Notice of delay in newborn screening testing and reports from state lab

The purpose of this bulletin is to notify hospitals that the Washington State Newborn Screening Program is not currently able to complete newborn screening tests for one of the conditions required by state law. As a result, the program is not sending out printed screening reports. ... Read More >>

Washington’s Department of Labor rulemaking: raising the salary threshold for exempt workers and changing duties

The purpose of this bulletin is to advise members that the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is engaged in a rulemaking process that could expand the class of workers who qualify for overtime pay. This bulletin outlines the proposed changes, ways to participate and WSHA’s activity with this rulemaking.... Read More >>

WSHA, WSMA, HCA release initial results for Better Prescribing, Better Treatment for opioids

In late 2017, WSHA teamed up with the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to launch a new program known as “Better Prescribing, Better Treatment.” The program uses evidence-based best practices and offers access to prescribing data to reduce opioid overprescribing to Medicaid patients.... Read More >>

Congratulations Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn for winning the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award!

WSHA would like to congratulate Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn for being the recipient of the 2018 Joe Hopkins Memorial Award! The award, given at last week’s Annual Meeting, recognizes his support for the health care community and his inspiring of others to join him in support.... Read More >>

Congratulations Community Health Leadership Award winners!

WSHA would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2018 Community Health Leadership Award! The awards were given at last week’s Annual Meeting.... Read More >>

Oct. 14-20 is International Infection Prevention Week

This week is International Infection Prevention Week. Infection prevention is especially important in health care settings, as about one-in-25 hospital patients suffers at least one health-care-associated infection, and 75,000 patients will die this year from an infection while hospitalized.... Read More >>

American Red Cross seeking King County heroes by Nov. 16

Every year, the American Red Cross honors heroes throughout Washington State — ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. They are currently searching for heroes in King County. Nominations can be for an individual of any age, a group of people or even a service animal.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member: Lumeris

Lumeris moves the industry from volume to value. They work on both the health plan and delivery side. They set up, manage and/or own provider-friendly MA plans.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member: Ziegler

Ziegler is a privately held investment bank, capital markets and proprietary investments firm. By specializing in health care, senior living, education, and general municipal and structured finance, they generate a positive impact on the communities they serve. Headquartered in Chicago with regional branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, strategic advisory services, equity and fixed income sales, and trading research... Read More >>

Membership update: 10/18/2018

Gary Foster has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Welcome Gary!... Read More >>

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