Save the date for WSHA’s 2023 signature events

Welcoming in 2023, WSHA is excited to announces our event schedule for the year. We are committed to organizing meaningful events that have measurable impact for our members, whether they are virtual or in person... Read More >>

Hospitals Support Legislative Package to Make Washington the Top Choice for Nurses

When lawmakers return to Olympia for the 2023 legislative session, hospitals are asking that they support a multifaceted approach to address health care workforce shortages. These shortages are leading to delays in care and hampering patient access. Hospitals have ambitious and effective public policy proposals to support the health care workforce... Read More >>

Financial woes threaten patient access to health care services across Washington

Survey results released this week from the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) show total hospital and health systems losses grew to $2.57 billion in the first nine months of 2022 with almost $1.66 billion of this loss from operations... Read More >>

Hospital finances continue to struggle, tis the season to mask up

WSHA held a media briefing this week detailing the results of our third quarter financial survey of Washington State hospitals. The dire financial situation in our states’ hospitals has continued to worsen during the year... Read More >>

WSHA in the press : 12/15/22

B-Town Blog: Local health officers and health care leaders recommend wearing masks indoors KIRO 7: Washington state hospitals strained by tri-demic, now with ‘unprecedented’ flu cases MyNorthwest: ‘Tripledemic’ concerns local... Read More >>

RSV letter to Gov. Inslee from the secretary of Health and Human Services

Parts of the country are currently experiencing a confluence of COVID-19, the flu and RSV. These challenges are straining our health care system. The Biden-Harris administration stands ready to continue assisting with resources, supplies and personnel, as it has throughout the fight against COVID-19.... Read More >>

Webinar on implementing a bias reporting system

WSHA will host a webinar from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 on implementing a bias reporting system. Learn how UW Medicine designed and deployed a bias reporting tool to collect incidents of bias from providers, staff, trainees and students... Read More >>

Set your new managers up for success with LEAD Academy

LEAD Academy offers comprehensive and engaging modular training that focuses on building and strengthening key leadership competencies. Empower new and emerging health care managers by making LEAD Academy a part of their leadership development journey.... Read More >>

WSHA honors Cascade Medical Center Commissioner Bruce Williams with Ben Lindekugel Governance Excellence Award

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) presented its Ben Lindekugel Governance Excellence Award Oct. 17 to Cascade Medical Center Board Commissioner Bruce Williams... Read More >>

WSHA presents Kittitas Valley Healthcare CEO Julie Petersen with Joe Hopkins Memorial Award

WSHA presented Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) CEO Julie Petersen with the 2022 Joe Hopkins Memorial Award during the association’s Annual Meeting Oct. 17... Read More >>

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