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 >>

Join WSHA in recognizing importance of National Handwashing Awareness Week

This week, I invite you to join me in recognizing one of the most effective, yet often overlooked, methods of preventing the spread of germs – handwashing. National Handwashing Awareness Week (Dec. 2 – 8) is a good time to revisit handwashing and how it can impact Washington patients and staff.... Read More >>

Points of contact and advice for hospitals during surge issues

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with WSHA, would like to offer hospitals a reminder regarding best practices and points of contact during challenges connected to a disaster or medical surge event. DOH is prepared to offer hospitals assistance regarding capacity and regulatory issues if such an event occurs.... Read More >>

Partner with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange to raise awareness about open enrollment

The deadline for open enrollment is now less than two weeks away, and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange is welcoming collaboration in a final awareness campaign. The exchange has launched #GetCoveredWA, with the goal of getting all Washingtonians to finalize coverage for 2019 by Dec. 15, including health and dental plans.... Read More >>

There’s still time left to support the PAC!

We are in the final stretch of our 2018 Political Action Committee (PAC) campaign – and need your help to cross the finish line. To date, we have raised $225,000 toward our $300,000 goal. We are hoping this final push will help us reach our goal and close out the year.... Read More >>

Celebrate National Influenza Week with us by getting your flu shot

It’s not too late to get your flu shot! Join WSHA in celebrating National Influenza Week by getting your flu shot today. Maybe you’ve been vaccinated this season already? You can still participate by helping us promote flu vaccination activities this week utilizing these promotional tools and materials in your organization.... Read More >>

12/12 Webinar on nurse staffing committee best practices

Join WSHA and nursing leaders and staff from Harborview, Virginia Mason and Samaritan Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 12-1pm for an important discussion on nurse staffing committee best practices.... Read More >>

Webinar 12/19 on supportive housing for high-risk patients – how to partner, returns on investments

Join WSHA, the Health Care Authority and the Technical Assistance Collaborative from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 for a webinar on how hospitals can further engage on efforts to back permanent supportive housing.... Read More >>

Social impediments to health pervasive, Washington physicians say

Eighty-eight percent of physicians nationally indicate many of their patients are affected by social conditions posing a serious impediment to their health. Among Washington physicians, the number is 91 percent. This is one key finding of a survey of 8,772 physicians commissioned by The Physicians Foundation and conducted by Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm.... Read More >>

Class Action Capital webinar: $6 billion class action settlement refund opportunity

Washington Hospital Services industry partner Class Action Capital has informed WHS of additional class action settlement refunds for which WSHA members may be eligible. This is not participation in a lawsuit but submitting and managing a confidential claim to obtain a share of settlements that have already been approved for distribution. ... Read More >>

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