Upcoming Events


Building the Business Case to Invest in Safety Program Real Cost of Injuries
Presented by Christy Foster BSI Healthcare Director. Many healthcare organizations have not realized the true cost of worker injuries. As a result they do not recognize the positive financial impact of a strong employee safety program. This webinar will explore the real and hidden costs associated with healthcare related injuries.

Emergency Management
Wren Hudgins, PhD- Sharing perspectives and learnings from supporting Red Cross shelter during Texas disaster: mental health, crisis management, & medication management.  Joshua B. Weil, MD, Kaiser Permanente, FACEP Emergency Management Consultant and Karrie Austin, RNMultiCare Health System & Pierce County Disaster Medical Control Center (DMCC)

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (Valley Medical Center) 9am-1 pm

Safety Speed Learning + Networking Lunch
Hazardous Drug Rule
Ligature Risk
Care of Bariatric Patients

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 (Kaiser Permanente Teleconference) 9-1130am

Scary Pictures! Scary ADA Pictures! Scary Needle Sticks!
Campus Halloween Costume Party

AWARD INFORMATION!! Also, 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!