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 >>

New leadership for Washington Hospital Services

I am thrilled to share the news that Ed Phippen has joined Washington Hospital Services as the new Senior Director of Program Development. ... Read More >>

Getting a head start on WSHA’s Annual Meeting and Governance Education Day

Summer has just begun, but at WSHA we’re already getting ready for our next round of big events scheduled for this fall, including Rural Advocacy Days in Washington D.C. (Sept. 23-25) and our biggest event of the year, the WSHA Annual Meeting (Oct. 9) and Governance Education Day (Oct. 10). ... Read More >>

Nominate now for WSHA awards, including new Governance Excellence Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Joe Hopkins Memorial Award, Community Health Leadership Award and Governance Excellence Award. ... Read More >>

Remembering Ben Lindekugel

Last week, WSHA and AWPHD staff led our 43rd Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference in Chelan. The conference this year was marred by the news that Ben Lindekugel, Executive Director of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, died unexpectedly two days before the conference began.... Read More >>

Thank you for joining us in Chelan!

Thank you for joining us in Chelan this year for the 43rd Annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference! We hope you can take information from this year’s sessions back to your hospital or health system to improve the health of your community. ... Read More >>

WSHA raises concerns on senate committee bill

WSHA submitted comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) in response to the most recent version of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019. In our comments, WSHA opposed the act’s proposal to allow insurers to apply default payment rates for out-of-network services. ... Read More >>

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