For Hospitals

How can my hospital get involved?

Many of our topics have specific recommendations for hospitals such as clinical guidelines to follow or recommendations to be a part of a quality improvement program.  We encourage all hospitals to follow our recommendations.

How are hospitals represented?

There are five membership seats dedicated to representatives from the hospital setting:

  • Two physicians representing the largest hospital-based physician groups in the state submitted jointly by the Washington State Medical Association and the Washington State Hospital Association. Currently:
    • Christopher Kodama MD, MultiCare Health System
    • Robert Mecklenburg MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Three representatives of hospital systems, at least one of whom is responsible for quality submitted by the Washington State Hospital Association. Currently:
    • Wm. Richard Ludwig MD, Providence Health and Services
    • Kimberly Moore MD, Franciscan Health System
    • Carol Wagner RN, MBA, The Washington State Hospital Association