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Medicaid demonstration underway; ACHs forming project committees that need provider input

Over the next five years, the state Health Care Authority will be distributing up to $1.1 billion through the Heathier Washington demonstration. By the end of this year, the Authority has initially indicated it will distribute up to $240 million statewide to jump start this work. Most of the dollars will flow to providers that participate in approved projects through their ACH. The ACHs are forming committees and groups now that will make key decisions on the local projects that will drive this funding.... Read More >>

Rural Hospital Leadership Conference 2017: Engaged Leaders, Thriving Communities

It still feels like winter in most of Washington State, but we’re already gearing up for our 41st Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference June 25-28 at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan! Registration is now open.... Read More >>

Remodeling to meet the need

Leaders at East Adams Rural Hospital in Ritzville started talking about remodeling the hospital 20 years ago. The building, originally constructed in 1952, was out of date, in need of a new electrical system and a fire sprinkler system for safety. Plus, it was built using asbestos, which is now known to be highly dangerous if inhaled.... Read More >>

From Inside Olympia: Budget bills, policy bills still alive

The state House and Senate have now passed their respective budgets. WSHA supports the spending plans of both the House and Senate, both of which put important resources into health care, most prominently making improvements to the behavioral health system.... Read More >>

Walla Walla General to join Providence St. Mary, Providence Health & Services

Providence St. Mary Medical Center and Walla Walla General Hospital this week announced a coming collaboration. This summer, most likely in early July, the two hospitals will become one entity, under a move being called a “transfer of membership.” Through the merge, Walla Walla General will cease to be a member of Adventist Health and will become a member of Providence Health & Services.... Read More >>

Membership update: 4/6/2017

Membership update from the April 6, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member: KDF Architecture

Welcome new affiliate member KDF Architecture! KDF Architecture is an award-winning design firm that is committed to providing great design. Working in both the Pacific Northwest and internationally, KDF excels in health care, cultural education and residential projects.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/6/2017

Recent member news from the April 6, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Speaking a patient’s language: A telemedical perspective

Does your patient understand what you’re saying? In the traditional clinical setting, providers can read body language and non-verbal cues to help understand when communication has broken down. What happens then during a virtual encounter when some of these tools are no longer available?... Read More >>

House and Senate approve their respective budgets: no cuts, health initiatives funded

The Washington State House and Senate have now each passed their respective budgets. WSHA supports the spending plans of both the House and Senate, both of which put important resources into health care, most prominently making improvements to the behavioral health system.... Read More >>

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