In 2013, WSHA
spearheaded further collaborative efforts to reduce the unexplained variation in C-sections through a partnership with HCA, DOH, WSMA, ACOG, the Foundation for Health Care Quality and the Washington State Association of Obstetrics (WSOA).
Also honored by WSHA
with a 2011 award: MultiCare's Good Samaritan and Mary Bridge Children's hospitals; Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill; Providence Mount Carmel; and medical centers in Othello, Prosser, Sunnyside and Snoqualmie.
Carol Wagner, Vice President for Patient Safety of the WSHA
explained that the mission of the Patient Safety Committee is consistent with the main goals of the National Patient Safety Initiative which asks employers and health plans to pledge their support through increased financial support of safety programs, measurement of such programs, and ongoing sharing of information in order to provide better, safer, care.
Recognizing this need, WSMA and WSHA
have brought together advance care planning efforts across the state and country to create a regional strategic plan to increase awareness, knowledge and resources for patients and health care professionals.
A full annual meeting program guide listing meeting events, Spanish language sessions as well as a registration form and lodging information is available on the WSHA
web-site at www.
Premera pledged to support the leadership efforts of WSHA
and Washington state hospitals as they work to accelerate the adoption of best practices to reduce medical errors.
Mathison, 34, has been involved in WSHA
leadership since 2002, most recently serving in the position of first vice president.
and WSMA were leaders in developing the action manual, which is designed to help providers make better-informed decisions with their patients.
While at WSHA
, Davidson led the organization's advocacy efforts in Olympia and Washington, D.
State agencies can't redefine what the law means after 20 years of interpreting the law the same way," said WSHA
President and CEO, Scott Bond.
According to WSHA
President Mark Holtzinger, Grim's ability to deliver value in all of his previous service to the industry makes him welt-qualified to lead the association, which has represented the tree fruit industry for 104 years.
He is currently Chair of the Rural Hospital Committee for WSHA
and has served in many other leadership positions as a member of both the WSHA
and Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts boards of directors, WSHA
Nominating Committee, WSHA
Public Policy Committee, WSHA
Strategic Planning Committee and Public Hospital District Workers Compensation Trust among others.