Weekly Report for September 3, 2015 – A safer birth for mothers and babies

September 3, 2015 A safer birth for mothers and babies   This week we were excited to announce that Washington’s cesarean section (C-section) rates are at their lowest levels since... Read More >>

MultiCare Helps Lead the Way in Detecting Heart Defects in Newborns

In 2008, MultiCare, a WSHA member and Tacoma-based health system, was one of the first hospitals in the state to begin researching the effectiveness of pulse oximetry screening for detecting congenital... Read More >>

Besler Consulting: helping members manage changing payment models

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Besler Consulting, provides revenue consulting that helps health care organizations navigate changing payment models. Their recent blog posts on dedicated observation units and bundled payments... Read More >>

DOH alert to hospitals: network downtime

The state Department of Health’s licensing system, ILRS, will be down over the coming weekend from 8 a.m. on August 22 through 5 p.m. on August 23. This is necessary... Read More >>

Sign of big changes coming: RFP out for integrated Medicaid contract

Last week, the Health Care Authority released a request for proposal (RFP) for the integrated Medicaid contract for Clark and Skamania Counties (see it here). At this time, the southwest region... Read More >>

Time to dig deep on key issues at WSHA annual meeting 

Some of the most pressing challenges facing WSHA members will be addressed in four “Strategy Sessions” to be presented during WSHA’s Annual Meeting, October 7-8, including: Implementing Population Health: From... Read More >>

Proposed pharmacy compounding rules – your input is needed

The Pharmacy Commission released its second draft rule for sterile compounding Aug. 11. The draft rule aims to provide minimum standards for all licensed facilities that compound sterile drugs. Hospitals... Read More >>

PeaceHealth welcomes new CEO

Liz Dunne will take over as president and CEO of PeaceHealth Nov. 1. She is currently a community CEO for Providence Health & Systems South Bay region in Calif.; she... Read More >>

Fires in Chelan

Like the rest of the state, we at WSHA have been watching the progress of the enormous Chelan complex fire and talking regularly with our friends in the area. With... Read More >>

PeaceHealth St. John helps mentor young riders at bike rodeo

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview recently teamed up with the Longview Police Department to hold a bike rodeo, teaching more than 50 local children the essentials of bike... Read More >>

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