WSHA presents Providence Mount Carmel Hospital with Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award

WSHA presented Providence Mount Carmel Hospital with its 2022 Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award for its work reducing the frequency of patient falls.... Read More >>

With rigid staffing standards bill advancing, hospitals anticipate impact to care, cuts to services

Rigid hospital staffing legislation currently under consideration by the Washington State Senate will make permanent the pandemic care delays in hospitals large and small across the state... Read More >>

Hospital Staffing Bill Advances, Threatening Health Care in Washington State

Unfortunately, the Washington State House of Representatives passed House Bill 1868 this weekend. While the bill was somewhat modified, its most onerous provisions remain, including rigid ratios that will lead to hospital care delays and increased costs... Read More >>

Staffing legislation’s one-size-fits-all approach will increase health care costs and make care delays permanent

Two bills currently under consideration by the Washington State Legislature could have dire consequences for Washingtonians’ access to lifesaving health care. House Bill 1868 and Senate Bill 5751 impose rigid staffing standards, raising health care costs and limiting access... Read More >>

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 >>

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