The Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys ("WSSHA") was founded in 1973. It is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, to provide an opportunity for legal advisors in the health field to meet and exchange information and ideas, to conduct legal seminars of interest to such attorneys, and to provide a central agency for the exchange of legal information in the health field.

Membership in WSSHA is open to all attorneys admitted to practice in the State of Washington who represent or are employed by a provider of healthcare services.

For your information, the WSSHA bylaws and resolutions can be viewed by Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Download WSSHA Bylaws - April 25, 1996, Resolution - April 28, 2006.

If you are interested in becoming a member of WSSHA, please print the membership application below (pdf format).  Directions for completion and return are given on the application.   

Download WSSHA Membership Application

Washington Health Law Manual Third Edition

The Third Edition of the Washington Health Law Manual is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Washington State Society of Health Care Attorneys and the Washington State Hospital Association.

Click here to view the Table of Content

Job Postings

Senior Attorney

Seattle, WA


Honored as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent organization that is focused on transforming health care. True to that vision, we spent this past decade creating and delivering a multitude of innovations. The results? Industry-changing process improvements and initiatives that have revolutionized our ability to eliminate waste, cut costs, and most importantly, improve the quality of services. Our commitment to Team Medicine and the transformation of health care is what built our reputation as a quality leader, and empowers us with the capability to provide rapid access to care through our Virginia Mason Production System.

Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients.  

The Senior Attorney provides legal counsel and guidance to protect Virginia Mason's legal rights and help ensure VM and its affiliates meet their legal obligations.  This position provides support across the medical center with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, physician compensation and employment matters.



         - A Juris Doctorate degree.

         - Membership in the Washington State Bar Association.

         - Five-years of health care and/or general corporate practice experience.

         - Demonstrated analytical (researching and synthesizing complex information) and problem solving (identifies issues in timely manner, gathers information, develops alternative solutions) skills.

         - Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.


Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.   


There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature. For more information or to apply online visit our website at http://jobs.VirginiaMason.org.  We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



Carol Altschul, CHCR

Strategic Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources

Virginia Mason Seattle Administrative Center

1100 Olive Way, M5-HR, Seattle, WA 98101




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