Federal judge rules CMS exceeded authority in hospital clinic cuts

A federal judge ruled in favor of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and hospital organizations, including Olympic Medical Center, saying that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) exceeded its statutory authority when it reduced payments for hospital outpatient clinics grandfathered under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. ... Read More >>

AHA and other hospital organizations file amicus brief in support of WA-led effort to block public charge rule

The American Hospital Association (AHA), with America’s Essential Hospitals, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the Children’s Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals, has filed an amicus brief in support of WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s petition to block the Trump Administration implementation of its public charge rule.... Read More >>

Are you taking full advantage of all of WSHA’s sepsis resources?

This Sepsis Awareness Month, the WSHA Safety & Quality team is working to ensure that all WSHA members have the resources and support needed to protect patients and save lives through the early identification and treatment of sepsis. ... Read More >>

Annual Meeting speaker spotlight: Chris McChesney

Chris McChesney is the co-author of the world's best-selling book on strategy execution.... Read More >>

Kittitas Valley Healthcare improves communication by emphasizing patient input

Kittitas Valley Healthcare’s journey to develop Total Joint Surgical Packets started with a post-op meeting. The patient had just undergone a joint replacement.... Read More >>

Fluoroquinolones associated with heart valve problems

According to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, exposure to fluoroquinolone antibiotics is linked to a heightened risk of left-sided valvular regurgitation. ... Read More >>

Rosemary Mitchell Grant joins WSHA as new sepsis director

Fittingly, this Sepsis Awareness Month the WSHA Safety & Quality team is thrilled to announce that WSHA has hired a new safety & quality director with a sepsis and readmission management focus.... Read More >>

2019 WHPAC campaign update and appreciation dinner

Our 2019 WHPAC campaign is well underway. ... Read More >>

WSHA to host regional hospital staff collaborative meetings

This fall, WSHA will host our regional hospital staffing collaborative meetings. ... Read More >>

Jefferson Healthcare tackles infection prevention with team-based approach

For Jefferson Healthcare, infection prevention is particularly important. ... Read More >>

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