The state Hospital Association is announcing that it has picked Cassie Sauer to replace Randy Revelle as its government-relations lead. Revelle, who is retiring, is of course best known as a former King County executive. Here’s the press release:
Washington State Hospital Association Picks Cassie Sauer to Lead Advocacy Efforts
SEATTLE – After a nationwide search, the Washington State Hospital Association has selected Cassie Sauer to lead its advocacy efforts. Sauer takes over the role of Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Government Relations from Randy Revelle, who is retiring after 17 years.
“Every day thousands of people depend on our health system, and the public policies enacted by our state and federal governments have a material impact on hospitals’ ability to serve their patients. WSHA’s advocacy work is critical to keeping that system working,” Scott Bond, association president and CEO said. “Cassie Sauer brings the talent and passion needed to successfully continue our work on behalf of hospitals and their patients.”
Sauer brings two decades of policy and communications experience to the position, including 12 years at the hospital association. She was selected from a competitive pool of applicants from across the country. Prior to coming to WSHA, Sauer led advocacy efforts for the Children’s Alliance. In 2010, she was honored with the Alliance’s Voices for Children Awards for her work to create the Health Coalition for Children and Youth and to develop Apple Health for Kids.
“I have great admiration for the work hospital leaders do every day to deliver life-saving and life-changing care to patients. Helping hospitals and health systems fulfill their missions by influencing public policy is critically important in this time of significant change in health care,” Sauer said. “I look forward to advocating for public policies that expand access, ensure a reasonable regulatory system, and secure sustainable funding for health services.”
Sauer will begin her new position on September 1. Revelle will assist with the transition and remain on staff as Senior Advisor to the President until his retirement later this year.
The Washington State Hospital Association is a membership organization representing community hospitals and several health-related organizations. The association provides advocacy and issues analysis as well as assisting with the adoption of best practices in leadership and patient safety. WSHA works to improve the health of the people of the state by becoming involved in all matters affecting the delivery, quality, accessibility, affordability and continuity of health care.