Using outer space for kidney treatments on Earth

UW Medicine, the UW School of Pharmacy and the Kidney Research Institute have partnered with the Seattle-based organ-on-a-chip company Nortis to develop the “kidney-on-a-chip,” which will be used in a research study on the International Space Station. A total of 24 chips will be sent into space, possibly as soon as next year.... Read More >>

Nominations are now open for WSHA’s 2017 awards!

Nominations are now open for WSHA’s Joe Hopkins Memorial Award and the Community Health Leadership Award, which will be presented at WSHA’s 85thAnnual Member Meeting Oct. 12 in Seattle.... Read More >>

10 Critical Access Hospitals receive long-term care grant

The U.S. Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) announced last week that a group of Washington’s frontier hospitals received a one-year grant for nearly $100,000 to develop a community-based, long-term care network. AWPHD and WSHA led the effort to pull the network together and pursue the grant.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 7/20/2017

Recent member news from the July 20, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Offering more trauma services where they are needed

To provide more care closer to home, Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake is working to become a Level 3 trauma center. The facility is currently a Level 4 trauma center, and to receive more advanced care at a Level 3 trauma center, patients currently need to travel more than 65 miles to either Wenatchee, the Tri-Cities or Spokane.... Read More >>

Rockwood Health System joins MultiCare Health System

MultiCare Health System welcomed Rockwood Health System’s Deaconess Hospital, Valley Hospital and Rockwood Clinic to its system July 1 with the closing of a purchase of the Spokane-based system. The expansion will add 3,600 employees to MultiCare. The acquisition converts Rockwood Health System to not-for-profit status.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member Interpath Laboratory!

Welcome WSHA’s newest affiliate member Interpath Laboratory! Interpath Laboratory is a full-service medical reference laboratory offering both clinical lab and anatomic pathology services to the medical communities of the Pacific Northwest. They are an independent, family owned organization focused on providing accurate and timely laboratory services. Their organization is designed to operate in partnership with their clients to deliver vital diagnostic information. ... Read More >>

Membership update: 7/13/2017

Ramona Hicks has been appointed Interim CEO at Coulee Medical Center.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 7/13/2017

Recent member news from the July 13, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Keeping your offsite locations safe and compliant from an OSHA perspective

Join us at noon Wednesday, July 19 for the first in a series of three webcasts aimed at helping you to formalize exposure control plans to promote OSHA compliance and develop a clear and complete approach to training staff for regulatory compliance. In the first webcast, Richard Best, Stericycle's Corporate Director of OSHA Compliance, will focus on OSHA standards, such as the blood-borne pathogens and hazard communication standards.... Read More >>

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