Behavioral health webinar focuses on developing effective patient plans

Most health care workers are attracted to their work because, at the most basic level, they want to help people. Developing connections and bonds with patients is very important and can be a medium for helping patients get optimal health care.... Read More >>

DOH calls for infection preventionist mentors for SNFs

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Healthcare Association Infections Program is planning to begin a mentoring call series for infection preventionists in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).... Read More >>

Nominate a Nurse Leader from the Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders

The Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders (NWONL) is preparing to recognize accomplished nurse leaders in Oregon and Washington.... Read More >>

HCA releases toolkit to help address opioid epidemic

WSHA has teamed up with the Washington State Healthcare Authority to share an Opioids 101 Toolkit.... Read More >>

The Washington POLST clinician toolkit: Best practices to ensure person-centered care

Honoring Choices PNW is pleased to present the Washington POLST Clinician Toolkit at an upcoming webinar from 12-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.... Read More >>

Health care waivers and some masking requirements remain as Washington reopens

As Washington State fully reopens, we want to offer a reminder that masks are still required in health care settings, even for those who are fully vaccinated.... Read More >>

COVID-19 vaccine risk and antibody treatment update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has alerted the health care community of a “probable association” between myocarditis and some COVID-19 vaccines.... 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 >>

Celebrate Juneteenth by working towards health equity

Today, President Biden will sign the federal legislation commemorating Juneteenth as a national holiday. ... Read More >>

Pilot test for a new AHRQ diagnostic measurement resource

MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety and Baylor College of Medicine are inviting 20 United States health care organizations to field test a newly developed AHRQ diagnostic safety measurement resource.... Read More >>

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