A safe place in the city

While Seattle is one of America’s most progressive cities, members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer/questioning (LGBTQ) can still be subject to crimes and discrimination. To offer support to members of the community feeling harassed or in danger, UW Medicine recently became a member of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) Safe Place program and converted all its single-stall bathrooms to gender-neutral.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 7/14/2016

Recent member news from the July 14, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Court ruling calls for improvements to long-term mental health care

Last Friday, frustrated Superior Court Commissioner Craig Adams issued a historic court opinion, ordering the state to start work immediately to improve the long-term mental health system and the capacity of Western State Hospital. The commissioner’s ruling does not just sound the alarm bell; it requires specific steps be taken. It also directs WSHA to be a partner in selecting a special master to oversee compliance with the court’s order.... Read More >>

InSight offers perspectives on minority mental health awareness

In support of raising awareness of the specific mental health challenges facing minority populations, Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner InSight shared several bulletins that they have produced on this topic.... Read More >>

SUNRx offers 340b solutions

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner SUNRx, an Industry leader in the 340b prescription program, now offers variable pricing structures, which allows you to optimize your 340b program. The new pricing models include switch fee model pricing, which allows easier access to their solutions, which already boast the lowest prices and the most compliant 340b program nationwide.... Read More >>

House calls for heart health

Nearly one in four Americans needs to readmitted to the hospital following heart failure. However, Virginia Mason is working on a new way to knock that number down. In June 2015, it launched the program Heart to Heart with partner Kelly-Ross Pharmacy Group to do home visits with patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure once a month for three months after being discharged.... Read More >>

Save the date for accounts payable webinar

On Wednesday, July 20, from 12-1 p.m., Washington Hospital Services, in partnership with Commerce Bank, is offering members an educational webinar to learn how to generate revenue from within your existing accounts payable processes.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 7/7/2016

Recent member news from the July 7, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Providence Health & Services, St. Joseph Health officially merge, commit to improving mental health

Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health have come together to create Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit health and social services system that will serve as the parent organization for more than 100,000 caregivers across seven states. The newly formed system celebrated its first day by committing to be a catalyst for improving mental health care in the United States.... Read More >>

Surgery expansion in rural Washington

Pullman Regional Hospital recently received a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust to help fund the expansion of surgical services and upgrade operating room technology. The grant is for $250,000 and will complement donations made through the hospital’s 2016 Annual Giving for Excellence Fund, which supports the Surgery Expansion Project.... Read More >>

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