Each year the Washington State Hospital Association recognizes the excellent work of individuals and organizations who make health care better for the residents of our state. Awards are given annually during WSHA’s Annual Meeting in October. Click on the links on the left for more information.
Contact: Wendy Ray
*Note: Only Administrators/CEOs and Trustees/Commissioners can make nominations*
The Joe Hopkins Memorial Award was created in 1987 to acknowledge an individual who displays the spirit of Joe Hopkins’ vision and dedication to Washington’s hospitals, with a special focus on his interest in rural health. The next award will be presented at the Washington State Hospital Association 2017 Annual Meeting, October 12, 2016.
Joe Hopkins was a long-time leader in the Washington State health care arena. He was a leader in rural health issues when he was administrator of Cascade Valley Hospital (1977-1987) and administrator of Mark E. Reed Hospital. He offered leadership to all the hospitals as chairman of the Washington State Hospital Association, 1985-86. In addition, he was: President of the Public Hospital District Association, 1981-82; chairman of the WSHA Rural Hospital Committee, 1982-83; and Kellogg Fellow with the Association of Western Hospitals. He served on a number of AHA committees, including the Governing Council for Small and Rural Hospitals. At the time of his death on February 23, 1987, he was a member of the AHA Regional Advisory Board and the AHA House of Delegates.
Joe will always be remembered for his dedication, hard work and wonderful sense of humor. Please participate in the memorial award process that honors and supports his memory by nominating someone to be this year’s award recipient.
The Community Health Leadership Award is given annually to a health care organization that is serving its community’s broader health needs in innovative and lasting ways. We are looking to recognize organizations that are not just serving patients, but are making their entire communities healthier.
Hospitals, health systems and public hospital districts are increasingly called upon to address the health needs of their entire community. This award seeks to recognize member health organizations who are investing in solutions that improve the health of their entire community.
This award is given by the Hospital Governing Boards Committee. The Committee is made up primarily of selected and elected hospital board members who serve as the connective tissue between their hospitals and their communities.
All qualifying nominees will have their projects featured as part of the Annual Meeting, on WSHA’s website and in WSHA’s Weekly Report, which is sent to nearly 4,000 subscribers.