Webcast aims to help member compliance with pharmaceutical waste regulations

Please join us at noon October 25 for an exploration of the Interim Pharmaceutical Waste Policy presented by Jenny Yoo, Toxics Reduction Engineer in Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office. ... Read More >>

Don’t be spooked by provider recruitment; October 31 webcast explores trends

Join us October 31 for a special webcast exploring the latest trends in physician and advanced practitioner recruiting incentives. The presentation will cover different types of contracts, what measures are being used to determine bonuses and additional benefits being offered to attract providers. ... Read More >>

WHIT offers access to competitive employee benefits

WSHA members have access to employee benefits coverage uniquely designed for health care organizations. From life and long-term disability for high-wage earners to vision and dental, the Western Health Insurance Trust has your employees covered.... Read More >>

WSHA presents Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis with Joe Hopkins Memorial Award

The Washington State Hospital Association presented Eric Lewis, CEO of Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, with the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award during the association’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 12, 2017, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The award recognizes Lewis’ leadership in his community and his strong advocacy for a better health care system for all Washington state residents.... Read More >>

WSHA honors hospitals with awards for demonstrating community health leadership

The Washington State Hospital Association honored hospitals with awards recognizing their efforts to demonstrate community health leadership during the association’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 12, 2017, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The Community Health Leadership Award is among the association’s highest honors awarded to health care organizations in Washington state.... Read More >>

Making the equity pledge

One of our core beliefs as an organization is that everybody in our state should have access to the right care, at the right place, at the right time, and that everybody should be able to enjoy equally positive health outcomes. Just like caregivers will treat anyone who walks into the ER, we want access and positive outcomes to transcend all demographic distinctions across Washington State.... Read More >>

Offering spiritual care

Caring for the whole patient often means caring for a patient’s spiritual needs. At Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee — where about a third of the patients are American Indian — various practical reasons kept many patients from being able to take part in spiritual practices such as cleansing ceremonies inside the walls of the hospital. While drumming and singing had been done quietly in the hospital, practices such as smudging the air with the smoke of sweetgrass was unable to take place inside.... Read More >>

WSHA urges OIC to make changes to rulemaking on alternative authorization processes

WSHA staff testified at an October 3 Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) stakeholder hearing and submitted written comments to OIC’s stakeholder draft rules regulating alternative authorization processes, otherwise known as “goldcarding.”... Read More >>

CDC releases strategies for implementing antibiotic stewardship at small hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released Core Elements for Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals.... Read More >>

AHA webinar: Improving care for hospitalized adults with substance use disorder

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) Physician Leadership Forum will host a webinar from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, November 9 on improving care for adults hospitalized with substance use disorder, focusing on understanding needs, engaging leaders and changing systems.... Read More >>

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