Review shows family practice physician compensation continuing to rise

Family practice physicians topped the list of most requested recruiting assignments for the 12th consecutive year, according to Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives. The average starting salary for family medicine doctors was also the highest amount ever recorded in the review, at $241,000.... Read More >>

High-profile suicides bring topic to the front page

The recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have brought the topic of suicide back to the forefront of American culture. These two celebrities were beloved by many, and their deaths came as a shock to those who were unaware of their personal struggles. Sadly, they are not alone in facing mental health challenges that led them to take their own lives.... Read More >>

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 >>

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