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Industry Partner WHIT offers cost savings option for Pharmacy Benefits Management

WSHA members have a cost savings option for Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) through Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Western Health Insurance Trust (WHIT). ... Read More >>

Tobacco 21 signed into law

Tobacco 21, legislation to restrict the sale of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to individuals age 21 and over, has been signed into law by Governor Inslee.... Read More >>

Rural Hospital Leadership Conference speaker spotlight: Kevin Hines

At the age of 19 — two years after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder — Kevin Hines attempted suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.... Read More >>

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital emphasizes services for veterans

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital has made a point of recognizing the specific mental health and behavioral health needs often experienced by United States veterans, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. ... Read More >>

Providence St. Mary’s new telemedicine program provides specialized care to infants, children

Providence St. Mary Medical Center launched a new telemedicine program with the goal of ensuring that care teams for young patients include specialized consultants. ... Read More >>

SHB 1155 passes Senate with an amendment that restricts nurses to 8-hour shifts

There is a saying about politics: “Laws are like sausages. It is best not to see them being made.” On the nurse staffing bill, SHB 1155, there is some very rancid sausage being made.... Read More >>

Proposed Hospital Licensing Fee Increase, Webinar Scheduled for May 8, 9:00-10:00 AM

The Department of Health (DOH) is proposing increases to hospital licensing fees from the current $138 to $220 per bed for hospitals licensed under 70.41 RCW and from $85 to $135 per bed for psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals licensed under 71.12 RCW, about a 60 percent increase. ... Read More >>

Rural Hospital Leadership Conference offers opportunities for education and connection

Every June, rural health care leaders gather to connect with colleagues, hear from thought-provoking speakers and take a moment to step away from the day-to-day to gain a new perspective. ... Read More >>

Cascade Medical receives community support to continue emergency medical services

Cascade Medical is dedicating to providing high-quality rural health care and serving the critical access needs of the Upper Valley community in North Central Washington. ... Read More >>

Prosser Memorial Health takes on operational responsibility of Kadlec OB/GYN

Prosser Memorial Health (PMH) commits itself to providing a broad range of high-quality care to its patients. ... Read More >>

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