Community Health Leadership Award nominee spotlight 2018: MultiCare Health System

Through October 4, Weekly Report will profile the nominees for this year’s Community Health Leadership Award, which will be given out at the Annual Meeting October 11 in Seattle. ... Read More >>

Virginia Mason: Leading the way in reducing readmissions

Virginia Mason is leading change by ensuring patient voices are heard, especially following a readmission. Like other WSHA member hospitals, Virginia Mason recognizes the importance of safe transitions to home or other medical sites in reducing unnecessary readmissions.... Read More >>

WSHA Annual Meeting speaker spotlight: Scott D. Ramsey, MD, PhD

Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD, is a general internist and one of the few health economists in the nation. He directs Seattle’s Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research and is a professor in the schools of medicine and pharmacy at the University of Washington.... Read More >>

SCCM and ACEP release joint statement about Surviving Sepsis Campaign Hour-1 bundle

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) acknowledge concerns expressed about the recently released Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) Hour-1 bundle and the appropriateness of implementation in the United States. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 9/13/2018

Recent member news from the September 13, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Sharps management service reduces hospitals’ carbon footprint

A new report from Stericycle shows that its sharps management program helped hospitals keep more than a million pounds of plastic and 89,000 pounds of cardboard out of landfills in 2017. The program also saved emissions of more than 600,000 pounds of carbon dioxide... Read More >>

Harborview working with partners to offer health care in supportive housing

As the cost of living in Seattle continues to rise, more and more residents are being forced into homelessness. Once experiencing homelessness, other needs — such as finding proper health care — can often become a lesser priority than the daily struggle of finding a safe space to sleep.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 9/6/2018

Recent member news from the September 6, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Opioid overdose pilot program designed to save lives

August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, is an opportunity to remember those who have been affected by overdoses as well as offer education about how to prevent or reverse overdoses. Approximately 700 people die from overdoses in Washington State each year. This tragic loss of life impacts all aspects of our community, and it is something we can stop.... Read More >>

MultiCare Deaconess adds family room to help parents stay near NICU

For parents with children in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), leaving the hospital can be incredibly difficult. Thanks to a new family room just steps away from the NICU at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, some families will not need to endure this difficult experience each day. ... Read More >>

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