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 >>

Webcast on effective payment strategies for accounts payable

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Commerce Bank will host an educational webcast from 12-1pm May 18 about how hospitals have been able to create an efficient and profitable accounts payable department. ... Read More >>

Incyte Diagnostics announces new leadership

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Incyte Diagnostics has announced two new leadership changes they would like to announce to WSHA members. Tom Rehwald has assumed the responsibilities of CEO, and Tom Legel has become the new CFO.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 5/5/2016

Recent member news from the May 5, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Taking health care to the air

KVH recently finished work on a helipad that will make the process of landing a helicopter at the hospital quicker, easier and — perhaps most importantly —safer. By having a dedicated helipad, pilots have a clear flight path and don’t need to maneuver around cars.... Read More >>

Using telemedicine to help expand access to psychiatric services

Washington State has made significant advances in expanding access to telemedicine-based care, passing telemedicine bills in 2015 and 2016 with WSHA’s strong support and advocacy. Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner InSight has written a bulletin exploring how telemedicine — specifically telepsychiatry — can help bring psychiatric care to places where it is not readily available.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/28/2016

Recent member news from the April 28, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Use WSHA’s free program to easily secure temporary nursing and other clinical staff you need

Washington Hospital Services provides WSHA members with free access to the Washington State Registry Program. Since its inception, this program has helped fill more than 12,400 vital contract and per-diem shifts throughout Washington State.... Read More >>

Hospital Financial Assistance/Charity Care Webinar – Important information on standards for charity care applications and communication

WSHA will host a members-only webinar on the WSHA-developed standard financial assistance application form and standard financial assistance communication plan for Washington State hospitals. The WSHA Board recommends that every hospital in Washington State adopt these documents.... Read More >>

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