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Sep 28, 2015, 15:07 ET Seattle Psychiatrist Named President of State Medical Association

Dr. Ray Hsiao was elected president of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) at the association's annual meeting in Spokane, Sunday,...


Sep 28, 2015, 12:00 ET Senator Frockt Honored By State Medical Association

Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) has been named the Washington State Medical Association's 2015 Legislator of the Year for his efforts to address...


Jun 18, 2015, 18:18 ET Coalition of Leading Health Care Organizations Receive National Grant to Expand Choosing Wisely® Program to Eliminate Wasteful and Potentially Harmful Care

A coalition of leading health care organizations in the state today announced that it received a 34-month grant from the American Board of Internal...


Mar 31, 2015, 21:16 ET Washington State Medical Association Responds to Senate Budget

 Leaders in the Washington State Senate released a budget proposal today that attempts to fund education and make needed investments in health...


Mar 27, 2015, 21:48 ET Washington State Medical Association Responds to House Budget

 Today Democrats in the House of Representatives released their budget proposal, bringing forward a $39 billion state spending plan for the...


Mar 12, 2015, 12:38 ET The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Responds to Lack of Action by State Lawmakers on Immunization Exemption Bill

The Washington State Medical Association is extremely disappointed that state legislators have failed to pass legislation removing the...


Mar 03, 2015, 10:30 ET Washington Physicians Call On Lawmakers To Pass Legislation Addressing Critical Health Care Issues Facing The State

 Washington state is currently facing a number of critical health care issues, including physician/provider workforce shortages, barriers to...


Feb 11, 2014, 16:28 ET Governor Inslee Shares His Vision For Health Care With Washington Physicians

 Governor Jay Inslee shared his health care priorities with more than 150 physicians at the 2014 Legislative Summit of the Washington State...