Washington’s L&I releases formal proposal to revise overtime employment rules

The purpose of this bulletin is to advise members of rulemaking about overtime pay eligibility by Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). ... Read More >>

Effective July 28, 2019: Changes to State Law on Medical Decision Making

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform hospitals about recent changes to state law on medical decision making.... Read More >>

CMS seeks input on reducing administrative, regulatory burden

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to ease administrative burden and improve healthcare delivery, building on its 2017 Patients over Paperwork initiative. ... Read More >>

Reflecting on Hospitals Against Violence National Day of Awareness

June 7 was Hospitals Against Violence day. Hospitals and staff from across the country united to take as stand in combating violence. ... Read More >>

Opioid prescription tracking data to be shared with nearly all states

The Department of Health recently announced that our state’s Prescription Monitoring Program, which is used to track opioid prescriptions, is now sharing data with nearly all states in the U.S. ... Read More >>

Samaritan Healthcare hosts community workshop to design new hospital

Samaritan Healthcare convened community members, administrators and employees for a brainstorming workshop to offer input into the design of its new hospital.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 6/13/2019

Recent member news from the June 6, 2019 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Summit Pacific Medical Center employees invest in health care education for local students

Following in a tradition for the hospital, employees of Summit Pacific Medical Center are supporting local students in furthering their education in health care. Since 1993, Summit Pacific staff have awarded nearly $70,000 to 87 students through the Employee Scholarship Fund. This year, six high school seniors have received scholarships through the fund. The 2019... Read More >>

WSHA provides Implementation Resources for Bills Passed during 2019 Legislative Session

WSHA’s 2019 implementation guide is now online. ... Read More >>

Save the Date: July 1, 2019 – WSHA webinar on Changes to Medical and Consumer Debt Laws

WSHA is preparing members for two new laws governing consumer and medical debt that go into effect July 28, 2019.... Read More >>

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