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CNO and CQO Learning Collaborative

Save the date on March 20, 2019 for the first WSHA CNO and CQO Learning Collaborative, a day of learning and collaboration geared toward executive leaders responsible for safety and quality in their organizations. National and local experts will present best practices for preventing hospital acquired conditions and answer your biggest questions on what leaders... Read More >>

WSHA Hosts 2019 Webinar Series for Preventing Falls and Fall-related Injuries

Falls with serious injury are consistently listed among the Top 10 Sentinel events reported to the Joint Commission Sentinel Event database. WSHA has planned an intensive 6-month learning series in 2019 designed specifically for hospitals to tackle fall and fall-with-injury rates. While extensive clinical research and evidence-based strategies in fall prevention exist, reducing falls with... Read More >>

WSHA Announces Learning Cohort for Medication Assisted Therapy

You are invited to join WSHA members in a learning cohort to facilitate improved treatment and outcomes for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the emergency department (ED), including adoption of OUD screening, buprenorphine initiation and rapid referral to long-term medication assisted therapy (MAT) providers. OUD is recognized as a chronic condition requiring evidence-based MAT. EDs–often... Read More >>

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) can also happen to children

Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff or CDI, is one of the most common causes of healthcare associated bacterial gastrointestinal infections in adults that can become life threatening. Additionally, over the past decade, there has been an increase of CDI among hospitalized children, especially those with diagnoses associated with immunosuppression or antibiotic administration. C.... Read More >>

Learning Collaborative 2019 Changes

In response to feedback from members, WSHA has made several significant changes to the structure of our training events in 2019. New name: WSHA has rebranded our training events as “Learning Collaboratives” to reflect aim of coming together to improve safety and quality at a regional level. The “Safe Table” name will be used solely... Read More >>

Darcy Jaffe joins WSHA as senior vice president for safety and quality

WSHA is thrilled to welcome Darcy Jaffe as the new senior vice president for safety and quality! Darcy will bring a collaborative, authentic approach to advancing safety and quality in our region, assisting our members in improving the health of the communities they serve. Darcy has a master’s degree in nursing and is an advanced... Read More >>

New state law adds requirements for treating mammography patients

On January 1st, a new state law went in to effect requiring providers to share breast density classification information with mammography patients. ... Read More >>

Court rules 340B cut unlawful

On Dec. 27, a federal judge ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’s) nearly 30-percent cut to Medicare payment rates for many hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program was unlawful. ... Read More >>

Overlake Medical Center expansion project aims to meet community need

Overlake Medical Center is continuing its five-year expansion project, called Project FutureCare. Started in 2018, Project FutureCare will position the hospital system to continue to best serve their constantly-growing community. ... Read More >>

WSHA raises concerns on 2nd pre-proposal rule changes to exempt employees

WSHA recently commented with concerns about the second pre-draft rules by the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) that would expand the class of workers who qualify for overtime pay. ... Read More >>

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