NWone honors leaders at annual meeting

NWone had a very successful Annual Meeting May 18-20 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson. The event was attended by 160 nurse leaders from both Washington and Oregon. Attendees heard presentations from state and national speakers on resilience, partnerships and leadership, and received health policy updates from WSHA's Ian Corbridge and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems’ Andi Easton.... Read More >>

Budget Neutrality Adjustment Factors: Adjustments to Medicaid Rates

This bulletin provides hospitals with information about recent rate notification changes effective June 1stfrom the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA). It also provides information about additional rate changes that may be implemented over the next six months.... Read More >>

City of Seattle Shift Survey Participation – Due June 30, 2016

The City of Seattle is considering new restrictions on shift schedules for those working in the city limits. As part of this effort, the city’s Office of Labor standards is conducting a shift scheduling survey for both employers and employees in the greater Seattle area. The survey is intended for all shift workers, and has the potential for significant impact on health care shift workers.... Read More >>

From fee-for-service to MACRA

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins has written an article exploring the topic of how Medicare will soon dramatically change the way in which it pays physicians. This article was published in the April 2016 issue of Practice Management magazine.... Read More >>

Caring for the whole patient

We are spending all of May recognizing Mental Health Month and the importance of mental health care in our state. You have likely seen the almost daily news stories about mental health, both nationally and locally, and the news is often heartbreaking. We are forced to really see how hard it is for patients to access the care they need... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/19/2016

Recent member news from the May 19, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

HCA in process of finalizing Safety Net Assessment program

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is in the process of finalizing the Safety Net Assessment program for the state’s 2017 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2016. WSHA expects the program to remain stable and relatively unchanged compared to 2016.... Read More >>

Meet new Membership Director Tracie Lievense!

We are excited to welcome a new director to the WSHA team: Tracie Lievense started last week as our new membership director. Prior to joining WSHA, Tracie served in several roles at the Swedish Foundation — most recently, as head of the foundation’s Philanthropy Services division. ... Read More >>

Saving lives through suicide prevention

new resources are constantly being introduced to help, including Harborview Medical Center’s Pacific Northwest Suicide Resource Center, launched by the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC). The program is a library of digital resources that raise awareness and offer support, especially to teens, to help save lives. The program also includes a survey of King County Schools to identify suicide resource needs in King County public schools.... Read More >>

Hospital clinical experts needed on the Health Technology Clinical Committee

The Washington State Health Care Authority is seeking to fill three vacancies on the Health Technology Clinical Committee. Qualified health professionals who use health technology in their scope of practice and who have experience with evidence-based medicine are encouraged to apply.Applications will be accepted until 5pm June 1.... Read More >>

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