WSHA’s statement on Gov. Inslee’s 2022 supplemental budget

WSHA appreciates the investments the governor makes in the health care. Unfortunately, new health care spending is focused on transitioning out of federal pandemic programs... Read More >>

Cascade Medical Center CEO Diane Blake becomes WSHA board chair

Leavenworth-based Cascade Medical Center CEO Diane Blake has been elected board chair of the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA). As chair, Blake will preside over the Board of Directors and help lead the hospital association’s work for the coming year... Read More >>

WSHA honors Confluence Health CEO Dr. Peter Rutherford with Joe Hopkins Memorial Award

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) presented Confluence Health CEO Dr. Peter Rutherford with the 2021 Joe Hopkins Memorial Award during the association’s Annual Meeting eSeries event Oct. 28.... Read More >>

WSHA presents 2021 Community Health Leadership Award to state hospitals, health care leaders

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) on Oct. 28 presented its annual Community Health Leadership Award to five recipients for their work serving the community in innovative ways through the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More >>

Washington State Hospital Association Statement Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Hospital and Health System Workers

During its most recent meeting, the Washington State Hospital Association Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting COVID-19 vaccination requirements for health care workers... 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 >>

Washington State Hospital Association Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholding the Affordable Care Act

The Washington State Hospital Association is celebrating the United States Supreme Court’s rejection today of the third major challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).... Read More >>

Alert from 3M leads to discovery of counterfeit N95 respirators in Washington state

The hospital association and several members are awaiting analysis of the remaining lots. At this point, the issue impacts dozens of hospitals across the state and the supply of hundreds of thousands of N95 masks... 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 >>

WSHA ships 150,000 needed N95 masks to Washington hospitals

The association plans to send masks to hospitals and health systems with the greatest need across the state.... Read More >>

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