WSHA presents Providence Mount Carmel Hospital with Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award

Congratulations to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville for winning WSHA’s 2022 Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award for its falls reduction program!... Read More >>

June 1 Learning Collaborative to focus on diagnostic excellence and hospital employee wellbeing

The June 1 WSHA Quality Leader Learning Collaborative will bring together quality leaders, nursing leadership and medical leadership from hospitals in Washington and Oregon. This free conference will be offered in-person at the SeaTac Conference Center, with a virtual option for those who are unable to travel... Read More >>

WSHA to host Virtual Falls Prevention and Harm Reduction DELTA Day July 6

WSHA will host a Virtual Falls Prevention and Harm Reduction DELTA Day from 10 a.m. to noon July 6. DELTA Days are WSHA’s most intensive training opportunities to develop skills and knowledge required to immediately implement safety and quality pilot programs... Read More >>

Webinar May 25: ‘Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding: What to Know and How to Prepare, A Partner Education Monthly Series’

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a webinar from 9-10 a.m. PST Wednesday, May 25, on Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding... Read More >>

COVID-19 therapeutics update: Paxlovid for high-risk patients, expanding test-to-treat services

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has stated that Paxlovid should be considered for all high-risk COVID-19 patients. The drug is in ample supply in Washington State and is available in 700 sites... Read More >>

DOH to Host Certificate of Need Rulemaking Kickoff May 25

The Department of Health (DOH) announced that it will hold a Certificate of Need (CN) Rulemaking Kickoff meeting on May 25, 2022, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The workshop is open to anyone interested in the CN program and will provide an overview of DOH’s upcoming work on the CN rules... Read More >>

CMS FY 2023 proposed rule changes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed rule changes for fiscal year 2023. There are several reporting changes that impact hospitals of varying sizes... Read More >>

Department of Health (WA Health) updates website

The Department of Health (DOH) has updated its website. There are five feature changes to help hospitals reduce reporting burden... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/19/22

Recent member news from the May 19, 2022, Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Law Change: Hospitals Must Adopt Pathogen Policy By January 1, 2023

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals that by January 1, 2023 hospitals must adopt a policy on the prevention and control of the transmission of pathogens of epidemiological concern in accordance with a new law enacted through HB 1739 (2022). This change is required because HB 1739 modernizes current RCW 70.41.430 from its’ narrow focus on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to general provisions addressing “pathogens of epidemiological concern.”  ... Read More >>

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