The Washington Health Care Risk Management Society (WHCRMS) was organized in 1983 as a forum for risk managers and others within the healthcare industry whose professional practice contributes to the identification, assessment, prevention, and control of risk.

WHCRMS is comprised of the following healthcare professionals:

  • Risk managers from healthcare facilities of all types

  • Risk managers from managed care organizations and physician groups

  • Risk managers from the healthcare malpractice insurance industry

  • Defense attorneys

  • Risk management consultants

  • Healthcare clinicians, and others involved in healthcare risk management


To promote and enhance the professional practice of health care risk management through education, collaboration and member services.

To meet the needs of our members, we:

  • Conduct educational workshops and activities to strengthen and develop risk management programs and promote professional development.

  • Provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas.

  • Promote the specific interests of health care risk managers through interdisciplinary conferences and forums.

  • Provide input and updates on legislation and regulation affecting chapter members.

  • Identify trends in risk management.