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Best Practices in Utilizing Agency Staff

From time to time all hospitals need access to supplemental staffing. When the need arises, how can you be sure you have the people in place when you need them? This educational webcast addresses best practices in the use of agency staff. ... Read More >>

Quality Benchmarking System data follow-up

To ensure data integrity and help WSHA better support hospitals in their quality improvement efforts, WSHA is in the process of developing a robust data submission follow-up process. WSHA staff have begun to reach out to hospitals missing more than three months of data on any measures reported in the Quality Benchmarking System (QBS) to... Read More >>

Medicare now makes up a much bigger chunk of Washington hospital payments

WSHA CEO Cassie Sauer is featured in this week’s Puget Sound Business Journal article on hospitals’ deepening dependency on Medicare. Article excerpt and link below. (note: PSBJ is a subscription publication)... Read More >>

Gauging interest in patient safety courses for potential discounts

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition is working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement-National Patient Safety Foundation and Duke Patient Safety Center to offer patient safety courses to their members. They are trying to gauge interest in offering these programs at a discount. The more who show interest, the greater the discount.... Read More >>

EvergreenHealth building new cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology suite

EvergreenHealth has started the first phase of construction on a new catheterization and interventional radiology suite, which is scheduled to open next year on the hospital’s Kirkland campus. The new suite adds capacity to better treat the growing community and allows providers to better treat cardiovascular disease, which remains the country’s top cause of death.... Read More >>

Annual Meeting, Governance Education Day registration to open Aug. 16

Registration for WSHA’s 2018 Annual Member Meeting and Governance Education Day — October 11 and 12, respectively, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront — will open Monday, August 13. The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is Innovative Leadership for Tomorrow’s Health Care.... Read More >>

Help us honor your hospital with WSHA awards!

We would like to honor your hospital’s leaders and programs! Now is the time to make nominations for WSHA’s annual awards, which will be presented at the Annual Member Meeting October 11 in Seattle. ... Read More >>

Membership updates: 7/26/18

Membership update from the July 26, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 7/26/2018

Recent member news from the July 26, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Changes to WSHA’s government affairs leadership

As we communicated to members this spring, WSHA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Chris Bandoli will leave his role at WSHA August 10, becoming a full-time lobbyist in Olympia. We are pleased to announce that Chelene Whiteaker, most recently WSHA’s Senior Director of Policy Development, will take over the position.... Read More >>

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