Inside Olympia: Creating a public option health insurance plan, establishing a system for setting rates for health care services and more

HB 1523/SB 5556 would allow health insurance carriers to offer Washingtonians the option to purchase lower-costing health insurance coverage on the Health Benefit Exchange (the individual market). WSHA supports expanding access to health care coverage, but we have concerns with this bill. ... Read More >>

Much work ahead in the legislative session

Friday, Feb. 22 marks the first cutoff of the state legislative session, when most bills need to advance out of their original policy committee to continue being considered. This session has been especially active for WSHA, as we are working on many high-priority issues that impact health care in our state. ... Read More >>

CHI Franciscan fall prevention program a success

CHI Franciscan is making significant progress in reducing falls across their system. Within eight months of launching the ambitious fall prevention program, eight out of nine facilities exceeded the goal of 10 percent reduction in inpatient falls with injury. ... Read More >>

Department of Health corrects 2019 PCI projection

In the Feb. 14 edition of Weekly Report, WSHA highlighted that the Washington State Department of Health posted the 2019 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) numeric need projections.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 2/21/2019

Recent member news from the Feb. 20, 2019, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

Hospital Advocacy Day 2019 brings voices of health care leaders to Olympia

The first annual WSHA Hospital Advocacy Day was an amazing opportunity to see the impact that our members can have on their legislators. WSHA members spent the day advocating passionately on behalf of their organizations and communities. Over the course of the day, about 75 hospital leaders conducted 80 different legislative visits. Legislative officials representing... Read More >>

Virginia Mason Bailey-Boushay House emergency shelter program continues in 2019

Homeless shelters are intended to be safe places where people experiencing homelessness can sleep away from the cold. Unfortunately, they can sometimes be intimidating or threatening spaces, especially for LGBTQ individuals and individuals with HIV. ... Read More >>

Attract quality candidates with WSHA’s HospitalCareers platform

Washington Hospital Services’ Industry Partner HospitalCareers is a leading career destination site in the health care industry. ... Read More >>

Department of Health issues 2019 PCI need projection – certificate of need applications due Feb. 28

The Washington State Department of Health has posted the 2019 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) numeric need projections. ... Read More >>

Department of Health reschedules charity care rules workshop meeting date to March 5

Changes to Washington State’s charity care rules are extremally important to WSHA and our member hospitals. ... Read More >>

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