurity grad cap 12px ht
LTC Tim Bloechl, Director (US Army, Retired), Cybersecurity
Quantum Research International
Grand Ballroom
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Room TBD
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
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room TBD
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
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 Membership & 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.

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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.

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