Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems names Becky Hultberg as next CEO

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced this week that Becky Hultberg will become the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer when she assumes the position in December. Becky currently serves as the President and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association... Read More >>

‘Public charge’ rule is bad for everyone

The Trump administration announced this week it is moving forward with a controversial rule that would potentially deny legal immigrants green cards or change their status if they receive government benefits. The rule, scheduled to take effect in October, is terrible public policy... Read More >>

KVH turns big idea into reality to improve patient experience

At first, the idea of a rural Critical Access Hospital creating a community-wide educational program was daunting. But for Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) in Ellensburg, this was the next step in an ongoing commitment to patient-centered care... Read More >>

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 >>

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