Welcome new affiliate member Interpath Laboratory!

Welcome WSHA’s newest affiliate member Interpath Laboratory! Interpath Laboratory is a full-service medical reference laboratory offering both clinical lab and anatomic pathology services to the medical communities of the Pacific Northwest. They are an independent, family owned organization focused on providing accurate and timely laboratory services. Their organization is designed to operate in partnership with their clients to deliver vital diagnostic information. ... Read More >>

Membership update: 7/13/2017

Ramona Hicks has been appointed Interim CEO at Coulee Medical Center.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 7/13/2017

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

Keeping your offsite locations safe and compliant from an OSHA perspective

Join us at noon Wednesday, July 19 for the first in a series of three webcasts aimed at helping you to formalize exposure control plans to promote OSHA compliance and develop a clear and complete approach to training staff for regulatory compliance. In the first webcast, Richard Best, Stericycle's Corporate Director of OSHA Compliance, will focus on OSHA standards, such as the blood-borne pathogens and hazard communication standards.... Read More >>

Partnering with physicians to stop opioid abuse

Cordant Health is making major progress in keeping prescription opioids off the streets. In fact, last month alone, they prevented the diversion of more than 8,800 pills. Cordant offers a closed-loop solution for opioid prescriptions, incorporating both medication dispensing and laboratory work to provide better data for prescribing and patient compliance, maintaining controls through the entire process.... Read More >>

DHS issues update on federal efforts to strengthen cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security released on July 7 an initial update on efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure, including hospitals and health systems, as required by the president’s May executive order. With respect to critical infrastructure, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration is accepting stakeholder comments through July 28 on actions that could be taken to address the threat of automated attacks, such as botnets.... Read More >>

Financial Reporting Requirements for Medicaid Quality Incentive Program

The purpose of this bulletin is to make hospitals aware of financial reporting requirements now tied to the Medicaid Quality Incentive Program (MQIP).... Read More >>

2017 Legislative Changes to Nurse Staffing Committee Requirements

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform you about 2017 legislative changes to nurse staffing committee requirements and provide resources to help ensure compliance and success under the new law.... Read More >>

State budget passed, and it’s good for health care

On Friday, the legislature avoided a partial state government shutdown by mere hours by agreeing on a $43 billion operating budget.... Read More >>

WSHA comes out strong on federal health care reform

It was a relief that the Senate decided not to push for a pre-recess vote on their health care reform bill, but for now, it’s only a delay.... Read More >>

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