Introducing the WSHA Governance Education Program

Beginning in 2019, WSHA is launching its Governance Education Program. This new service, offered exclusively for member CEOs and board members, will increase knowledge and understanding of hospital governance in Washington State, and assist CEOs and board leaders in assessing and enhancing board effectiveness.... Read More >>

WSHA analyzes state’s rural model

The Health Care Authority has begun to provide additional information for the 52 rural hospitals in Washington on its multi-payer proposal to revise Medicaid, Medicare and commercial payment. ... Read More >>

Save the date for WSHA’s Hospital Advocacy Day in Olympia Feb. 7

The 2019 state legislative session kicks off on Monday, Jan. 14, and we are excited to announce that we will host a Hospital Advocacy Day in Olympia Thursday, Feb. 7.... Read More >>

Join us Jan. 17 for the legislative session kickoff webcast

Join us for at noon Thursday, Jan. 17 for our state legislative session kickoff webcast. The webcast will cover what to expect during the 2019 legislative session, give an overview of WSHA’s legislative priorities and hot topics, and give you more information about Hospital Advocacy Day on Thursday, Feb. 7. ... Read More >>

WSHA’s Decision Support team has become WSHA Analytics

I’m excited to let you know that the Washington State Hospital Association’s Decision Support team has undergone a name change, becoming WSHA Data Analytics. ... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes new senior vice president for safety and quality

I am thrilled to welcome Darcy Jaffe to WSHA as our new senior vice president for safety and quality. Darcy will bring a collaborative, authentic approach to accomplishing WSHA’s shared goals and outcomes. I am excited to work with her in setting regional standards for safety and quality and assisting our members in improving the health of the communities they serve.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Darcy Jaffe as Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) welcomes its new senior vice president for safety and quality, Darcy Jaffe. Jaffe is an expert in behavioral health and a leader in identifying and advocating for issues at the intersection of public policy and health care quality. She will bring her wealth of knowledge to leading WSHA’s safety and quality department.... Read More >>

Gov. Inslee releases his comprehensive behavioral health plan

Today, Gov. Jay Inslee released a behavioral health plan for the state. This is a preview of his investments in behavioral health that will be in his proposed 2019-2021 budget, which will be released later in the week. WSHA has been very active in advocating for increased funding for behavioral health and developed a comprehensive 10-Point Behavioral Health Plan to highlight areas of need. We are pleased the governor proposes to fund all major budget items in WSHA’s 10-point plan.... Read More >>

WSHA responds to Gov. Inslee’s behavioral health plan

Gov. Jay Inslee has released his behavioral health plan as part of his proposed budget for the 2019-2021 biennium. WSHA released a statement on the behavioral health plan.... Read More >>

Now recruiting: Hospital action teams to target multi-visit patients

WSHA is recruiting highly motivated teams willing to engage in an evidence-based, nationally successful readmissions program. We are honored to partner with Dr. Amy Boutwell, a nationally recognized thought leader in the field of reducing readmissions and improving care for multi-visit patients (MVPs). ... Read More >>

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