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Lake Chelan Community Hospital partners for rural residency program

Like many rural communities, Chelan is facing a shortage of providers to care for residents. To address this, Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics will partner with the University of Washington and Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH) to offer a rural residency program in town. The program is scheduled to begin in August 2020 with two residents, though that number will double in size the second year, reaching its full capacity.... Read More >>

Rural Hospital Leadership Conference diamond sponsor spotlight: LifeNet Health

As the sole full-service tissue bank for hospitals in the Pacific Northwest, LifeNet Health recovers, processes and distributes tissue for transplantation, medical research and education throughout the community.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 6/21/18

Membership updates from the June 21, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 6/21/18

Recent member news from the June 21, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Jefferson Healthcare opens dental clinic to care for underinsured patients

Access to dental care can be a challenge for many uninsured or underinsured Washington residents, as most dentists do not accept patients with Medicaid. In east Jefferson County, where there are 9,000 uninsured or underinsured residents, the percentage of Medicaid patients who receive dental care is one of the lowest in the state. To fill in this gap in care, Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend is participating in a pilot program that will bring a dental clinic to the area for these residents.... Read More >>

Rural Hospital Leadership Conference sponsor spotlight: AthenaHealth

AthenaHealth partners with hospital and ambulatory clients to drive clinical and financial results. They offer medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination and population health services. They combine insights from their network of 110,000 providers and 102 million patients with deep industry knowledge, performing administrative work at scale. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 6/14/18

Recent member news for the June 14, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Time running out to take advantage of complimentary assessments

WSHA members have until June 30 to take advantage of two complimentary assessments offered by PARA HealthCare Analytics. Several members have already benefited from the Charge Master Assessment and the Managed Care Remit Assessment. ... Read More >>

Olympic Medical Center teams up to give free wigs to women, kids fighting cancer

Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles has teamed up with the American Cancer Society and Port Angeles’ Studio 121 School of Cosmetology and The Hair School to provide free wigs to local women and children fighting cancer who have lost their hair during treatment. They work together as part of a national campaign by Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which creates and gives brand new wigs made from donated hair. ... Read More >>

Washington State participates in State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals

Washington was one of nine states to have representatives attend the State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals in Baltimore May 30.... Read More >>

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