Samaritan Healthcare to appoint Theresa Sullivan as permanent CEO

The Samaritan Healthcare Board of Commissioners has appointed Theresa Sullivan to take over as the hospital’s permanent CEO. Theresa has served as the hospital’s interim CEO since the departure of CEO Tom Thompson in September. The appointment will become official Nov. 12, and Theresa, who is formerly the hospital’s chief operating officer, will assume her permanent position Nov. 14.... Read More >>

PeaceHealth and Providence to collaborate on services

PeaceHealth and Providence Health & Services signed a letter of intent Oct. 26 to jointly develop innovative ways to provide health and wellness services in communities they serve. The first example of the work they plan on doing is the development of a health and wellness center, featuring rehab, fitness, primary care and other services on Padden Parkway in Vancouver, Wash... Read More >>

Swedish Edmonds gets set for major expansion

Swedish Edmonds is in the final stages of constructing a 77,000-square-foot addition to the hospital-- its largest expansion in 40 years. The project includes a new state-of-the-art emergency department with private rooms that reduce patient wait times, a new outpatient diagnostic imaging center and upgraded facilities to better serve patients in mental health crisis.... Read More >>

2015 PAC Campaign Continues to Make Progress

The 2015 campaign continues to make great progress. Since our last update at the end of September, several more members have reached their individual tile-WHPAC-logohospital/health system goal.... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins releases a new white paper exploring Telehealth

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins has released a new paper entitled Telehealth: The Integration of Telecommunications into Patient/Provider Encounters. It explores how telehealth has impacted the physician-patient experience, how widespread telehealth solutions have become national, typical reimbursements and the most common telehealth platforms adopted.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/22/15

Member news headlines from Oct. 22, 2015.... Read More >>

Rockwood Health System launches virtual doctor visits

Rockwood Health System, which operates Deaconess and Valley Hospitals in Spokane, recently launched VirtualHealthNow, which allows patients to have a doctor visit via a mobile device, tablet or computer 24... Read More >>

WSHA presents husband-wife pair Renee and Tom Jensen with annual Joe Hopkins Award

For the first time in its history, the Washington State Hospital Association awarded the prestigious Joe Hopkins Memorial Award for outstanding leadership to two CEOs: Renee Jensen, CEO of Summit Pacific Medical Center, and Tom Jensen, CEO of Grays Harbor Community Hospital. The two leaders were identified by the committee of past recipients for their excellence in serving their communities.... Read More >>

Gregg Davidson will chair WSHA

Gregg Davidson, Superintendent and CEO of Skagit Regional Health, has been elected Chair of the Washington State Hospital Association. As Chair, Davidson will preside over the Board of Trustees and lead... Read More >>

“Achieving Best Care” award recognizes hospitals’ achievement in improving patient safety

The 2015 “Washington State Hospital Association Achieving Best Care” award recognizes achievements in making health care safer. “When it comes to our hospitals’ achievements in patient safety, Washington state has... Read More >>

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