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WSHA presents Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis with Joe Hopkins Memorial Award

The Washington State Hospital Association presented Eric Lewis, CEO of Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, with the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award during the association’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 12, 2017, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The award recognizes Lewis’ leadership in his community and his strong advocacy for a better health care system for all Washington state residents.... Read More >>

WSHA honors hospitals with awards for demonstrating community health leadership

The Washington State Hospital Association honored hospitals with awards recognizing their efforts to demonstrate community health leadership during the association’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 12, 2017, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The Community Health Leadership Award is among the association’s highest honors awarded to health care organizations in Washington state.... Read More >>

Making the equity pledge

One of our core beliefs as an organization is that everybody in our state should have access to the right care, at the right place, at the right time, and that everybody should be able to enjoy equally positive health outcomes. Just like caregivers will treat anyone who walks into the ER, we want access and positive outcomes to transcend all demographic distinctions across Washington State.... Read More >>

Offering spiritual care

Caring for the whole patient often means caring for a patient’s spiritual needs. At Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee — where about a third of the patients are American Indian — various practical reasons kept many patients from being able to take part in spiritual practices such as cleansing ceremonies inside the walls of the hospital. While drumming and singing had been done quietly in the hospital, practices such as smudging the air with the smoke of sweetgrass was unable to take place inside.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member: Parker, Smith & Feek

Welcome WSHA’s newest affiliate member Parker, Smith & Feek! Parker, Smith & Feek’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Group focuses on segments within the health care and biomedical industries. They collaborate with health care organizations and providers to identify areas of risk and assist in facilitating solutions to meet risk financing needs.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 10/12/2017

Membership updates from the October 12, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/12/2017

Recent member news from the October 12, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Providence St. Peter: No One Dies Alone

No One Dies Alone (NODA) consists of caring volunteers, many of whom double as hospital employees, who generously donate their time and presence to provide bedside companionship to dying patients who would otherwise be alone during the end of their lives. These thoughtful, respectful volunteers are often referred to as the hospital’s “compassionate companions” due to the comfort they bring to patients in their last hours and moments of life.... Read More >>

Peace Island: Integrated Care

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is a rural Critical Access Hospital that created an integrated behavioral health care program in response to its community health needs assessment.... Read More >>

Providence Sacred Heart: Respite Care for the Homeless

About 5 percent of people who are seen in the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Emergency Department are homeless. When leaving the hospital after an illness or an injury, individuals are typically still healing and they need rest, comfort and follow-up care. Those who are homeless have nowhere to go.... Read More >>

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