Providence Health Care introduces K9 security program

Providence Health Care is launching the first K9 security program in a Washington hospital. The program is part of an ongoing workplace violence protection effort by the health system.... Read More >>

Introducing the WSHA Governance Education Program

Beginning in 2019, WSHA is launching its Governance Education Program. This new service, offered exclusively for member CEOs and board members, will increase knowledge and understanding of hospital governance in Washington State, and assist CEOs and board leaders in assessing and enhancing board effectiveness.... Read More >>

WSHA analyzes state’s rural model

The Health Care Authority has begun to provide additional information for the 52 rural hospitals in Washington on its multi-payer proposal to revise Medicaid, Medicare and commercial payment. ... Read More >>

Statewide trainings available for sexual assault nurse examiners

The Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress is offering several trainings across the state for sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs). ... Read More >>

Upcoming training – Medicare Learning Network: New Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies

The Medicare Learning Network (MLN) will host a public training event on CMS Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies on Thursday, February 14th from 10:30-12:00pm PST. ... Read More >>

Reminder on timely submission of newborn screening specimens

The State Laboratory has shared a reminder to hospitals that the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct may affect transit times for newborn screening specimens. ... Read More >>

Membership update: 1/17/2019

PeaceHealth hired Karen Santangelo as the new chief development officer. Welcome Karen!... Read More >>

Recent member news: 1/17/2019

Recent member news from the January 16, 2019, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

WSHA releases its January 2019 state regulatory issues update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its January 2019 state regulatory update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage. Members will find a comprehensive view of state rulemaking activities that affect them.... Read More >>

PeaceHealth introduces telesitter program to protect patients

This fall, PeaceHealth launched a new nursing intervention system – the AvaSys Telesitter program. The telesitter system assists hospital staff in best providing patients with quality and expert care. Using the program, staff can prevent patient accidents such as falls and injuries, as well as conduct near-instant responses when incidents do occur. ... Read More >>

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