Patrick Kennedy at the Annual Meeting

October 13 and 14 are going to be great days for the association: it is an essential time for all of us to reflect on our past and plan for our future. We have an outstanding plan for this year, with terrific speakers. We’re going to use this space over the coming weeks to talk about what’s in store.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 8/25/2016

Recent member news from the Aug. 25, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

CDC issues summary of key Zika considerations for health care settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a summary of key considerations for health care facilities, including hospitals and health systems, as they prepare to receive patients potentially infected with the Zika virus. The document outlines nine steps health care facilities should take, including knowing the clinical manifestations of the virus, how to assess pregnant women and advise against sexual transmission during pregnancy, reporting and use of standard precautions.... Read More >>

Meridian Leasing offers insight into achieving XR-29 compliance

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Meridian Leasing has produced a two-page document that offers insight for members that may be dealing with XR-29 guidelines.... Read More >>

Join WHS for the LEAD Academy

Join us Washington Hospital Services' first session of the LEAD Academy Oct. 7. Designed for health care supervisors and managers, the LEAD program uses experiential learning to empower recently hired, newly appointed or previously untrained health care leaders to better understand and use their strengths.... Read More >>

Welcome new CEO Craig J. Marks to PMH Medical Center

Craig J. Marks, most recently president and CEO of Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas, Calif., will take over at PMH Medical Center in Prosser Aug. 29.... Read More >>

A breakthrough in the search for a malaria vaccine

Researchers at the University of Washington and Dr. Rawlings’ lab at Seattle Children’s revealed a major breakthrough in malaria immunology research that they described in a study published in the journal Immunity.... Read More >>

DOH to offer telehealth expansion workshops

In Olympia on Sept. 13 and Cheney on Sept. 15, the Department of Health (DOH) will provide free all-day telehealth financing and telehealth expansion workshops designed for rural hospital leadership, staff and board members. Each one-day workshop is intended to address telehealth funding opportunities along with how to bring and/or upgrade telehealth services in your community. ... Read More >>

Registration to open for Annual Meeting after Labor Day

We’re nearly one month out from our biggest event of the year: our 84th Annual Member Meeting! Registration will open after Labor Day.... Read More >>

Meridian Leasing Offers Insight into Achieving XR-29 CT Radiology Compliance

In April of 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act was signed into law. Part of the law stated that the outpatient and physician reimbursement for certain diagnostic CT scans will be reduced by 5 percent in 2016 and a further 15 percent in 2017 if a CT system is not compliant with XR-29 guidelines.... Read More >>

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