2012 THE STATE OF HEALTH CARE IN WASHINGTON STATE REPORT

Washington state’s health care system is one of the best in the country. Our network includes award winning hospitals, cutting-edge research institutions that provide the latest in technology and patient care procedures, state-of-the-art foundation analysis of health care quality and an excellent post-secondary system that delivers a professional and skilled workforce. It is imperative, therefore, that the state of Washington support the health care industry through enabling, thoughtful and minimally burdensome regulation; increased support for education programs that encourage and prepare primary and secondary students to enter the health-care workforce pipeline; and post-secondary institutions that develop new models of education to accommodate the changing landscape of health care delivery.