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Governor’s Budget: Good for hospitals and health care

Today Gov. Jay Inslee released his full proposed budget for the 2019-2021 biennium. The budget is positive for health care, and especially behavioral health, as it contains significant investments in the state’s behavioral health system. WSHA is very pleased to see significant new funding for health care in this budget.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes new senior vice president for safety and quality

I am thrilled to welcome Darcy Jaffe to WSHA as our new senior vice president for safety and quality. Darcy will bring a collaborative, authentic approach to accomplishing WSHA’s shared goals and outcomes. I am excited to work with her in setting regional standards for safety and quality and assisting our members in improving the health of the communities they serve.... Read More >>

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital expands service to two new floors

MultiCare Good Samaritan is utilizing two additional floors to best serve the Puyallup and East Pierce County communities. ... Read More >>

WSHA’s December 2018 state regulatory issues update includes top priority rules tracker and year-end review

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its December 2018 state regulatory update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage. Members will find a comprehensive view of state rulemaking activities that affect them. ... Read More >>

WSHA enrolling all hospitals to participate in opioid prescriber feedback reports

WSHA is currently enrolling hospitals to participate in a program known as Better Prescribing, Better Treatment, which provides opioid prescribers with feedback reports. Our goal is to enroll 100 percent of our state’s hospitals.... Read More >>

WSHA opposes DHS’s public charge rule

WSHA has filed a comment opposing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) proposed rule “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.” The rule would use an immigrant’s receipt of Medicaid and possibly the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — among other public services — to deny them status in this country on the basis that they are a “public charge.”... Read More >>

Welcome to Wipfli, WSHA’s newest Executive Member!

Wipfli CPAs & Consultants’ health care practice serves a wide array of health care organizations nationwide, including hospitals, health systems and senior living providers. ... Read More >>

Overtime pay rulemaking: Comment deadline extended to Dec. 31

The Washington Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) has extended the deadline for commenting on the revised draft rule regarding overtime exemption rules to Dec. 31. We urge members to review WSHA’s bulletin on the revised draft, and to let us know if your hospital is impacted and to what extent. ... Read More >>

New nurse staffing committee law to take effect Jan. 1

Significant portions of Washington’s new nurse staffing law (HB 1714) take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. As required by law, hospitals need to submit their nurse staffing plans to the Department of Health (DOH) by Jan. 1. ... Read More >>

Membership update: 12/14/2018

Providence Centralia Hospital hired Kevin Caserta as the new Site Administrator. Welcome Kevin!... Read More >>

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