National Rural Health Day recognizes importance of rural hospitals

Today is National Rural Health Day! This is a great chance to recognize the essential contributions our rural hospitals and clinics offer their communities throughout the year. In Washington State, rural hospitals deliver essential access to a variety of high-quality, community-driven care. ... Read More >>

Mason General Hospital welcomes new medical building

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics (MGH&FC) recently broke ground on a new medical office building. This addition will enable the hospital system to consolidate services in a central location and increase the number of patients served. ... Read More >>

Now recruiting: Hospital action teams to target multi-visit patients

WSHA is recruiting highly motivated teams willing to engage in an evidence-based, nationally successful readmissions program. We are honored to partner with Dr. Amy Boutwell, a nationally recognized thought leader in the field of reducing readmissions and improving care for multi-visit patients (MVPs). ... Read More >>

Coming soon: L&I’s second draft of pre-proposal rules governing exempt employees

WSHA is providing advance notice that the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) will release a revised version of the overtime employment rules that affect executive, administrative and professional (EAP) workers in Washington State by the end of November. L&I has scheduled three feedback sessions to obtain stakeholder input on the second pre-proposal draft rules. They will be held between November 27 and 29.... Read More >>

Updated resources for fulfilling the notice requirement for Parent-Initiated Treatment (PIT)

This week WSHA sent a bulletin regarding hospitals’ obligation to provide notice of all statutorily available treatment options for adolescents under the Parent-Initiated Treatment (PIT) pathway. The pathway refers to when parents/guardians bring a minor between the ages 13 and 18 in for mental health or substance use disorder (SUD) evaluation or treatment without the minor’s consent.... Read More >>

Membership update: 11/15/18

Membership update from the November 15, 2018 Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 11/15/2018

Recent member news from the November 15, 2018, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

What the 2018 election means for health care in Washington State

The 2018 midterm elections have now passed, changing the federal political landscape for health care. In Congress, the House of Representatives has shifted to Democratic control, though Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate. At the state level, Democrats appear to be expanding their majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member: Pioneer Human Services

Since being founded in 1963, Pioneer Human Services has expanded from a single halfway house to a robust non-profit operating a broad range of programs in nearly 60 locations across Washington.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member: Millwood Associates

Millwood Associates improve financial performance of health care organizations to ensure long-term continuity of their missions. ... Read More >>

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