Partnership for Patients 2.0 — Sign Up Now

Partnership for Patients 2.0 – Sign Up Now Hospitals around the nation are embracing the continuation of our journey toward safety. The WSHA Patient Safety Committee stated: It is imperative to continue with Partnership for Patients. We are not done! Safety is what we are about. It is not a fad. The members of the... Read More >>

Deadline Approaches for the Medicaid Quality Incentive

Deadline Approaches for the Medicaid Quality Incentive February 15, 2015 is the deadline for the data submission for PPS hospitals to qualify for increased payments through the Medicaid Quality Incentive and for non PPS hospitalls to potentially receive recognition. The program was created by the Hospital Safety Net Assessment legislation and gives PPS hospitals the... Read More >>

WSHA’s Partnership for Patients Efforts Receive National Kudos

Our members always strive to give their patients the best care possible. But three years ago the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) challenged U.S hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and hospital readmissions by 20 percent by December 2014.   Ninety-seven WSHA hospitals joined the initiative and pledged to work together to... Read More >>

Leading Quality and Safety

Using Antibiotics Wisely– Best Weapon in the Fight Against “Super Bugs” Healthcare providers work hard to prevent the spread of serious bacterial illnesses through diligent hand hygiene, isolation of infected patients, and cleaning of the environment. However, these measures can only go so far. The most effective way to stop the emergence of life threatening... Read More >>

Leading Quality and Safety

WSHA Partnership for Patients Reduces Number of Women in ICU for Preeclampsia by 76.6% Recent data shows that since the first quarter of 2012 the number of women admitted to Washington hospital ICUs for preeclampsia decreased by 76.6%. Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and large amounts of protein in... Read More >>

Hospital Disparity Efforts to be Highlighted

African American patients may have a higher rate of hospital-acquired conditions than white patients, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Although the data is preliminary and not adjusted for factors such as age and chronic diseases, it speaks to the reality that there is a disparity in health care across cultural, racial, and... Read More >>

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