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Legislative session kick-off webcast: Jan. 12, noon

We are getting ready for the 2016 legislative session, and are excited to invite you to our legislative session kickoff webcast. Cassie Sauer, Claudia Sanders and Mary Kay Clunies-Ross will talk about WSHA’s top priorities for the session, as well as how recent leadership changes might affect health care legislation this year.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 12/31/15

Recent member news from the Dec. 31, 2015 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Cordant Health Solutions offers tips for pain management compliance

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Cordant Health Solutions has some tips for providers to keep compliant with state and federal regulations for pain management. ... Read More >>

CMS: National health spending grew 5.3% in 2014

U.S. spending on health care grew 5.3% in 2014 – largely due to coverage expansion associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and rapidly rising prescription drug prices – following five straight years of historically low growth, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported Dec. 2 in an article published online in Health Affairs. ... Read More >>

Swedish First Hill cuts juice from pediatric menu

Swedish First Hill has removed fruit juice from its routine pediatric menu, and it believes it may be the first in the state — and even the country — to do so. The change is aimed to make hospital stays healthier for their youngest patients, as fruit juice contains high levels of fructose that can be harmful. In the most extreme cases, excessive fructose intake can build up excessive fat in the liver, much like alcohol abuse. ... Read More >>

HCA extends deadline to apply to offer joint replacements with bundled payment

The Health Care Authority (HCA) has extended its deadline to Feb. 1 for providers to apply to offer total joint replacements using bundled payments for its coverage for state employees.... Read More >>

Celebrating the holidays across Washington State (part 2)

Hospitals across Washington State are celebrating the holidays in their own unique ways!... Read More >>

2016 Legislative Session Kickoff Webcast

We are getting ready for the 2016 legislative session, and are excited to invite you to our legislative session kickoff webcast. Cassie Sauer, Claudia Sanders and Mary Kay Clunies-Ross will talk about WSHA’s top priorities for the session, as well as how recent leadership changes might affect health care legislation this year. It’s scheduled to... Read More >>

Take a deep breath

Winter gets a bad rap, with its cold commercials, wet sidewalks and dark days. For too many of us, it can be a dreary backdrop to a lot of family and holiday stress. But in reality, winter only just begins with the solstice. Its defining characteristic is that the days continuously get brighter and brighter. Winter begins with inside lights, and ends with outside light. That’s a season to appreciate!... Read More >>

Recent member news: 12/24/15

Recent member news from the Dec. 24, 2015 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

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