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WSHA head announces retirement

Mar 24, 2016 - 05:31 PM

After five years, Scott Bond, CEO and president of the Washington State Hospital Association, is on the way out.

Today he announced that he will retire in Jan. 2017. He was credited with helping create a nationally known patient safety program, a safety net assessment that supports hospitals serving Medicaid enrollees, and a strong record of successful advocacy and partnerships in the policy arena.

Next, the WSHA board, with the help of national search firm Korn Ferry, is looking to select a new executive by the association’s annual meeting in Oct. It’s no small feat, considering the organization has only had three CEOs in its almost 85-year history.

“WSHA is in a strong position and has strong talent,” said Elaine Couture, regional chief executive of Providence Health Care’s Eastern Washington Region, and head of the search committee. “There are also big challenges ahead in health care to plan for. The next leader will guide WSHA members through major transitions in care delivery, population health and controlling health care costs. We need a leader with a vision for how health care is going to be delivered in 10, 20, even 30 years, and who has a strong commitment to working with other organizations to achieve that vision.”

            

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