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Planning that honors your values

National Healthcare Decisions Day — this year celebrated April 16-22 — is an excellent time to reflect on the increasing importance of advance care planning to the community and organizations. This year’s theme is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late,” which is applicable both to the public and health care providers.... Read More >>

Remodeling to meet the need

When you’re not feeling well, you often just want to curl up in a ball in the most comfortable place you can imagine so you can get better. At Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster, there’s an entire new suite of furniture to help with exactly that. It was the first time in more than 20 years the hospital has replaced the furniture in its rooms, also replacing hospital beds that were more than 40 years old.... Read More >>

From Inside D.C.: Debate on ACA repeal continues in U.S. House

The effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains in limbo as Congress starts a two-week recess break. Over the past couple of weeks in D.C., several attempts have been made to bridge the chasm between conservative and moderate House members, but with no success. The most recent proposals floating around would allow states to seek a waiver of three ACA insurance regulations... Read More >>

Register now for the Northwest Patient Safety Conference

The Washington State Hospital Association is collaborating with the Washington Patient Safety Coalition in planning the 15th Annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference. The event will convene May 11 near SeaTac Airport and will feature presentations by David Classen, CMIO of Pascal Metrics, and Dorothy Teeter, Director of the Washington State Health Care Authority. It will also feature and a two-hour workshop on CRP by Dr. Tom Gallagher from the University of Washington.... Read More >>

WSHA toolkit to help fight clostridium difficile

Hospitals are facing many challenges with a number of infections impacting patients, staff and their finances. Clostridium difficile (CDI) caused nearly 500,000 infections and 29,000 deaths in 2011. WSHA has developed a comprehensive toolkit to help hospitals target contributing factors and implement corrective actions to eliminate CDI.... Read More >>

LEAD Academy Seattle starts in June

Washington Hospital Services is getting rave reviews from LEAD Academy participants in Moses Lake and Clarkston. Later this spring, we’re bringing the LEAD Academy to Seattle.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 4/13/2017

Membership updates from the April 13, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/13/2017

Recent member news from the April 13, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Caring for those who care for us

It is hard for physicians to get adequate disability insurance on their own. Standard disability benefit only covers a fraction of physician salary, leaving physicians vulnerable to the unexpected. InsMed Insurance gives organizations the ability to offer enhanced disability insurance.... Read More >>

Inside D.C.: Debate on ACA repeal continues in U.S. House

The effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains in limbo as Congress starts a two-week recess break. Over the past couple of weeks in D.C., several attempts have been made to bridge the chasm between conservative and moderate House members, but with no success.... Read More >>

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