Upcoming Events


April 1, 2019: WSHSC Elaine Carty Performance Improvement Award and Lew Brown Memorial Safety Award Nominations Due

Fire Life Safety: A Collaboration among healthcare organizations and regulatory experts
Focusing on State and local Fire Marshal's perspective on healthcare organizations risk for fire; how we can collaborate and discuss mitigations and responses to concerns.
Fire Drills and OR Fires

Accommodating our Staff, Patients and Visitors
Addressing what is a reasonable ADA request; meeting HR and physical environment requirements.
DOJ focus for patients/advocates

Safety Speed Learning + Networking Lunch
Pharmaceutical Waste- new DOE standards!
Workplace Violence Prevention
USP 797 and 800
Business Continuity Planning to meet CMS's Expectations

Scary Pictures! Scary Scenarios?
Added 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!