First cutoff of session, more work to do

Friday marked the first cutoff in this year’s legislative session, with all bills needing to be voted out of their original policy committees to move forward, with the exception of those needed to implement the state budget. ... Read More >>

A new place for wellness and recovery

Recovering from illness, injury or surgery can be a challenge. At Klickitat Valley Health in Goldendale, a new facility is making the process easier, helping patients through rehabilitation and allowing them to transition to a general maintenance health and wellness routine, all in the same place.... Read More >>

ER is for Emergencies video available to share

WSHA has produced a short animated video highlighting the ER is for Emergencies program, which can be helpful this flu season when hospitals are seeing high volumes of patients suffering from the flu.... Read More >>

WSHA to co-host repeat webinar on Ricky’s Law (HB 1713)

WSHA and the Department of Social and Health Services hosted a webinar January 30 about the new requirements under Ricky’s Law (HB 1713). For those who missed it, WSHA will host the same webinar from 12 – 1 p.m. ... Read More >>

Waiver to prescribe treatment for opioid abuse

Addressing the opioid epidemic is one of WSHA’s top legislative and patient safety priorities. Together with our state’s Accountable Communities of Health, we worked to develop a template to expand access to treatment for opioid abuse in emergency departments, which is often the first point of treatment for those battling addiction. ... Read More >>

American Heart Month is also for maternity patients

WSHA’s Safe Deliveries Roadmap team recently launched a project called “Maternity Watch,” which uses a tool to improve early identification for obstetric complications. After a patient has screened positive, there are guidelines on four algorithms of focus: sepsis, hypertension, hemorrhage and cardiopulmonary. ... Read More >>

Cancer research fund to be named after late Sen. Andy Hill

Washington State’s cancer research fund will be named the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment. ... Read More >>

WSHA in the news: Unnecessary medical care

WSHA was recently featured in news articles about unnecessary medical care, and the costs associated with them.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 2/8/2018

Congratulations to the following individuals for taking on new roles with WSHA member hospitals and health systems!... Read More >>

Recent member news: 2/8/2018

Recent member news from the February 8, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

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