Public/private safe prescribing initiative results in significant reductions of Apple Health (Medicaid) opioid prescriptions

A public/private safe prescribing initiative launched in late 2017, called Better Prescribing, Better Treatment, has resulted in significant reductions in Apple Health (Medicaid) opioid prescriptions in less than a year, initiative partners announced today. The partners, the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and the Washington State Health Care Authority... Read More >>

WSHA honors hospitals for demonstrating community health leadership

Seven Washington hospitals or health systems receive WSHA’s Community Health Leadership Award The Washington State Hospital Association honored hospitals with awards recognizing their efforts to demonstrate community health leadership during the association’s Annual Member Meeting Oct. 11, 2018, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The Community Health Leadership Award is among the association’s highest honors awarded... Read More >>

WSHA presents Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn with Joe Hopkins Memorial Award

Mike Glenn joined Jefferson Healthcare as CEO in October 2010. With Jefferson Healthcare, Glenn guided a campus master plan and major capital improvement campaigns, created an environment that fosters community engagement and is responsive to community voices, and integrated behavioral health, substance abuse treatment and dental care into the primary care setting to provide whole-person care.... Read More >>

WSHA Annual Member Meeting to address innovative leadership for health care

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) will hold its Annual Member Meeting Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, showcasing educational programming from local leaders that will address innovative tactics for improving health care.... Read More >>

WSHA, OAHHS partner to establish Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) have established the Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership. The new partnership combines health care quality and safety initiatives from both associations to serve all 169 hospitals and health systems in Washington state and Oregon, making health care safer for patients and caregivers in both states.... Read More >>

Gov. Inslee proclaims April 16 Healthcare Decisions Day

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed April 16, 2018, as Healthcare Decisions Day in Washington. The day recognizes the need for and efforts to encourage individuals to discuss and record choices ahead of time regarding future medical treatment — known as advance care planning — and to have those wishes honored.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Rhonda Curry as Vice President, Membership and Communications

Following a nationwide search, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) is proud to announce Rhonda Curry will be joining the leadership team as Vice President for Membership and Communications.... Read More >>

WSHA and WSMA’s joint statement on governor’s opioid legislation

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Joint Opioid Safe Practices Task Force supports Gov. Inslee’s legislation (HB 2489 & SB 6150) aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic in Washington state.... Read More >>

Staying focused on health care in short legislative session

Keeping communities and patients at the center, the Washington State Hospital Association announced its legislative priorities for the 2018 legislative session.... Read More >>

WSHA: Senate tax bill’s proposed elimination of insurance mandate drives up costs for paying patients

"At some point in life, we all need intense medical care, and hospitals are there to provide it, whether or not you have health insurance. But if the insurance mandate goes away, more people will choose to be uninsured."... Read More >>

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