DOH needs your help diagnosing Legionnaires’ disease

The Washington State Department of Health recently published a one-page educational document for health care providers to help determine possible sources of exposure to Legionella.... Read More >>

Washington State Hospital Association response to Gov. Inslee’s directive on emergency reproductive services

Washington state hospitals are already required by state law to provide emergency care to people experiencing pregnancy complications. Washington hospitals are providing this care, including to people who have crossed the border from Idaho in need of care... Read More >>

WSHA partners to launch ‘BeThere’ campaign for substance use disorder

WSHA has partnered with Thriving Together NCW and the Grand Columbia Health Alliance to launch the “BeThere” campaign across Central and Eastern Washington to reduce stigma and encourage support for people suffering from substance use disorder... Read More >>

HCA Children & Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup seeks community feedback

As part of ongoing work to understand the challenges facing children, youth, and young adults in accessing behavioral health care, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) Children & Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup is seeking community feedback.... Read More >>

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine receives full FDA approval

Full FDA approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for everyone ages 16 and older was tremendous news this week! This is a landmark moment in the fight against the global pandemic, and we are hopeful that this will move those who are eligible but hesitant to be vaccinated... Read More >>

Statement from the Washington State Hospital Association on the impact of record heat

As temperatures soared across the state this week, so did the number of people seeking hospital care for heat related illness. For several days before the heat wave hit, hospitals planned for the possible increased needs and worked with each other and community organizations to prepare... Read More >>

Mask mandates still apply in health care settings

As Washington State approaches a full reopening, we want to offer a reminder that masks are still required in health care settings, even for those who are fully vaccinated. This mandate comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington State Department of Health, and we at WSHA strongly support it... Read More >>

Winter weather delays vaccinations across the country

The recent winter weather has shut down some COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Washington state and disrupted the national vaccine supply chain, delaying vaccine shipments across the country. This has forced many clinics across the state to reschedule many appointments... Read More >>

Joining the Nurse Licensure Compact would enable hospitals to add needed nurses quickly to staff beds to better serve patients

Washington state has an opportunity in 2021 to join the Nurse Licensure Compact, which is a 34-state partnership that allows nurses to practice across state lines... Read More >>

Follow-up: WSHA Virtual Press Conference

Today Washington state’s 112 hospitals and health systems announced the launch of a public education campaign to encourage people to avoid delaying care for new or chronic medical concerns, and reassure them that care can be safely accessed – even during a pandemic... Read More >>

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