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 >>

STAR Network aims to enhance care for sepsis survivors beyond the hospital through collaboration and real-time care coordination

Hospitals across Washington state are joining together to change the odds for sepsis survivors. The new Sepsis Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Network is providing hospitals and post-acute care facilities, with access to real-time information on sepsis survivor care events to improve outcomes and long-term recovery for sepsis survivors... Read More >>

Congratulations Community Health Leadership Award winners: Seattle Children’s, MultiCare Health System

Congratulations Seattle Children’s and MultiCare Health System for receiving this year’s Community Health Leadership Award at WSHA’s Annual Meeting Oct. 9.... Read More >>

Providence Health Care opens intensive outpatient behavioral health program

To help address Eastern Washington’s continuing need for behavioral health care, Providence Health Care has opened RISE, an outpatient behavioral health program for adults and adolescents. As a day program, RISE — which stands for Resources, Insight, Support and Empowerment — allows patients to return home at the end of the day to continue building family and community relationships.... Read More >>

Get your flu vaccine to save lives

Remember to get your flu vaccine! Getting your flu vaccine is not just the best way to protect yourself from getting sick, but it is also a way to protect vulnerable members of our community. The very young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems can be unsuitable for vaccinations. By getting vaccinated, you can literally save the lives of those who cannot protect themselves from the flu.... Read More >>

Oct. 14-20 is International Infection Prevention Week

This week is International Infection Prevention Week. Infection prevention is especially important in health care settings, as about one-in-25 hospital patients suffers at least one health-care-associated infection, and 75,000 patients will die this year from an infection while hospitalized.... Read More >>

WSHA, OAHHS partner to establish Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) have established the Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership. The new partnership combines health care quality and safety initiatives from both associations to serve all 169 hospitals and health systems in Washington state and Oregon, making health care safer for patients and caregivers in both states.... Read More >>

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