EvergreenHealth CFO honored at Women of Color Empowered luncheon

EvergreenHealth CFO Chrissy Yamada was selected as one of Northwest Asian Weekly’s Women of Color Empowered luncheon honorees Sept. 18. Three times each year, the award program celebrates women from diverse backgrounds who have broken through race and gender barriers in the workplace. She joined 12 others in accepting the honor. Under Chrissy’s leadership, EvergreenHealth... Read More >>

UW Medical Center keeps transplanted hearts beating

The University of Washington Medical Center Regional Heart Center is one of seven sites nationwide chosen to perform a clinical trial for a new system for transplanting warm, beating hearts. The system has been dubbed “heart in a box,” and it preserves the organ for as long as 11 hours, nearly three times longer than... Read More >>

Join us to learn, celebrate and be inspired

Almost everyone on the WSHA staff is involved in preparing for our Annual Meeting coming up Oct. 7-8 in Seattle. We hope our colorful graphic for the Annual Meeting has caught your attention. We’re working hard to deliver on the theme of “Health Care 2.0: Innovation, Insights and Imperatives.” The agenda includes dynamic speakers who are... Read More >>

Weekly Report: Join us to learn, celebrate and be inspired

Almost everyone on the WSHA staff is involved in preparing for our Annual Meeting coming up Oct. 7-8 in Seattle. We hope our colorful graphic for the Annual Meeting has caught your attention. We’re working hard to deliver on the theme of “Health Care 2.0: Innovation, Insights and Imperatives.” The agenda includes dynamic speakers who are... Read More >>

Whitepaper looks at how population health changes staffing needs

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins released a new paper titled Population Health Management and Physician Staffing, which focuses on the physician and other healthcare professional staffing requirements necessary to implement and execute this emerging delivery model. Please find a preview copy of the paper here. To get a complimentary full copy of the paper or... Read More >>

Webcast: Preparing members for voting on changes to bylaws

WSHA members will be asked to vote on a number of proposed changes to the WSHA bylaws at the Oct. 7 WSHA Business Meeting (part of the Annual Meeting). Members of WSHA’s Governance of the Future Task Force will present a webcast Sept. 28 from 10-11 a.m. to detail the proposed bylaws changes. We encourage WSHA... Read More >>

CHI Franciscan gets funds to report antibiotic use

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist Washington hospitals in reporting antimicrobial use through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use and Resistance module. CHI Franciscan Health was recently selected to receive funding to establish NHSN antibiotic use reporting capability in six of... Read More >>

WSHA policy director appointed to sexual assault exam task force

We are pleased to announce that Policy Director Zosia Stanley has been appointed to represent WSHA at the Washington State Untested Sexual Assault Examination Kits Task Force. The task force, established by HB 1068 during the 2015 legislative session, will review best practice models for managing all aspects of sexual assault examinations and reducing the... Read More >>

Join us for the PAC Appreciation Dinner Oct. 7th

Join us for the PAC Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, Oct. 7, as part of the Annual Meeting. This year’s dinner will be in the private room at the Space Needle’s 100-foot skyline level, which offers a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of Seattle and the surrounding mountains. Prior to dinner, guests will get tickets to walk through... Read More >>

WHPAC is $85k toward $200k goal

The 2015 WHPAC campaign is in full swing. To date, we have raised more than $85,000 toward our $200,000 goal. Though we are still early in the campaign, we have 10 members that have reached their goals. Congratulations to the leadership teams at: Capital Medical Center Cascade Medical Center Fairfax Hospital Mason General Hospital &... Read More >>

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