Second cohort of Washington hospitals to launch TeamBirth for safer labor, deliveries

Six more hospitals in Washington have committed to join the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and Ariadne Labs to implement TeamBirth: a best practices program that centers the patient in all health care decisions made throughout labor, delivery and postpartum... Read More >>

Second TeamBirth cohort to launch week of April 22

The second cohort of hospitals participating in TeamBirth will launch the program the week of April 22. TeamBirth is a best practices program that centers the patient in all health care decisions made throughout labor, delivery and postpartum. WSHA and Ariadne Labs have partnered to implement TeamBirth... Read More >>

Hospital staffing committee charters due July 1; charter template available

As part of Washington State’s new hospital staffing law – Senate Bill 5236 – hospital staffing committees (HSCs) are required to draft a charter outlining procedures for electing co-chairs, member roles and responsibilities, meeting schedules, and processes by which complaints will be reviewed and resolved... Read More >>

Register now for next WSHA SOGI webinar April 23 featuring Beau Ohlgren

WSHA is hosting a three-part webinar series this spring providing training and guidance for hospital leadership and staff to create safe, respectful and affirming experiences for patients when collecting gender identity and sexual orientation (SOGI) information... Read More >>

Important deadlines approaching for hospital staffing law

Three months into the implementation of RCW 70.41.420 (2023), hospital staffing committees (HSC) across the state are hard at work. With just three more months to go until the next big deadline, here is a look at some important upcoming dates to mark on your calendars... Read More >>

Get the FAQs on Washington’s hospital staffing law

As part of the Working Together for Patient Care effort, WSHA has drafted up a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document to serve as a resource... Read More >>

Sentinel Network offers opportunity to have your workforce concerns heard by lawmakers

Workforce issues continue to be a top priority for hospitals across the state. During the legislative session there are almost always pieces of legislation or budget items with workforce implications... Read More >>

Webinar: Promoting hospitals’ role in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Join WSHA and the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) from 11 a.m. to noon April 10 for a webinar about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and the tools available from the Starts with One campaign assist hospitals in collection... Read More >>

WSHA to host cybersecurity event onto elevate, evolve cybersecurity leadership skills

WSHA will host a cybersecurity event from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22 at The Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to elevate and evolve cybersecurity professionals’ skills by providing proven best practices in the field... Read More >>

UW Addictions, Drug, and Alcohol Institute to offer in-person trainings on caring for individuals with behavioral health concerns

The University of Washington Addictions, Drug, and Alcohol Institute (ADAI) is hosting in-person trainings May 3 and 29 for those interested in learning how to better care for individuals with behavioral health concerns... Read More >>

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