Hospital Advocacy Day 2019 brings voices of health care leaders to Olympia

The first annual WSHA Hospital Advocacy Day was an amazing opportunity to see the impact that our members can have on their legislators. WSHA members spent the day advocating passionately on behalf of their organizations and communities. Over the course of the day, about 75 hospital leaders conducted 80 different legislative visits. Legislative officials representing... Read More >>

Virginia Mason Bailey-Boushay House emergency shelter program continues in 2019

Homeless shelters are intended to be safe places where people experiencing homelessness can sleep away from the cold. Unfortunately, they can sometimes be intimidating or threatening spaces, especially for LGBTQ individuals and individuals with HIV. ... Read More >>

Attract quality candidates with WSHA’s HospitalCareers platform

Washington Hospital Services’ Industry Partner HospitalCareers is a leading career destination site in the health care industry. ... Read More >>

Department of Health issues 2019 PCI need projection – certificate of need applications due Feb. 28

The Washington State Department of Health has posted the 2019 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) numeric need projections. ... Read More >>

Department of Health reschedules charity care rules workshop meeting date to March 5

Changes to Washington State’s charity care rules are extremally important to WSHA and our member hospitals. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 2/14/2019

Recent member news from the Feb. 14, 2019, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: WSHA’s nurse staffing bill to get hearing this week

Thank you all who joined WSHA’s hospital advocacy day last week! We had a great turnout with about 75 hospital leaders joining us for about 80 legislative visits. This week is a busy week in Olympia with many bills of interest up for hearings. This is also a first for many of us at WSHA – multiple hearings have been cancelled and rescheduled due to snow. The legislature is known for powering through regardless of weather conditions. ... Read More >>

Containing Washington State’s measles outbreak

Containing a measles outbreak takes a whole community response, led by governmental public health. It usually starts with an attentive health care provider quickly identifying and reporting a suspected measles case to their local health department.... Read More >>

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance offers fertility resources for cancer patients

This past October, SCCA launched a new Oncoreproductive Clinic to provide fertility and reproductive health support, resources and services for newly diagnosed patients. ... Read More >>

Congressional delegation submits letter addressing rural health care to CMS

In developing new models for delivering health care services in rural areas, federal officials should “take into account Washington State’s unique health care delivery system, geography and the specific needs of our rural hospitals and the residents they serve,” members of the Washington congressional delegation wrote this week to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma.... Read More >>

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