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WSHA in the news: Unnecessary medical care

WSHA was recently featured in news articles about unnecessary medical care, and the costs associated with them.... Read More >>

Get your red out this Friday

Nearly half a million American women will die this year from heart disease. It is the single highest killer of American women. But there is good news. According to the American Heart Association, more than 75 percent of these deaths may be prevented.... Read More >>

WA overdose notification system about to launch

There seems to be more headlines every day about the opioid epidemic, with Tom Petty now joining the list of public figures who have fallen victim to a fatal opioid overdose. A recent article from The New York Times followed a family for an entire year as they tried to help their son overcome addiction, facing constant worry, hope and chaos.... Read More >>

Art from a new perspective

Artwork can often be found lining hospital walls across Washington State, making the environment more soothing for patients and helping them on the road to recovery. A recent exhibit at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham offered a unique perspective that patients and visitors may not have expected.... Read More >>

Washington Healthplanfinder closes open enrollment with record 242,000 sign-ups

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced today that more than 242,000 customers signed up for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) through Washington Healthplanfinder by the close of open enrollment on Jan. 15 – an eight percent increase over the previous year.... Read More >>

Welcome new affiliate member Quest Diagnostics!

Quest Diagnostics is a leading provider of diagnostic information services. Derived from the world’s largest database of clinical lab results, their diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. ... Read More >>

The crashes that didn’t happen

So much happened in 2017 that it’s easy to miss something important that didn’t happen.... Read More >>

It’s not too late to get covered

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reminding residents there is still time to sign up for 2018 health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. Washingtonians can sign up through 11:59 p.m. Monday January 15 for coverage that begins in February.... Read More >>

Safer sleep for infants

Keeping track of the best practices of safe sleeping for infants can be challenging. For some parents, current best practices may even change between having one baby and the next. ... Read More >>

U.S. News and World Report: Hospital Rankings

U.S. News and World Report is a publication well known for its rankings of schools and hospitals. This is both wildly popular and wildly contentious, since the ranking formulas are so varied (and often somewhat proprietary to the organization giving them). That said, it's still impressive to see how well Washington State hospitals match up against others.... Read More >>

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