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The Washington State Healthcare Human Resource Association (WSHHRA) is a state-wide membership organization made up of human resource professionals that are working in health care institutions or organizations related to health care. We have an affiliation with the national association, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).

Over the years, WSHHRA has grown to over 290 members. Membership is voluntary and a nominal dues payment is required at the beginning of the new year.

Two state conferences are held each year — in the spring and fall. Our conferences strive to present a combination of diverse and relevant topics, networking opportunities, and fun and social activities. Conference attendance is approved for SPHR/PHR educational credits through the Society of Human Resource Management. Conferences are scheduled as 1 ˝ day events starting on Thursday and ending at noon on Friday.

In addition to our outstanding conferences, networking opportunities and sponsored surveys provide valuable resources to members. Contacting other members with specific questions has proven to be one of the pluses of membership and a great asset for your HR toolbox.

Our Association's web site (www.wshhra.org) hosts archived newsletters, conference agendas and registration, legislative updates, and so much more. Since our web site’s sole purpose is to provide information that is useful to our members, we encourage your feedback and input.
Download the WSHHRA Bylaws
View the WSHHRA Board
Click Here for the WSHHRA Code of Ethics


Prior to 2009 WSHHRA honored one of the members with the Dorothy Gannon Award. The award recognized a member’s single or long-term contribution to the human resources management profession and to WSHHRA. In 2009 in honor of one of the founding members of WSHHRA, a brand new award, the Kathy Franz Excellence in HR Leadership Award was presented for the first time. Kathy has worked at Yakima Memorial Hospital for 35 years and is truly a legend in the State.
Kathy Franz – Excellence in HR Leadership Award
Click here for a list of previous winners of the Dorothy Gannon Award and the Kathy Franz Excellence in Leadership Award and to learn more about the new award.
Click here to download the nomination form
Click here to complete on-line nomination form.
Business Meeting Minutes Reports
Business Meeting Minutes Spring 2018
Business Meeting Minutes Spring 2017
Business Meeting Minutes Fall 2016
Business Meeting Minutes Spring 2016
Business Meeting Minutes Fall 2015
Older Minutes Available Upon Request
Finance Reports
2018 Finance Report
2017 Finance Report
2016 Finance Report
Older Finance Reports Available Upon Request
President's Reports
2018 President's Report
2016 President's Report
Business Meeting Minutes Fall 2018