Standing order for naloxone issued as critical tool to prevent opioid overdoses

This week, as part of Washington’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis, the Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy signed a statewide standing order for naloxone; an opioid-overdose reversal medication.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 8/29/2019

Recent member news from the Aug. 29, 2019 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Medication-assisted treatment: A critical lifeline for patients with opioid use disorder in Washington

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Washington. In 2017, there were at least 742 opioid-involved overdose deaths.... Read More >>

WSHA, DOH seek hospital feedback on certification process for long-term civil commitment services

WSHA and the Department of Health (DOH) are seeking feedback from hospitals about the Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) regulations, under Chapter 246-341 WAC, in relation to the provision of 90- and 180-day civil commitment services.... Read More >>

Requirement for hospitals to submit DOH reproductive health care form – WSHA guidance available

All acute care hospitals in Washington State are required to fill out a new reproductive health services form and submit the form to the Department of Health (DOH).... Read More >>

Samaritan Healthcare doubles vaccination compliance with staff-focused education

Lately, the mainstream culture has been paying more and more attention to the conversation around vaccinations.... Read More >>

CDC releases updated antibiotic stewardship report

On Monday, Aug. 19, the CDC released Antibiotic Use in the United States: Progress and Opportunities, 2018 Update, which is an update to CDC's 2017 antibiotic stewardship report. ... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins 2019 review of incentives

It’s a pleasure to announce that Washington Hospital Services Industry Merritt Hawkins has completed its 2019 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives.... Read More >>

Reminder: Maternal mortality requests for records, next report Oct. 2019

The Department of Health is collecting information from hospitals and other health care providers on maternal deaths in preparation for the next report to the legislature from the Maternal Mortality Review Panel in October 2019.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 8/22/2019

Recent member news from the Aug. 22, 2019 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

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