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Thank you for a great Hospital Advocacy Days!

I am thrilled to report that Hospital Advocacy Days 2020 was a tremendous success. Thank you to all the members who joined us Wednesday and Thursday to engage in advocating for important health policy change in Olympia.... Read More >>

Points of contact and advice for hospitals during surge issues — January 2020

WSHA, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), would like to offer hospitals a reminder regarding best practices and points of contact during challenges connected to a medical surge event. ... Read More >>

Washington response to Coronavirus continues

We at WSHA were so impressed by the identification and handling of the first case of the Coronavirus (CoV) in the United States, which occurred in our state. Providence Regional Medical Center – Everett and the Washington State Department of Health expertly coordinated a joint-response, with the CDC also becoming involved.... Read More >>

CEO & Trustee Safety & Quality Summit now Safety & Quality Leadership Summit – all C-Suite leaders and board members welcome!

Hospital leaders wanting to explore leading a culture of safety and collaborate with peers from across Washington state, Oregon and Alaska are invited to attend the Safety & Quality Leadership Summit, hosted by the Northwest Safety & Quality Partnership. ... Read More >>

Legislative Hearings Address Total Cost of Care and Hospital Financial Transparency

  We are in week three of the 2020 state legislative session. A main theme of this session is the cost of care and increased transparency. There are several bills under consideration that would impact a variety of players in the health care industry. Specifically, we want hospitals to know that WSHA is working on... Read More >>

WSHA Encourages Hospitals to Comment on Proposed CMS Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule

  CMS has proposed a new rule on Medicaid Fiscal Accountability that could result in Medicaid cuts in Washington to both hospitals and the state. WSHA is taking it very seriously – it threatens both the Safety Net Assessment Program as well as our state’s use of Intergovernmental Transfers.   Last week, WSHA has sent... Read More >>

WSHA Seeks Chief Financial Officer

  WSHA is looking for a Chief Financial Officer to join its Executive/Senior Leadership team in anticipation of the upcoming retirement of Tom Evert.  For more information about this newly posted opportunity, or other open WSHA positions, please go to our WSHA career center.   If you know someone who has the skills and experience... Read More >>

WSHA Releases January 2020 Regulatory Update

WSHA’s Government Affairs team has published its January 2020 update to its State Regulatory Issues webpage. Members will find a comprehensive view of state rulemaking activities that affect them. This month, the team is highlighting rulemaking related to certificate of need, behavioral health agencies, clean building standards, Balance Billing protection Act Implementation, and Pharmacy Commission. The... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: WSHA-backed bills get hearings and Hospital Advocacy Days is here!

This week many of the bills we worked closely with lawmakers to craft will get their first hearings. Also, Advocacy Days starts Wednesday. See you in Olympia!... Read More >>

Join us in commenting on CMS’ new proposed rule on Medicaid Fiscal Accountability

CMS has proposed a new rule on Medicaid Fiscal Accountability that could result in cuts in Washington to the hospitals and the state. ... Read More >>

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