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Public Health – Seattle & King County Director Patty Hayes selected for The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative

Patty Hayes, MN, RN, a member of WSNA’s Nursing Hall of Fame and Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County, is among thosechosen to be part of The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative. Hayes and Carina Elsenboss, the department’s Preparedness Director, will be working to transform public health in the communities they serve.






WSNA Statement Opposing the American Health Care Act

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. WSNA Executive Director Judy Huntington, MN, RN, released the following statement on May 5: "The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday will be devastating for patients and families in Washington state and across the county."


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