Protect Our Patients and Communities with the Flu Vaccine

The Washington State Department of Health issued a notice to healthcare providers with important details about the flu vaccine. Information is below, with additional details here. ... Read More >>

The Toolkit from AHRQ for Fall and Pressure Injury Prevention

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has designed a toolkit to assist hospitals with the implementation of evidenced-based practices in both, fall and pressure injury prevention. The toolkits developed support health care facilities design, develop, operationalize and importantly, sustain an effective fall and pressure injury prevention program. The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA)... Read More >>

WSHA is moving away from using Survey Monkey to Collect PFE and RRT data

Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) to start using a data portal QBS for PFE and RRT quarterly measures... Read More >>

WA overdose notification system about to launch

There seems to be more headlines every day about the opioid epidemic, with Tom Petty now joining the list of public figures who have fallen victim to a fatal opioid overdose. A recent article from The New York Times followed a family for an entire year as they tried to help their son overcome addiction, facing constant worry, hope and chaos.... Read More >>

WSHA, WSMA’s Joint Opioid Safe Practices Task Force supports governor’s legislation

WSHA and the Washington State Medical Association’s Joint Opioid Safe Practices Task Force supports Gov. Inslee’s legislation (HB 2489 & SB 6150) aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic in Washington State.... Read More >>

FDA announces strategy to provide antibiotic, antifungal drug updates

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 13 announced a strategy to provide critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care providers... Read More >>

High-achieving hospital: EvergreenHealth – Readmissions

EvergreenHealth has been an outstanding performer in maintaining low readmission rates with no penalties from the Affordable Care Act Readmission Reduction Program for six years in a row. They have maintained very low readmission rates for patients with all payers.... Read More >>

Washington Poison Control Center launching third year of Hospital Fair Share program

The Washington Poison Control Center (WAPC) is launching the third year of its Hospital Fair Share program, which enables hospitals to direct community benefit funds to the poison center to help sustain their core services. ... Read More >>

Supporting Professional Development for Critical Access Hospital Staff

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Diabetes Management

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