Cordant introduces new program to help fight opioid epidemic

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Cordant Health Solutions has introduced a new drug take back program to its already existing toxicology services. According to a study done by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 62 percent of teens who have taken prescription medication for no medical reasons said they did so because they had easy access to the drugs in their parent’s medicine cabinets. ... Read More >>

Court ruling in ACLU/Skagit case

On Wednesday, the Skagit County Superior Court ruled against Skagit Regional Health in the lawsuit over whether the public hospital district is providing pregnancy termination services in line with the state’s Reproductive Privacy Act. Skagit and the Washington State Hospital Association are disappointed in the ruling.... Read More >>

WhidbeyHealth name change becomes official

Whidbey General Hospital officially made the switch to new name WhidbeyHealth June 13, and the health system celebrated the change with an unveiling of its new signage in front of medical center.... Read More >>

A seamless patient experience

Skagit Regional Health and Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics joined together on June 1 as one, connected health care system to serve the needs of patients in Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties. Now — Skagit Regional Health which includes Skagit Valley Hospital and Skagit Regional Clinics — is leasing and operating Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics in a 30-year agreement. ... Read More >>

CMS Rural Road Trip to visit Olympic Peninsula

Officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will travel to five WSHA member facilities on the Olympic Peninsula June 21-23, holding 90-minute opening listening and learning session to share current legislative initiatives and engage communities on current concerns. They will visit Jefferson Healthcare, Olympic Medical Center, Forks Community Hospital, Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Mason General Hospital.... Read More >>

Taking rural health care into the future

Since becoming a critical access hospital in 2003, Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville has been caring for the residents in the rural communities of Stevens County, upper portions of Pend Oreille County and portions of Ferry County. This spring, it was named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association.... Read More >>

Jailing a hospital administrator for treating the sickest

Newly-appointed Western State Hospital CEO Cheryl Strange is facing possible jail time for refusing to comply with a court order to admit a particular patient currently being served through single bed certification at a WSHA member hospital. Strange said she wouldn’t override the hospital’s waiting list, where other patients who are sicker have priority.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 6/16/2016

Recent member news from the June 16, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Industry Partner Webcast: Keep your off-sites safe, sustainable and compliant

Please join us June 22 from noon to 1pm for a presentation by Michael Geller from Providence Health and Services and WHS Industry Partner Stericycle on how to create safe, sustainable and compliant systems for pharmacy waste in offsite locations.... Read More >>

Rural hospitals keeping Washington healthy

Rural hospitals face unique challenges and opportunities every day. Situated across our state’s beautiful countryside, they help ensure that everyone in Washington has access to high quality health care to keep living healthy, fulfilling lives. They also bring jobs as well as economic stability to their communities, serving as a conduit to emergency services and primary care.... Read More >>

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