Hospital staffing legislation places patients at risk

Washington state lawmakers are currently considering Second Substitute House Bill 1155, which has unintended consequences that place patients at risk.... Read More >>

WSHA’s Safety and Quality work positions members to best serve communities

WSHA strives to be a trusted voice and indispensable resource to our members — leading, challenging and assisting Washington hospitals in improving the health outcomes of their communities.... Read More >>

Astria Toppenish Hospital expands behavioral health care services in Yakima Valley

Astria Toppenish Hospital is successfully increasing access to behavioral health care services for its community. ... Read More >>

From Inside Olympia: Wrongful death, public option, workplace violence among bills up for hearings this week

The legislature has now turned its attention to hearing bills from the opposite chamber. For the next couple of weeks, WSHA will feature bills that are receiving hearings and continuing to move through the process. ... Read More >>

WSHA Governance Education webinars teach key skills

Don’t forget to register for Finance 101 and Ethics and Conflicts of Interest 101, two upcoming webinars from the WSHA Governance Education curriculum pilot. ... Read More >>

Welcome Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner – Parker, Smith & Feek!

Parker, Smith & Feek is WHS's newest Industry Partner. Parker, Smith, & Feek has a stellar reputation among our membership for providing excellent service and access to superior commercial insurance, risk management, surety, employee benefits, and personal insurance solutions. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 3/21/2019

Recent member news from the March 21, 2019, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

Inside Olympia: Wrongful death, public option, workplace violence among bills up for hearings this week

For the next couple of weeks, WSHA will feature bills that are receiving hearings and continuing to move through the process. We expect budgets to be released from each chamber in the next week or so. ... Read More >>

Pre-scheduled on-call legislative language threatens organ transplants in Washington

I, along with many health care professionals and leaders, am highly alarmed by the potential impact of on-call language in proposed legislation currently in Olympia. House Bill 1155/Senate Bill 5190 would introduce rigid restrictions on the use of on-call staffing and overtime, prohibiting hospitals from using overtime and pre-scheduled on-call as tools for staff, except in emergency situations. ... Read More >>

Recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week

We at WSHA want to take the opportunity during Patient Safety Awareness Week, recognized March 10-16 to recognize the important work and dedication of our Safety & Quality team. In collaboration with our members, the Safety & Quality team leads a variety of ground-breaking patient safety efforts in Washington State. ... Read More >>

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