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WSHA, OAHHS partner to establish Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) have established the Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership. The new partnership combines health care quality and safety initiatives from both associations to serve all 169 hospitals and health systems in Washington state and Oregon, making health care safer for patients and caregivers in both states.... Read More >>

Community Health Leadership Award nominee spotlights : Summit Pacific Medical Center, UW Medicine

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 >>

WSHA, partners release toolkit for nurse staffing

WSHA and partners have released a toolkit for nurse staffing committees to ensure compliance with HB 1714: the 2017 nurse staffing law. All hospitals are required to have a nurse staffing committee, and significant portions of the new law take effect January 1. ... 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 >>

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 >>

Safe Deliveries Roadmap has a new look

WSHA’s Safe Deliveries Roadmap started in 2013 as a homegrown effort to promote evidence-based practices that lead to better obstetric health outcomes in Washington State. It has since grown to a multi-state program to improve care for women and babies at every stage: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. We are now thrilled to unveil new branding and icons for the Safe Deliveries Roadmap to reflect the way the program has grown and the scope of its work.... 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 >>

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 >>

UW to offer professional development course on workplace violence

The University of Washington will offer a professional development course on workplace violence with the Washington Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Spokane September 25.... Read More >>

Join the #BoldForBlood Challenge!

To combat the local blood shortage, WSHA member Bloodworks NW has introduced the #BoldForBlood Challenge to empower Bloodworks donors, supporters and employees to make a difference.... Read More >>

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