Providence Everett teams up for nutrition awareness event

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett teamed up with Sodexo and the nonprofit MALDEF to host a nutritional awareness event Sept. 26 for Latino families. A crowd of more than 60 attended the two-piece workshop to learn about health and nutrition, learning new recipes and sampling some tasty, healthy food. ... Read More >>

Register now for the Choosing Wisely Summit Oct. 30

Join health care leaders and stakeholders on Friday, Oct. 30 for Improving Value in Health Care: The Choosing Wisely Summit, a day-long, in-depth forum focusing on ways to provide safer, higher-quality, value driven care to patients. ... Read More >>

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance updates, relaunches brand

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) gave its brand a makeover Oct. 6, unveiling a new look and a new tagline: “Better Together.” The new brand is designed to reiterate the strength the alliance offers patients in partnership with its three founding partners: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine.... Read More >>

Critical role of hospitals in breastfeeding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a “Vital Signs” report last week on how hospitals can help encourage and support new mothers in breastfeeding their newborns. Hospital practices in the first hours and days after birth make the difference in whether and how long babies are breastfed.... Read More >>

Sunnyside breaks ground on new oncology center

Sunnyside Community Hospital broke ground Sept. 29 on its new oncology center, which will offer Sunnyside residents a place to get preventative care and cancer treatment close to home. Presently,... Read More >>

Fall: Reflections and Directions

Fall is sometimes noted by the return of football, or the beginning of school, or the harvest or the equinox. But at WSHA, fall is truly marked by the Annual Meeting. Last week gave us our annual opportunity to scan the horizon and think deeply about how health care is changing to better meet patients’ needs.... Read More >>

Two Joe Hopkins Awards Winners

For the first time in its history, the Washington State Hospital Association awarded two prestigious Joe Hopkins Memorial Awards for outstanding leadership: Renee Jensen, CEO of Summit Pacific Medical Center... Read More >>

“Achieving Best Care” award recognizes hospitals’ achievement in improving patient safety

The 2015 “Washington State Hospital Association Achieving Best Care” award recognizes achievements in making health care safer. “When it comes to our hospitals’ achievements in patient safety, Washington state has... Read More >>

Gregg Davidson will chair WSHA

Gregg Davidson, Superintendent and CEO of Skagit Regional Health, has been elected Chair of the Washington State Hospital Association. As Chair, Davidson will preside over the Board of Trustees and lead... Read More >>

Weekly Report: A great success!

We had a great time at WSHA's 83rd Annual Meeting, and we hope you did too. This week's Weekly Report is short while we regroup, but we'll be back at full strength next week.... Read More >>

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