Systems Improvement Agreement

Western State Hospital and the Department of Social and Health Services have entered into a Systems Improvement Agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve patient treatment and overall safety.  This page is devoted to providing information and updates on the activities and progress to address the issues that require correction and improvement.  Please check periodically as information is updated. 

Western State Hospital Updates and Information

1/13/2017 - Preliminary Recommendations from the Select Committee on Quality Improvement in State Hospitals (Select Committee)


8/30/2016 - Systems Improvement Agreement Update to the Select Committee on Quality Improvement in State Hospitals (6/30/2016).

6/8/2016 -

Western State Hospital welcomes Sean Murphy to the position of Chief of Safety and Security for Western State Hospital.


6/1/2016 -

 Western State Hospital welcomes Jocelyn “J” Hofe as the hospital’s new Director of Emergency Management. J has more than 33 years of leadership experience in public safety, emergency management and incident response.


6/3/2016 - News Release: CMS agreement supports Western State Hospital’s journey to provide safer, higher-quality care