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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 >>

Join us for charity care webinar June 22 or 29

WSHA was instrumental in passing 2018 legislation that clarifies aspects of state charity care law. WSHA will host repeat webinars from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 22 and 29 to update members on upcoming changes to the law, steps hospitals need to take to comply with the new requirements and resources available to help members meet new obligations. New state law requirements go into effect October 1.... Read More >>

Rural Hospital Leadership sponsor spotlight: Incyte Diagnostics

Incyte Diagnostics helps hospitals focus on clinical compliance, excellence. Incyte Diagnostics has partnered with hospitals in the Pacific Northwest for more than 58 years to provide anatomic pathology services and clinical laboratory medical directorships. Incyte recently developed a program to further support your current clinical laboratory by providing additional foundation and structure to your laboratory leadership. ... Read More >>

Membership updates: 6/7/2018

Membership updates from the June 7, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 6/7/2018

Recent member news for the June 7, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Cascade Valley Hospital launches midwife program

Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington, part of Skagit Regional Health, launched a midwife program in December, giving patients an alternative to traditional obstetrician-based birthing while remaining in the hospital. A midwife birth is “in between the very medicalized kind of care and the kind of home birth that some women might choose,” says Skagit Regional Health nurse-midwife Cindy Beske.... Read More >>

Membership update: 5/31/2018

Membership Update from the May 31st Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent Member news: 5/31/2018

Recent member news: 5/31/2018... Read More >>

New rehab center at PeaceHealth Southwest will include car for mobility practice

On March 28, a Kia Soul was placed on the third-floor patio of the Benjamin H. McGough, MD, Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The Kia, donated by Vancouver’s Dick Hannah Dealerships, will aid PeaceHealth rehabilitation therapists in training patients dealing with newly-acquired functional impairments to safely exit and enter a vehicle.... Read More >>

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