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WSHA launches Women’s Leadership Program

I am excited to share that this spring, WSHA will host the inaugural Women’s Leadership Program: A Certificate Program in Health Care Leadership.... Read More >>

WSHA and Department of Health seek feedback on behavioral health agency licensing rules

Following rulemaking workshops last summer and fall, the Department of Health (DOH) is now seeking feedback on the official draft language for WAC 246-341, the chapter governing Behavioral Health Agencies.... Read More >>

WSHA launches Diagnostic Excellence webinar series

In the last decade, diagnostic errors were the leading category of paid malpractice claims for U.S. hospitals, reaching about 30 percent with an estimated cost in the $50 billion - $100 billion range.... Read More >>

Sepsis Conference registration now open

Registration is now open for the 9th annual Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference, brought to you by WSHA and the conference planning committee. ... Read More >>

Tackle readmission reduction with WSHA

Beginning March 9 at 1 p.m., WSHA will host a bimonthly virtual roundtable to tackle readmission reduction in hospitals. ... Read More >>

Provider alert issued regarding increased concern of drug overdose

The Washington State Department of Health recently released a provider alert regarding drug overdose.... Read More >>

Financial wellness & loan repayment for medical professionals

Join Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner InsMed Loan Services from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25 for the webinar Financial Wellness: Loan Repayment for Medical Professionals.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 2/25/2021

Recent member news from the 2/25/2021 edition of the Weekly Report newsletter. ... Read More >>

After Second Cutoff, Many Bills Impacting Hospital Finances In Play

Monday, Feb. 22 marked the second cutoff of session, when bills, other than bills necessary to implement the budget, must pass through fiscal committees of their house of origin. The next cutoff is Tuesday, March 9, when all bills must pass through their house of origin to continue advancing. Bills that are still alive will... Read More >>

SSB 5271: Providing liability protections for health care providers and facilities that recognizes the evolving standards of care during COVID-19

WSHA strongly supports SSB 5271, which provides legal protections for health care providers and facilities on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill amends the state’s current standard of care law to include additional considerations to reflect the challenging practice environment providers have faced during the declared emergency. These challenges have included evolving... Read More >>

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