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.
In part due to the great work of the WSHA Patient Safety Committee over the last six years, the state of Washington is already seen as a national leader in patient safety and quality," said Brian Ancell, the sole health-plan member of the WSHA Patient Safety Committee and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Services and Strategic Development at Premera Blue Cross.
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.
Founded in 1904, the WSHA works to provide educational programs for the changing needs of the tree fruit industry and serves as the advocate on issues affecting the tree fruit industry.
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.
In addition to his new role as WSHA president, Mathison will continue serving as a member of the Eastern Washington Governor's Advisory Council, which advises the Washington state governor on a number of issues impacting the eastern regions of the state.
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.
The committee is involved in determining the annual direction and goals of WSHA
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