Distressed Hospital Grant applications are now open

The Health Care Authority released the Distressed Hospital Grant application. You can view and apply for the grant here.... Read More >>

Washington State health care organizations partner to reduce stigma, encourage support for people suffering from substance use disorder

WSHA will partner with Thriving Together NCW and the Grand Columbia Health Alliance to launch the BeThere campaign across Central and Eastern Washington to reduce stigma and encourage support for people suffering from substance use disorder... Read More >>

Washington Hospital Services announces the 2023 Top Performer Award recipients

WHS is thrilled to announce the winners of the Top Performer Award for 2023. The WHS Top Performer program is voluntary and requires participating members to address workplace safety, reduce employee injuries and illnesses, or enhance the safety culture to improve the overall safety of the workplace for employees, vendors and visitors. Each winning member receives a monetary award and a commemorative plaque.... Read More >>

Member spotlight: Summit Pacific Medical Center plans expansion

Summit Pacific will double its acute care beds from 10 to 20, with the flexibility to accommodate up to 25 beds, ensuring increased capacity to meet growing demand.... Read More >>

Member spotlight: Fred Hutch launches free AI-powered chatbot app to help people quit smoking

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center researchers, led by Dr. Jonathan Bricker, launched an AI-powered chatbot app called QuitBot to help more people successfully quit smoking cigarettes.... Read More >>

Member spotlight: Virginia Mason Medical Center sees early success with TeamBirth implementation

Virginia Mason Medical Center has seen more than 115 new births since the implementation of TeamBirth, an industry-standard process to improve communication, teamwork and shared decision making throughout the birthing process, giving every person a chance at a safe, dignified childbirth experience.... Read More >>

Member spotlight: Congratulations to Trail Blazer Award winners

Arbor Health Morton, UW Medicine/UW Physicians and Kaiser Permanente received the Trail Blazer Award for demonstrating adherence to best practices that are concordant with Bree Collaborative recommendations.  ... Read More >>

Member Spotlight: UW Medicine offers breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug

UW Medicine’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center treated its first patient with the new Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab, on Dec. 1. The drug has been shown to reduce cognitive decline in patients with early Alzheimer’s disease.... Read More >>

Jefferson Healthcare introduces mobile MRI for seamless care

While Jefferson Healthcare’s building expansion project is ongoing, the hospital’s MRI machine will be temporarily unavailable.... Read More >>

Seattle Children’s launches BrainChild Bio to accelerate CAR T-cell therapies for children with brain tumors

Seattle Children's launched BrainChild Bio, Inc. to accelerate the advancement of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies in central nervous system (CNS) tumors.... Read More >>

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