Rural Hospital Leadership Conference spotlight: Dr. Pritpal Tamber

Dr. Pritpal Tamber is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bridging Health & Community, a Washington State nonprofit dedicated to transforming how we approach health care to encompass things like safety, physical functioning, financial security and emotional security. Dr. Tamber will deliver the closing plenary at the Rural Hospital Leadership Conference in Chelan from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 28. His session at this year's event will focus on your role as leaders in shaping a value-based health system that reflects your community.... Read More >>

May 14-20: National Women’s Health Week

This week marks National Women’s Health Week, which is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health.... Read More >>

DBHR seeking participants for opioid treatment projects

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) has received a State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis Grant from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The total grant award is for $11.79 million for the time period of May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018. ... Read More >>

HHS updates ransomware guidance for health care organizations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Monday issued updated ransomware and cyber threat guidance for health care organizations. Ransomware attacks — a type of cyberattack in which the actors demand the payment of ransom to regain access to a victim’s data — were reported Friday by companies and organizations in more than 150 countries, including hospitals and other clinical services in England’s National Health Service.... Read More >>

New Resources for Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care: May 17, 2017

Washington State has a unique opportunity to accelerate integration of behavioral health into primary care practices. The state has been awarded a Medicaid demonstration project to transform clinical care with up front resources available to providers to build capacity and change clinical work flows. This webinar focused on the two options for evidence-based integrated behavioral health that are outlined in Project 2A of the Medicaid Transformation Toolkit.... Read More >>

Webcast May 23: Capital update, state and federal action on health care

WSHA will host a webcast from 12-1 p.m. May 23 detailing the latest legislative action taking place at the federal and state level, as the American Health Care Act is on its way to the Senate in Washington, D.C., and the cycle of special sessions has begun in Olympia. ... Read More >>

Rural Hospital Leadership Registration prices to increase soon

Registration is open for WSHA and AWPHD’s Rural Hospital Leadership Conference at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan June 25-28. Be sure to register soon, because prices will go up on June 1!... Read More >>

WSHA to host behavioral health integration webcast

WSHA will host a webcast on from 12-1:30 p.m. May 17 highlighting new resources for behavioral health integration into primary care. This webinar will focus on the two options for evidence-based integrated behavioral health that are outlined in Project 2A of the Medicaid Transformation Toolkit.... Read More >>

CareLearning Celebrates 17 Years of providing education to health care organizations

CareLearning is a non-profit online education company designed to help health care organizations meet their educational needs. It is operated by WSHA, along with 40 other state hospital associations.... Read More >>

LEAD Academy Seattle is filling up fast!

There is still time to register for Washington Hospital Services popular LEAD Academy. This 12-module six-day training takes place in-person over the course of six months. It’s aimed at providing new leaders with the skills they need to be successful.... Read More >>

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