National Rural Health Day recognizes importance of rural hospitals

Today is National Rural Health Day! This is a great chance to recognize the essential contributions our rural hospitals and clinics offer their communities throughout the year. In Washington State, rural hospitals deliver essential access to a variety of high-quality, community-driven care. ... Read More >>

Now recruiting: Hospital action teams to target multi-visit patients

WSHA is recruiting highly motivated teams willing to engage in an evidence-based, nationally successful readmissions program. We are honored to partner with Dr. Amy Boutwell, a nationally recognized thought leader in the field of reducing readmissions and improving care for multi-visit patients (MVPs). ... Read More >>

Washington hospitals receive grant to address opioid crisis

Rates of opioid use are increasing significantly, as is demand for public, primary and behavioral health care services in underserved rural communities. Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) and Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District #1 have both been awarded the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning Grant to address this issue.... Read More >>

AHA resources: United Against the Flu, open enrollment

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released toolkits for its United Against the Flu campaign and open enrollment, with sample messages to spread awareness through social media.... Read More >>

Washington, Oregon hospital groups combine safety in

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Ventilator infection prevention observation tool

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WSHA PSA Huddle now open to all Washington hospitals

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Now recruiting: hospital action teams to target multi-visit patients (MVPs)

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WSHA recruiting for CLABSI, CAUTI resource program

WSHA has partnered with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to offer the AHRQ Safety Program for Intensive Care Units: Preventing CLABSI and CAUTI. WSHA is recruiting participants for the program’s next cohort. ... Read More >>

WSHA, WSMA, HCA release initial results for Better Prescribing, Better Treatment for opioids

In late 2017, WSHA teamed up with the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to launch a new program known as “Better Prescribing, Better Treatment.” The program uses evidence-based best practices and offers access to prescribing data to reduce opioid overprescribing to Medicaid patients.... Read More >>

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