Rural health network gains national recognition

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate the Community-Based Long-Term Care Network on being named the 2018 rural health champion of sustainability by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)! The announcement was made Feb. 28 in Bethesda, MD, and the local program — comprised of 10 rural public hospital districts across Washington State — is one of seven national champions named by HRSA.... Read More >>

Get your red out this Friday

Nearly half a million American women will die this year from heart disease. It is the single highest killer of American women. But there is good news. According to the American Heart Association, more than 75 percent of these deaths may be prevented.... Read More >>

WSHA in the news: Crosscut

WSHA was cited in the news this week in the Crosscut editorial “Where a divided Washington can find common ground: Health care.” ... Read More >>

Membership and communications goals for 2018

I’m very pleased to be joining WSHA at this important time for health care in our state and nation. In leading health care communications and advocacy for hospitals and health systems, I’ve worked with patients and providers from rural Washington to its largest cities. Their stories have a common thread: people often at their most vulnerable being cared for by people doing their very best.... Read More >>

Recording of pharmacy benefits management webinar now available

In case you missed last week’s webinar exploring pharmacy benefits management programs, a video recording of the session is now available. ... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes Rhonda Curry as Vice President, Membership and Communications

Following a nationwide search, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) is proud to announce Rhonda Curry will be joining the leadership team as Vice President for Membership and Communications.... Read More >>

WSHA and WSMA’s joint statement on governor’s opioid legislation

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) Joint Opioid Safe Practices Task Force supports Gov. Inslee’s legislation (HB 2489 & SB 6150) aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic in Washington state.... Read More >>

Looking forward to a strong 2018

This year was one to be proud of in many ways, but it was not without its challenges. Our state’s health insurance exchange saw record-breaking enrollment, lawmakers supported our state’s mental health infrastructure with major investments, and WSHA members came together to make substantial improvements in quality and safety.... Read More >>

See WSHA’s 2017 Member Value Statement

Because of WSHA and our members, Washington State communities are healthier and more stable. ... Read More >>

There’s still time left to support the PAC!

We are grateful to those of you who have contributed to the Washington Hospital PAC. Your contributions help us elect champions for hospitals and health care and advance our advocacy agenda.... Read More >>

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