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Reversing the business pitch

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue recently participated in a unique health technology project, presenting real-life health care delivery challenges for potential start-ups to solve with business solutions. The process was part of a series of “reverse pitch” events held at the Cambia Grove collaborative think tank in Seattle.... Read More >>

Registration open for Annual Meeting; location has changed

Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting, Oct. 13-14 in Seattle! However, we have some other important news about the event; due to construction on the Seattle waterfront, the event has moved from Bell Harbor International Conference Center down the street to the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, at 2100 Alaskan Way.... Read More >>

Washington Poison Center announces new medical director

The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) welcomed its new medical director, Dr. Erica Liebelt, on September 1. A pediatric toxicologist, Dr. Liebelt will also serve as a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.... Read More >>

PAC Appreciation Dinner Oct. 13 as part of Annual Meeting

we are only six weeks away from our Annual PAC Appreciation Dinner and looking forward to another successful event. This year, our dinner will be on Thursday, Oct. 13 as part of WSHA’s Annual Meeting, and we are thrilled to announce that dinner will be at the Columbia Tower Club.... Read More >>

Besler Consulting webinar series on found money, part 2

The focus of this webinar will be on common areas of underpayment and how to recovery that money. Also during this presentation, Tom Parker, CEO of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, will share his experience and where he sees opportunities for providers to collaborate to ensure patient care is delivered effectively and efficiently through the use of swing beds.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 9/8/2016

Recent member news from the Sept. 8, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Save the Date for first Washington Immunization Summit

The first Washington Immunization Summit will be held April 26, 2017 at the Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The summit will seek to enhance the effectiveness of health care professionals and systems to promote and deliver immunizations in Washington State.... Read More >>

Fighting against cuts to hospital-based clinics

Access to care continues to be a paramount goal for WSHA in support of our member hospitals and health systems. When Medicare and Medicaid patients are seen at a hospital-based clinic, the clinic receives a higher payment for its services than a traditional physician’s office would. These payments are crucial, as hospital-based clinics have more regulatory requirements and see more Medicare and Medicaid patients, while many community physicians are limiting their panels.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 9/1/2016

Recent member news from the Sept. 1, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Recovering in your own backyard

It’s a program that allows smaller, rural hospitals to open up their beds to provide skilled nursing care to patients like Dick who no longer qualify as in-patients but aren’t quite ready to return home. This is due to needing services such as physical or occupational therapy, wound care, and IV or respiratory therapies, as the program treats those who have suffered from strokes, heart disease, joint replacements and more.... Read More >>

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