The Washington State Healthcare Safety Council (WSHSC) is a membership organization consisting of nearly 150 individuals and organizations interested in improving safety in healthcare facilities throughout Washington. Members enjoy recognition for their interest and support of safety within the environment of care:

  • Free quarterly attendance at half-day seminars on pertinent topics
  • Dissemination of other safety related information as needed to react to emerging issues
  • Opportunities for networking with peers and professional experts on cutting-edge issues
  • Annual recognition awards for achievements in improving the healthcare environment of care for both small and large organizations
  • Annual Membership Certificate for posting in your facility lobby or bulletin board

Nominations for Lew Brown and Elaine Carty Awards are due on the 1st of April each year



The Washington State Healthcare Safety Council (the Coucil) is a professional 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors (the Board) in accordance with written Articles of Incorporation.

The Board is a volunteer group committed to the guidance of the Council and promotion of healthcare safety. Since its founding in 1964, the Council has been highly dependent upon its membership which represents most hospitals, other healthcare facilities, and individuals dedicated to safety and the environment of care. Many of today’s Washington healthcare leaders have been members of the Council since its inception.


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