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Recent member news: 5/2/19

Recent member news from the May 3, 2019 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Register now: Best Practices in Anticoagulant Therapy Webinar – Part 2

Eight new Anticoagulant Therapy elements of performance (EPs) within the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 03.05.01 go into effect on July 1, 2019 for all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, nursing care centers, and medical centers (accredited under the ambulatory health care program). ... Read More >>

King County DOH to host Don’t Hang on to Meds webinar

The King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force invites you to a webinar to learn how prescribers and pharmacists are using the Don’t Hang on to Meds campaign to educate patients of the reasons why they should lock up the medications they take and securely dispose of medicines they no longer take/are expired. ... Read More >>

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner hosts webinar to identify and decrease burnout

LifeNet Health is hosting a lunch-and-learn webinar, Feeling the pressure? Tools to identify and decrease burnout, on May 22, 12:00-1:00 p.m.... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Legislature reaches 2019-21 budget agreement

The Legislature has reached a budget agreement for the 2019-2021 biennium, which will allow the 2019 legislative session to conclude on time on April 28. ... Read More >>

Washington State Legislature passes SHB 1155, sends bill to governor for signature

On April 24, the Washington State House and Senate passed Substitute House Bill 1155, implementing new restrictions on hospital staffing, with most elements of the bill taking effect Jan. 1, 2020. The final bill passed after lawmakers formed a conference committee to determine the bill’s final details. SHB 1155 now awaits the governor’s signature to become law.... Read More >>

Thank you for your engagement on staffing bill

As we await final passage of the nurse/technologist staffing bill, I want to thank you for all your advocacy. We know the bill will be challenging to operationalize. However, we are in better shape than we would have been if we had not actively engaged.... Read More >>

VA Puget Sound announces new mental health and research building

In March, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System opened the doors at its new 220,000-square-foot facility on its Seattle campus. The new facility welcomed its first patient March 18.... Read More >>

Three Rivers Hospital opens new ER

Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster began welcoming patients to its new emergency room on March 19. The new ER is updated and larger, with seven large exam rooms and frosted glass doors for privacy, as well as a central workstation for nurses and providers that offers a clear line of sight to every patient room.... Read More >>

WSHA recruiting hospitals to participate in a new glycemic control program from May-August 2019

WSHA is very excited to partner with local and national experts in glycemic control for a new glycemic control program! WSHA is recruiting six highly motivated hospital teams (action teams) to participate in glycemic control implementation coaching with these experts by May 20.... Read More >>

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