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Weekly Report for June 18, 2015 – Hospital History: Navy Hospital Corps celebrates 117 years

In 1898, President William McKinley signed the bill that established the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps. It began with 25 pharmacists, and has since multiplied in both scope and impact to include doctors, nurses, dentists,... Read More >>

New Requirement to Conduct Congenital Heart Disease Screenings for All Newborns

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide an overview of new requirements to perform Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screenings for all newborns born in the state. The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) supported the change in requirements because the health of newborns is important. We believe all hospitals are currently performing these screens.... Read More >>

Weekly Report for June 11, 2015 – Chelan is Coming: Registration Details, Board Sessions and Industry Partners

Our annual Chelan conference, held June 21-24, is an amazing gathering for rural hospital leaders– it’s also a critically important one. In order to ensure our rural communities have access to high-quality... Read More >>

House and Senate Submit Revised Budget Proposals, but Key Differences Remain

The dominant parties in the House and Senate released new budgets in the past week: The Senate Republicans released a new budget on Thursday, and the House Democrats did the... Read More >>

State’s Proposal to Waive Medicaid Requirements in Order to Accelerate Transformation

This bulletin provides information on the state’s plan to apply for a waiver of federal Medicaid requirements in order to accelerate its work on health care system transformation. ... Read More >>

Weekly Report for June 4, 2015 – New House and Senate Budgets Released: No Big Changes in Hospital Issues

Over the last week, we saw two new budget proposals:  the Senate Republicans released a new budget last Thursday, followed by the House Democrats on Monday. If you’ve never looked... Read More >>

Safety Net Assessment Still Disproportionately Benefits State

Senate Republicans proposed a new budget today that includes new revenue expectations including those from anticipated cannabis revenues and increased federal funding. Hospital Safety Net Assessment:  The Senate makes no improvement... Read More >>

Weekly Report for May 28, 2015 – Seeking the Right Care at the Right Time

Atul Gawande, MD, is relentless in his efforts to shine a bright light on the future of health care. His “Checklist Manifesto” and “Being Mortal” sit on many bookshelves in... Read More >>

Weekly Report for May 21, 2015 – Focus on Rurals: The Chelan Conference

The days are getting brighter and longer: for those of us at WSHA, all those signs of summer are also signs of the conference we just refer to as “Chelan.”... Read More >>

WSHA Hosts May 27 Webcast on Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment Hospital Rule

  The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) will host a webinar May 27 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. on the proposed inpatient rule for prospective payment hospitals. The webinar is part of WSHA’s... Read More >>

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