WSHA Raises Concerns on Pre-Proposal Rule Changes to Exempt Employees

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

CMS Finalizes Outpatient Hospital Rule Implementing Site Neutral Clinic Cuts

Last week, CMS finalized its outpatient hospital payment rule to apply site-neutral cuts to office visit services at grandfathered off-campus hospital-based clinic locations.... Read More >>

53 Hospitals Complete SFY 2019 DSH Applications

With WSHA’s help, 53 hospitals successfully completed applications making them eligible for consideration for federally matched Medicaid Disproportional Share Hospital (DSH) funding for state fiscal year 2019.... Read More >>

Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis will chair WSHA Board

Seattle — Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis has been elected Board Chair of the Washington State Hospital Association. As chair, Lewis will preside over the Board of Trustees and help lead the hospital association’s work for the coming year. “Eric has been involved as a leader with WSHA in numerous capacities, and we are... Read More >>

Take the pledge to protect the 340B program and help protect access to lifesaving drugs

The 340B drug discount program has been helping expand access to life-saving prescription drugs and other drug treatments for more than 25 years. However, the program is in danger, and WSHA and AHA are now asking you for your help to combat the negative perceptions the pharmaceutical industry has promoted.... Read More >>

Providence Health Care opens intensive outpatient behavioral health program

To help address Eastern Washington’s continuing need for behavioral health care, Providence Health Care has opened RISE, an outpatient behavioral health program for adults and adolescents. As a day program, RISE — which stands for Resources, Insight, Support and Empowerment — allows patients to return home at the end of the day to continue building family and community relationships.... Read More >>

Get your flu vaccine to save lives

Remember to get your flu vaccine! Getting your flu vaccine is not just the best way to protect yourself from getting sick, but it is also a way to protect vulnerable members of our community. The very young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems can be unsuitable for vaccinations. By getting vaccinated, you can literally save the lives of those who cannot protect themselves from the flu.... Read More >>

WSHA recruiting for CLABSI, CAUTI resource program

WSHA has partnered with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to offer the AHRQ Safety Program for Intensive Care Units: Preventing CLABSI and CAUTI. WSHA is recruiting participants for the program’s next cohort. ... Read More >>

Washington Poison Center launches 2019 Hospital Fair Share program

The Washington Poison Center will soon launch its 2019 Hospital Fair Share program, requesting individual hospitals and health care systems in Washington State make an annual community benefit investment, which helps fund continued access to emergency poison control services for their institutions.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/25/18

Recent member news from the October 25, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

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