WSHA video highlights options for care

If you or a loved one gets sick or injured, do you know the right place to go for care? Would your family and friends know how and when to choose between virtual care, a clinic visit, urgent care and the emergency room (ER)? One of WSHA’s major quality and safety initiatives is ER is for Emergencies, which works to help people seek care at the right location.... Read More >>

Pullman Regional Hospital applies to establish rural residency program

Research has shown that providers are more likely to practice as a physician in the town in which they performed their residency. With that in mind, Pullman Regional Hospital has started the process of establishing a rural residency program on the Palouse.... Read More >>

State House, Senate release budgets

The state House and Senate released their respective budgets this week. The good news is that there are no proposed cuts to hospitals in either budget. ... Read More >>

Updated signage, communication requirements

Hospitals are subject to an array of state and federal requirements regarding posting signage in hospitals and providing notices to patients, staff and the community. ... Read More >>

Flu activity still high; not too late to get vaccinated

The Washington State Department of Health has released a statement about the estimated efficacy of this year’s flu vaccine. Preliminary data estimates the vaccine to be about 36 percent effective in mitigating flu illness. ... Read More >>

State approves Medicaid ACH transformation project plans

The Health Care Authority recently approved project plans for each of the nine Accountable Communities of Health, triggering the release of payments to the organizations. The HCA issued its approval after receiving findings from its independent assessor, Myers and Stauffer. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 2/22/2018

Recent member news from the February 22, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Opioid crisis: The most significant health problem

Drs. Dasgupta, Beletsky, & Ciccarone brought a broader commentary on the worsening and widening opioid crisis in the most recent publication of American Journal of Public Health. The authors caution that we should focus not only on the “easiest path” of the prescription vector, but also on the many complex underpinnings rooted in social and economic factors.... Read More >>

House, Senate release budgets

The House and Senate have released their respective budgets. The good news is that there are no proposed cuts to hospitals in either budget.... Read More >>

Inside D.C.: AHA Annual Meeting and clarification on Bipartisan Budget Act

We strongly urge you to consider joining us May 6-9 in Washington, D.C., for the AHA Annual Meeting. Also, we have a clarification on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.... Read More >>

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