Nominations due Aug. 23 for WSHA’s Community Health Leadership Award

Registration is now open for WSHA’s Annual Meeting in October, which also means it’s time to make nominations for WSHA’s 2018 Community Health Leadership Award, which will be given out at the Annual Meeting October 11 in Seattle.... Read More >>

Teachers become the students in Fred Hutch’s Science Education Partnership

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle is best known for its cancer research and treatment, but it also offers a program that allows local educators to harness some of that knowledge and bring it back to share with their students. Through the program — the Science Education Partnership (SEP) — about two-dozen secondary school science teachers from across the state spend three weeks at Fred Hutch, learning new techniques in a teaching lab and getting paired with an ongoing research project in a scientist’s lab.... Read More >>

InsMed offers physicians and executives help in protecting income

Health care organizations have a new option for providing physicians access to long-term supplemental disability insurance at a reduced cost through WSHA Industry Partner InsMed. Institutions with more than 75 employed physicians can offer their physicians individual disability insurance to supplement their current group coverage.... Read More >>

Newsletter helps keep members up to date in billing and coding

Looking to keep up on the latest changes in payment and coding? Sign up for the PARA HealthCare Analytics weekly newsletter. Recent issues have covered topics including billing for point-of-care testing and updates on OPPS and HCPCS. ... Read More >>

Legacy Salmon Creek opens breast center

To give those in the Vancouver community a place of refuge during a difficult time, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center early this year opened the new Douglas and Heather Greene Legacy Breast Health Center, which combines the medical center’s existing breast health services and expands the services offered.... Read More >>

Washington Hospital Services’ Peer Review program available for rural health clinic reviews

In addition to offering peer review services to rural hospitals, Washington Hospital Services’ Health Care Quality Services (WHS-HQS) also provides peer review to rural health clinics, whether hospital-based or free standing.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 8/9/2018

Membership updates from the August 8, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 8/9/18

Recent member news from the August 9, 2018 Weekly Report.... 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 >>

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