Upcoming Events

WSHSC is offering its programs in 2022 FREE to all who are interested! We had a difficult 2021 and this is our gift to you. We hope you will benefit and renew your membership for the 2023 year!


April 1, 2022: WSHSC Elaine Carty Performance Improvement Award and Lew Brown Memorial Safety Award Nominations Due

Monday, January 31, 2022 0900-1200

  • Finding Meaning and Resiliency- Cheri Constantino-Shor, MSN, RN, CRNI, CMSRN Director of Professional Engagement and Nursing Excellence, University of Washington
  • Morale Courage- Melinda Furrer, DNP, RN, CENP, Professional Development Specialist Swedish Medical Center

Friday, April 29, 2022 0900-1200

  • Lessons Learned from Current Pandemic and Staffing Struggles
  • Adapting Hospital Incident Command System- Stacia Rivera: MBA, CHOP Regional Director Physical Environment and Security Operations, Swedish Medical Center
  • Building relationship with regional disaster resources- Mark Taylor: Associate Administrator Trauma, Emergency Services, EOC, Regulatory, Emergency Preparedness & ECLS Programs at Harborview Medical Center
  • Appreciating impacts in community patient care agencies-Catherine Ambrose, MSW, LICSW, ACM-SW and Natosha Cramer, MHA, MBA, RN, BSN, PCCN-K: ACM Managers Edmonds and Issaquah Case Management, Swedish Medical Center, and Lucas Hopkins: Director
    Population Health Puget Sound

Friday, July 29, 2022 0900-1200

  • Safety Speed Learning
  • Common Room Design & HVAC System Failures in Sterile Compounding Pharmacies- Larry Lee, CIH Pacific Industrial Hygiene LLC
  • Fire Life Safety- Hugo Sotelo Life Safety Manager | Building & Engineering, Seattle Children's
  • DOH Survey and Complaints- what’s new?!- Tyler Henning, Hospital Survey Manager, Department of Health

Monday, October 31, 2022 1200-1500

  • Scary Problem Solving – ALL OF US!
  • Share Brags and Ideas
  • Seek input on problems or confusions
  • Focus on mitigation and sustainable corrective actions

AWARD INFORMATION!! Nominations are being accepted for the Lew Brown Memorial Award and the Elaine Carty Performance Improvement Award. Please take 30 minutes to complete the attached documents to 1) brag and report on your successful EOC program and 2) recognize someone who has contributed toward healthcare safety. If you can’t complete either of these forms, then you need to attend our Washington State Healthcare Safety Council programs to increase your knowledge and networking! Start thinking about it now – the deadline is April 1. We know there are outstanding programs out there in need of recognition. The winner of the Lew Brown Award will receive a plaque and $100 cash award and is invited to become a member of the Board of the WSHSC. The winner of the Elaine Carty Award will receive a plaque and a $500 cash award. Submit a nomination and get the credit and possible award they deserve!