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Winter weather delays vaccinations across the country

The recent winter weather has shut down some COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Washington state and disrupted the national vaccine supply chain, delaying vaccine shipments across the country. This has forced many clinics across the state to reschedule many appointments... Read More >>

Joining the Nurse Licensure Compact would enable hospitals to add needed nurses quickly to staff beds to better serve patients

Washington state has an opportunity in 2021 to join the Nurse Licensure Compact, which is a 34-state partnership that allows nurses to practice across state lines... Read More >>

Follow-up: WSHA Virtual Press Conference

Today Washington state’s 112 hospitals and health systems announced the launch of a public education campaign to encourage people to avoid delaying care for new or chronic medical concerns, and reassure them that care can be safely accessed – even during a pandemic... Read More >>

Media Advisory: Washington health care providers unite to address misconceptions, encourage appropriate use of health care

Washington state’s 112 hospitals and health systems are launching a public education campaign to address these concerns and encourage people to get care when they need it... Read More >>

WSHA statement on Gov. Inslee’s guidelines for non-urgent surgeries

This much-needed clarification will help ensure patients are able to get the care they need, when they need it, maintaining the quality of life for our friends, family and neighbors.... Read More >>

Hospitals encourage communities to get routine care, don’t become an emergency

Life is on pause, but your health care needs are not. Please seek care when you need it so you don't become an emergency.... Read More >>

Language access supports during COVID-19

The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) have each compiled a list of the best COVID-19 resources in multiple languages.... Read More >>

Encourage your community to stay home and stay safe

The sunny weather and spring religious holidays are tempting many members of our communities to become complacent about physical distancing.... Read More >>

National emergency declaration provides flexibility the health system needs as patient care demands increase

Today’s declaration of a national emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak is welcome news to Washington’s hospitals.... Read More >>

WSHA statement on hospital preparedness

WSHA is available to provide a statewide perspective on hospital readiness and activities surrounding the response to COVID-19.... Read More >>

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