Measles outbreak in Clark County illustrates importance of vaccination

Washington’s Clark County is currently experiencing a measles outbreak that has led Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency. I am heartbroken that members of our Pacific Northwest community are being painfully impacted by this preventable disease. ... Read More >>

Seattle Children’s Research Institute partners with Center for Infectious Disease Research

Late last year, the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and Seattle Children’s Research Institute joined forces in a collaborative effort to combine resources and best address infectious diseases. Infectious diseases negatively impact many individuals and communities. The combined team of world-class researchers is leveraging the strengths of each organization to develop vaccines, therapies and... Read More >>

From Inside Olympia: Hearings on public option for health care coverage, CN exemption

This week, the House Health Care & Wellness Committee held a hearing on HB 1523, which would offer Washingtonians the option to purchase lower-costing health insurance coverage on the Health Benefit Exchange (the individual market). ... Read More >>

Welcome new Industry Partner – LifeNet Health: Washington’s full-service tissue agency

LifeNet Health is the only full-service tissue bank in the Pacific Northwest that recovers, prepares and distributes tissue for transplantation, medical research and education. ... Read More >>

Important information for charity care compliance: HHS publishes 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines

The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has established the 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines. ... Read More >>

Staffing resources for WSHA members this flu season

This flu season will not only increase admissions to your facilities, but it will also affect your employees and negatively impact your ability to staff at adequate levels. ... Read More >>

The Joint Commission proposes antimicrobial stewardship elements for ambulatory care

The Joint Commission (TJC) has recently proposed ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship elements. The proposals are open for review and feedback through Feb. 18, 2019. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 1/31/2019

Recent member news from the Jan. 31, 2019, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

Legislative session already moving fast with nurse staffing hearings

It’s just the second week of the state legislative session, but we have already had hearings on a key issue for health care leaders: nurse staffing. ... Read More >>

Registration is open for Spring 2019 LEAD Academy

Classes are filling quickly so reserve your spot today. Classes start April 3 at Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake and April 26 at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.... Read More >>

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