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Connecting critical data for comprehensive care management

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Zeomega has created an educational video that attempts to answer the question of how you can break the silos and connect critical data for truly patient-centered, comprehensive care management. The video demonstrates how Zeomega’s solution could allow WSHA members to share information and work collaboratively to improve patient health. ... Read More >>

A week to celebrate hospitals and nurses

In health care, we’re in the business of helping people. At WSHA, we help by supporting our members, helping them provide high-quality care to their patients and their communities. However, our hospital and health system members are the ones who are on the ground level, helping people every day as they walk through the doors of the emergency department, check in for surgery or come to a clinic for a check-up.... Read More >>

Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis awarded by AHA

Eric Lewis, Olympic Medical Center chief executive officer, has been awarded a Grassroots Champion Award for the state of Washington by the American Hospital Association (AHA). The award is given to one leader in each state who effectively delivers the hospital message to elected officials, broadens the base of community support for hospitals and advocates tirelessly on behalf of patients, hospitals and communities.... Read More >>

Improving mental health care in schools

Growing up can be hard, and sometimes a helping hand can make all the difference. Island Hospital has been offering their support to local youth in the Anacortes School District since 2013, and its Psychiatry & Behavioral Health school-intervention program has garnered national attention, receiving a $10,000 award from Jackson Healthcare for impacting underserved communities.... Read More >>

Taking the pledge at North Valley Hospital

North Valley Hospital in Tonasket held its nurse rededication ceremony May 11, saluting the work of all hard-working nurses, and giving an opportunity to recommit to the profession by restating the Florence Nightingale Pledge.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/12/2016

Recent member news from the May 12, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Cordant Health impacts clinical and financial outcomes

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Cordant Health has created a one-pager that details the benefits it can bring WSHA members with its programs for managing controlled substances. ... Read More >>

Whidbey General to become WhidbeyHealth effective June 13

Whidbey General Hospital and Clinics will officially take its new name, WhidbeyHealth, on June 13. The hospital system announced the change earlier this year, and it will be the umbrella name for all the public hospital district’s services and locations.... Read More >>

A time to celebrate nurses

Nurses put a tremendous amount of themselves into their jobs, making sacrifices and putting in hard and sometimes tiring work to care for their patients. To Arnese Stern, the director of nursing services at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket, nurses play a particularly special role in health care, as they care for patients throughout the full spectrum of life, caring for babies just after birth and holding the hands of patients at the end of life.... Read More >>

Toward health

As members and friends of WSHA know, this organization has a long and deep commitment to improving mental health care in Washington. Improving access to mental health services was our top priority this year, and the legislature made important improvements. ... Read More >>

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