The certificate represents commitment to effective health care leadership
Monroe, Wash.— Alice Cabe, chair of EvergreenHealth Monroe’s Board of Commissioners, recently earned certification from the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) in health care governance.
The continuing education program is designed to help enhance the skills and expertise of those who govern Washington state health systems through educational courses and events, ranging from community health needs assessments to federal and state health care policies.
“We are so proud of Alice’s leadership and dedication to helping EvergreenHealth Monroe continue to meet the needs of patients and families throughout Sky Valley. Her success in completing WSHA’s governance program is another example of our organization-wide commitment to enhance our care and service through effective leadership,” said Lisa LaPlante, MHA, EvergreenHealth Monroe’s chief administrative officer. “As a public hospital district, our Board of Commissioners represents the voices of those we serve, and we are honored to work in partnership to advance the health of our community.”
WSHA launched its Health Care Governance Education program in 2019 for members of boards of directors and public hospital districts’ elected commissioners to help participants assess and enhance board effectiveness within Washington state health systems and hospitals. Since the program’s creation, 59 individuals representing 29 hospitals and health systems across Washington state earned their WSHA Health Care Governance certification, and 105 individuals logged at least one credit hour in 2019. Participants must log 12 credits to achieve certification.
“Excellent governance is essential to excellent hospitals,” WSHA President & CEO Cassie Sauer said. “We are inspired by the popularity this program has garnered, as it shows the commitment our health care leaders have to improving their own skills to better serve their communities.”
The EvergreenHealth Monroe Board of Commissioners is comprised of elected officials of Snohomish County Public Hospital District No. 1, who serve a rotating six-year term. Cabe joined the EvergreenHealth Monroe board in 1994. She brings to the board a strong interest in community health, which she first discovered during her university work in microbiology and public health. Cabe is immersed in the health care industry, where she is employed as a manager of a hospital laboratory. She has lived in Snohomish County with her family for many years and actively participates in community functions. Her current term extends to December 2021.
If you or your organization is interested in participating in the WSHA Governance Education program in 2020, learn more about the program on WSHA.org. To learn more about Alice Cabe and EvergreenHealth Monroe’s Board of Commissioners, please visit www.evergreenhealthmonroe.com/board-of-commissioners.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system serving nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties with a breadth of services and programs that are among the most comprehensive in the region. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland and a 72-bed hospital, EvergreenHealth Monroe, which is an accredited, full-service public hospital district established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. The system also includes a network of 13 primary care practices, five urgent care centers, more than two dozen specialty care practices, and 24/7 emergency care from its Kirkland, Monroe and Redmond locations.
EvergreenHealth remains committed to its purpose to enrich the health and well-being of the community by providing clinical excellence in more than 80 specialties and through extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
The health system is consistently named as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals and it is one of only 407 hospitals nationwide to hold a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). Learn more at www.evergreenhealth.com.
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About the Washington State Hospital Association
The Washington State Hospital Association advocates for and provides value to members in achieving their missions and improving the health of their communities. WSHA represents more than 100 hospitals and health systems in the state, including those that are non-profit, investor-owned, and county, state and military hospitals. The Quadruple Aim guides our members and our work as we strive to reduce the cost of health care and improve the patient experience, the clinician experience and the health of our communities. Visit www.wsha.org for more information.