Since 1933, hospital leaders from across the state have been coming together to learn from experts, enhance peer relationships and share best practices. This year’s theme is Patients First: Moving Beyond the Norms and focus on such topics as the role of hospital leaders in ensuring patient driven care, innovative approaches in healthcare and the patient and community perspectives. Hospital and health system executives will share their thoughts on shared patient decision making, transforming health care, patient safety, creative problem solving, governing board effectiveness, and influencing public policy.
About Washington State Hospital Association
The Washington State Hospital Association is a membership organization representing community hospitals and several health-related organizations. The association provides issues management and analysis, information, advocacy and other services. In 2005, they launched the Patient Safety program to help hospitals improve patient safety by supporting the adoption of evidence-based protocols that have been proven to save lives. WSHA works to improve the health of the people of the state by becoming involved in all matters affecting the delivery, quality, accessibility, affordability and continuity of health care. To learn more about WSHA, visit www.wsha.org.