Strategic Regional Priorities

The Northwest Safety & Quality Partnership (NWSQP), a joint effort between the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) and WSHA, identified 5 key priority areas in our 2020-2023 strategic plan that have both short and long-term impact on our health care delivery system across Washington and Oregon. These areas are as follows:

  1. Diagnostic Excellence
  2. Health Equity
  3. Opioid Stewardship
  4. Resilience (Coming Soon)
  5. Workplace Violence


The WSHA Safety & Quality team provides expertise in regulatory compliance readiness, Lean/Six Sigma, Team STEPPs, consultative site visits and standard tools/resources for Infection Prevention & Control. For more information or to explore these opportunities, click the links below:

Committees and Collaboratives

WSHA is a trusted convener of hospitals and health systems, facilitating shared priorities and statewide healthcare leadership. Committees and collaboratives guide the work and support hospitals in both urban and rural facilities. Contact for additional information about any of the active committees:


WSHA’s Safety & Quality team convenes community, professional and state partners to support and advocate for equitable, accessible, and high-quality care in both urban and rural communities. Our Partnership Initiatives include:

Affiliates and Partners

The WSHA Safety & Quality team engages with many agencies to partner and synergize the advancement of patient safety and healthcare quality improvement across our state. Learn more about these affiliates by clicking below for each organization’s website:




Contact Us

Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

Map / Directions

206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

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