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Join us Oct. 8 for WSHA’s Advocacy Bootcamp

Each legislative session, WSHA calls on member hospitals and health systems to send staff to Olympia to meet with legislators or testify on legislative proposals impacting local health care. We are excited to invite member staff who want to increase their effectiveness and skills testifying before elected officials to our first-ever Advocacy Bootcamp Oct. 8... Read More >>

WHIT webinar offers strategies to reduce costs and improve clinical quality outcomes

Throughout 2019, Washington Hospital Services and Industry Partner WHIT have provided a series of pre-recorded educational webinars on Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) and the value that can be achieved by directly managing prescription benefits for your employees... Read More >>

LEAD Academy — Training opportunity for new managers

In health care, as in many other industries, technically proficient people are often promoted into management positions. In many cases, these individuals need additional support to become as effective at managing as they were in their technical jobs... Read More >>

Reminder: HospitalCareers Webinar Aug. 22 on finding quality candidates in an era of shortages

Washington’s hospitals have struggled with staffing shortages for several years. Identifying qualified allied health, nursing, provider and other candidates is critical to ensuring hospitals are able to meet patient and community needs. WSHA invites you to a free webinar from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22... Read More >>

DOH Rural Palliative Care Initiative offers webcast on determining decisional capacity

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is offering a webcast from 12-1 p.m. Aug. 20 about how to determine a patient’s capacity to make decisions. Surrogate decision makers are needed for patients who lack capacity... Read More >>

Hospitals must report deaths with ties to maternal mortality

Recent legislation now requires birthing hospital and birth centers to report the deaths of women who are pregnant or who have been pregnant within 42 days of death to the local coroner or medical examiner’s office... Read More >>

Scammers are posing as members of the Medical Board

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has alerted the community that scam artists are calling their clinics and offices posing as the Medical Board, saying there is a problem with a physician’s DEA registration. They are providing the Washington Medical Commission’s phone number as their own... Read More >>

Recent member news: 8/15/2019

Recent member news from the Aug. 15, 2019 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

The Joint Commission releases a new sentinel event alert: Managing the risks of direct oral anticoagulants

Anticoagulants are the No. 2 top medication involved in adverse drug events leading to death or serious harm. Risks to patients on Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) can be avoided with timely and appropriate treatment. The Joint Commission has released a Sentinel Event Alert to help manage these risks. While DOACs offer ease-of-use to patients, stopping... Read More >>

What to know about new standardized isolation signage

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) is pleased to announce that the standardized isolation precaution signage has been updated at the request of hospitals in Washington State; the new signage will be discussed in a webinar on Sep. 10. Representatives from large and small hospitals across the state, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control... Read More >>

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