A time for healing and recovery

To better serve the men and women who have suffered traumatic brain injuries while serving our country, Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma launched the Madigan Intrepid Spirit Transitions (MIST) program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). The program is a six-week intensive outpatient group designed to treat the whole patient on the road to recovery.... Read More >>

Welcome WSHA’s newest member: Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital

On May 19 the WSHA Board of Trustees voted to approve the membership application of WSHA’s newest member, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital in Marysville. This 115-bed behavioral health hospital will provide specialized acute care for behavioral health and addiction treatment. It is scheduled to open this summer.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 5/25/2017

Membership updates from the May 25, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/25/2017

Recent member news from the May 25, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

From one Washington to the other

Last week, more than a dozen hospital executives traveled with Cassie, Claudia, Chelene, Wendy and I to Washington, D.C., for the American Hospital Association Annual Meeting. This is a terrific opportunity for WSHA staff and members to travel back east and connect with our peers and with elected officials. We were fortunate to spend time with members of Congress, who all gave us thoughtful time and attention. They are eager to stay connected to Washington State, and visitors from home are always welcome.... Read More >>

Growing into a new space

The pediatric rehabilitation program at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver opened 10 years ago with just a dozen patients. In the years since, the community’s need for the program has grown drastically, and the medical center’s Children’s Center now serves 550 local children each week, offering physical, occupational and speech therapy. Up until this April, the Children’s Center had the same amount of space to treat its first 12 patients as it did its current volume.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/18/17

Recent member news from the May 17, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Demonstrating community need for physicians

All organizations needs more providers, but quantifying this need in a way that satisfies regulatory bodies as well as existing medical staff can be challenging. Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins has released the white paper “Demonstrating Community Need for Physicians” to help hospital organizations understand what they need to know about this important piece of a successful recruiting program.... Read More >>

Thank you nurses for all you do

This week not only marks National Hospital Week, but it also marks National Nurses Week! We use this time each year as an opportunity to say thank you to all the dedicated nurses across our state, because they are central to our health care system. They work tremendously hard to care for us and our families, and help keep us healthy.... Read More >>

Room to grow, patients to care for

Ten years ago, EvergreenHealth built the eight-story Silver Tower on its Kirkland campus, opening the building with five completed floors and three shells ready to be used at a later date, in anticipation of increasing growth and community need. Now, the health system has taken advantage of much of the space it set aside, opening a Cardiovascular & Neurosurgical Care Unit in April.... Read More >>

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