(ELMA, WA) – Summit Pacific CEO Josh Martin has been elected to the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Board of Directors. Nominated over the summer by a subcommittee of the Board, Martin was voted in during the association’s Oct. 7 installment of its annual meeting by WSHA hospital and health system members.
“We are excited to have Josh’s expertise in rural health, mental health and community healthcare on our Board of Directors,” WSHA President & CEO Cassie Sauer said. “His peers share our enthusiasm for his skills, as his peers were the ones who selected him for this role. He will surely be a valued leader to help us continue making Washington State healthier over the next year.”
WSHA is the membership association for all the hospitals and health systems in Washington State. The association takes a major leadership role in issues that impact delivery, quality, accessibility, affordability, and continuity of healthcare in both the policy and the clinical arenas. It works to improve the health status of all residents.
As a board member, Martin will help provide executive oversight for the association and attend five board meetings a year. Additionally, Martin’s specific position will also act as delegate to the American Hospital Association to support policy at a federal level.
“It has been my privilege over the last few years to work directly with WSHA and other healthcare leaders across the State to impact quality of care and influence health policy,” said Martin. “I have enjoyed developing relationships with smart, dedicated, talented leaders with a shared vision to build a healthy future in Washington State and the communities they serve.”
Martin also serves on the Washington State Hospital Association Public Policy Committee as well as the Rural Health Committee. He is an active Board member of the Washington Rural Health Collaborative, Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts and Chair for CHOICE Regional Health Network.