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WSHA video highlights options for care

If you or a loved one gets sick or injured, do you know the right place to go for care? Would your family and friends know how and when to choose between virtual care, a clinic visit, urgent care and the emergency room (ER)? One of WSHA’s major quality and safety initiatives is ER is for Emergencies, which works to help people seek care at the right location.... Read More >>

Connecting the community

To connect residents to care much closer to home, Ilwaco-based Ocean Beach Hospital opened its latest clinic in the peninsula community of Ocean Park. The hospital broke ground on the clinic last summer and held its grand opening in January. ... Read More >>

A new place for wellness and recovery

Recovering from illness, injury or surgery can be a challenge. At Klickitat Valley Health in Goldendale, a new facility is making the process easier, helping patients through rehabilitation and allowing them to transition to a general maintenance health and wellness routine, all in the same place.... Read More >>

Cancer research fund to be named after late Sen. Andy Hill

Washington State’s cancer research fund will be named the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment. ... Read More >>

WSHA in the news: Unnecessary medical care

WSHA was recently featured in news articles about unnecessary medical care, and the costs associated with them.... Read More >>

Get your red out this Friday

Nearly half a million American women will die this year from heart disease. It is the single highest killer of American women. But there is good news. According to the American Heart Association, more than 75 percent of these deaths may be prevented.... Read More >>

WA overdose notification system about to launch

There seems to be more headlines every day about the opioid epidemic, with Tom Petty now joining the list of public figures who have fallen victim to a fatal opioid overdose. A recent article from The New York Times followed a family for an entire year as they tried to help their son overcome addiction, facing constant worry, hope and chaos.... Read More >>

Art from a new perspective

Artwork can often be found lining hospital walls across Washington State, making the environment more soothing for patients and helping them on the road to recovery. A recent exhibit at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham offered a unique perspective that patients and visitors may not have expected.... Read More >>

Washington Healthplanfinder closes open enrollment with record 242,000 sign-ups

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced today that more than 242,000 customers signed up for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) through Washington Healthplanfinder by the close of open enrollment on Jan. 15 – an eight percent increase over the previous year.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member Quest Diagnostics!

Quest Diagnostics is a leading provider of diagnostic information services. Derived from the world’s largest database of clinical lab results, their diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. ... Read More >>

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