WSHA to host media briefing April 23 on 2023 hospital finances

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) will host a media briefing from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, revealing the complete results of its 2023 financial survey of Washington state hospitals... Read More >>

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 >>

Washington State health care organizations partner to reduce stigma, encourage support for people suffering from substance use disorder

WSHA will partner 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 >>

Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn to serve as WSHA board chair

As chair, Glenn will preside over the board of directors and help lead the hospital association’s work for the coming year... Read More >>

WSHA presents Samaritan Healthcare CEO Theresa Sullivan with Joe Hopkins Memorial Award

The honor is bestowed annually as a lifetime achievement award for a health care leader who has made outstanding contributions to health care in the state, especially to rural health care... Read More >>

WSHA honors Ocean Beach Hospital Commissioner Nancy Gorshe with Ben Lindekugel Governance Excellence Award

The award recognizes Gorshe’s continuing commitment to health care leadership in Southwest Washington and her advocacy on behalf of hospitals across the state... Read More >>

WSHA presents 2023 Community Health Leadership Award to Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

VMFH has been active in using a public health approach to preventing violence since 2010. Their goals include preventing gun violence, reducing suicide and responding to human trafficking... Read More >>

WSHA rolls out TeamBirth to 15 hospitals across Washington

The first 15 hospitals represent the first cohort of program adoptees, and WSHA plans to continue rolling out the program in three subsequent cohorts, with a goal of 100 percent program adoption among the state’s birthing hospitals... Read More >>

Hospital association files lawsuit to preserve access to care for Washington patients

Today the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) filed a legal challenge to the state Department of Health’s new interpretation of the state’s charity care law... Read More >>

PRESS RELEASE: Access to services remain under pressure as hospital financial challenges continue

Contact: Beth Zborowski SEATTLE ꟷ  Results of the most recent financial survey of Washington’s hospitals shows operating losses of nearly $750 million. These losses represent a -4.6% operating margin.... Read More >>

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