WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement

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The WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement is the association's not-for-profit 501c(3) organization, celebrating 50 years of improving the health and well-being of all Washingtonians.

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Make Washington the best place to receive care and to practice medicine.


Support and inspire physicians to create a healthier Washington.


  • The health and well-being of patients and communities.
  • Best-practices promoted through shared-decision making and effective communication skills.
  • Engaged and empowered physicians making a meaningful difference.

Strategic plan

The Foundation has three goals with underlying objectives.

  • Goal One: Engage patients in shared-decision making.
  • Goal Two: Reconnect physicians with the joy of practice and improve physician wellness.
    • Objective One: Align strategies with known causes of burnout.
    • Objective Two: Promote effective interventions to reduce burnout and improve wellness.
  • Goal Three: Collaborate with other quality improvement stakeholders to align efforts and generate results.

Board of directors

President - Jeffrey B. Collins, MD
Vice President - Jae Sim, MD
Secretary-Treasurer - Dale Reisner, MD
Director - Megan Nelson
Director - Robbie Sherman, MD
Director - Donna Smith, MD
Director - John Vassall, MD
Public Member - Bruce Smith, MD

Executive officers and staff

Chief Executive Officer - Jennifer Hanscom
Chief Financial Officer - Amy Fredericks
Director of Clinical Education & Professional Development - Jessica Martinson

Contact information

WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (800) 552-0612 or (206) 956-3628
Fax: (206) 441-5863

About the Foundation

The WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement is a 501(c)3 that was created to help physicians understand and adapt to ongoing changes in health delivery and payment by working with medical groups and physicians’ practices to:

  • Support information-based care.
  • Promote best practices.
  • Promote reductions in unsupportable variations in care.
  • Improve patient safety.
  • Educate physicians on how to meet these goals.

The Foundation is one operating component of WSMA. The WSMA Board of Trustees comprises the membership of the Foundation. The Foundation Board of Directors is elected by the Foundation members (WSMA Board of Trustees). Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible (TIN: 91-6074463).