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MultiCare Covington opens doors to inpatient hospital

MultiCare Health System opened the doors to its new inpatient hospital at Covington Medical Center on April 24. ... Read More >>

Take advantage of early bird registration for rural conference

Register now for WSHA and AWPHD's 42nd annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference at Campbell's Resort in Chelan June 24-27! ... Read More >>

Join us for the #123forEquity training symposium May 2

Renowned speaker and international expert Dr. Joseph Betancourt will lead a training symposium May 2 to help hospitals implement the #123forEquity pledge goals, with practical solutions and next steps. ... Read More >>

Join us for the 2018 Critical Access Hospital CFO Summit May 22

Join WSHA for the 2018 Critical Access Hospital CFO Summit in Spokane May 22. The summit — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — is designed to bring CFOs up to speed on the latest policy initiatives impacting critical access hospitals. ... Read More >>

Washington Health Benefit Exchange lowers carrier assessment rate by 55 percent

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced April 19 that it is lowering its carrier assessment rate by 55 percent, from $7.46 to $3.36 per member per month, on all 2019 health plans purchased through Washington Healthplanfinder. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/26/2018

Recent member news from the April 26, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

State Supreme Court directs certification of class action on missed nurse rest breaks

The Washington State Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling in Chavez v. Our Lady of Lourdes, certifying class action against Lourdes Medical Center for lost wages due to do missed nurse rest breaks. WSHA submitted an amicus brief in support of the hospital’s position, and the precedent the case sets is concerning for all Washington hospitals.... Read More >>

Feeling blessed for our health care system

I spent last week on a medical mission in Nicaragua with my family and a team of providers, offering medical care to residents of several villages near our home base in San Ramon. It's been an annual tradition for us for the last five years, and a rewarding way to give back using my abilities as a nurse. ... Read More >>

Odessa Memorial gives UW students a taste of rural health care for spring break

For many, the best way to really see what a career is like and whether it would be a good fit is to do a job shadow. For more than a decade, Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center has offered this experience to UW students interested in health care through the UW Health Care Alternative Spring Break.... Read More >>

WSHA in the news: Modern Healthcare

WSHA was recently featured in an article in Modern Healthcare! Our initiative launched in 2012 to help hospitals share information with one another — initially to create a standard set of practices to lower the frequency of unnecessary visits — has served as the basis for other programs across the country. ... Read More >>

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