WSHA statement on hospital preparedness

WSHA is available to provide a statewide perspective on hospital readiness and activities surrounding the response to COVID-19.... Read More >>

Standing United Against the Flu

As the daylight wanes and we start to feel that chill in the air, it’s once again time to get vaccinated to protect yourself against the flu. WSHA is partnering with the American Hospital Association (AHA) this year for the United Against the Flu campaign, which offers tools and resources you can share with your community to encourage vaccination.... Read More >>

WSHA welcomes new Director of Safety and Quality for opioid stewardship, behavioral health

WSHA has hired Brooke Evans, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, CSAC, to guide hospitals on their journey of opioid stewardship. Brooke is a clinician, health services researcher and educator.... Read More >>

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems names Becky Hultberg as next CEO

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) announced this week that Becky Hultberg will become the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer when she assumes the position in December. Becky currently serves as the President and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association... Read More >>

‘Public charge’ rule is bad for everyone

The Trump administration announced this week it is moving forward with a controversial rule that would potentially deny legal immigrants green cards or change their status if they receive government benefits. The rule, scheduled to take effect in October, is terrible public policy... Read More >>

KVH turns big idea into reality to improve patient experience

At first, the idea of a rural Critical Access Hospital creating a community-wide educational program was daunting. But for Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) in Ellensburg, this was the next step in an ongoing commitment to patient-centered care... Read More >>

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 >>

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