Swedish First Hill cuts juice from pediatric menu

Swedish First Hill has removed fruit juice from its routine pediatric menu, and it believes it may be the first in the state — and even the country — to do so. The change is aimed to make hospital stays healthier for their youngest patients, as fruit juice contains high levels of fructose that can be harmful. In the most extreme cases, excessive fructose intake can build up excessive fat in the liver, much like alcohol abuse. ... Read More >>

Celebrating the holidays across Washington State (part 2)

Hospitals across Washington State are celebrating the holidays in their own unique ways!... Read More >>

Recent member news: 12/24/15

Recent member news from the Dec. 24, 2015 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Celebrating the holidays across Washington State

Hospitals across Washington State have their own ways of celebrating the holidays each December, with special festivities that make the season bright. Here are a few of the ways WSHA members celebrate the holidays.... Read More >>

Welcome new members Western State, Eastern State hospitals

WSHA would like to welcome Washington State’s psychiatric hospitals Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital as members in 2016. Both hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission (TJC) and certified by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ... Read More >>

Fred Hutch researchers find promise in treating pancreatic cancer in mice

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers Dr. Sunil Hingorani and Dr. Phil Greenberg have found that a specialized type of immunotherapy has boosted pancreatic cancer survival rates in mice by more than 75 percent, even when used without chemotherapy or radiation. The results are so promising that human clinical trials are planned within the next year.... Read More >>

New Industry Partners: InSight and Hospital Careers

Washington Hospital Services is pleased to introduce its two newest partners InSight and Hospital Careers! InSight is the leading national telepsychiatry service provider organization with a mission to increase access to quality behavioral health care through telehealth.... Read More >>

Network Services Solutions will exhibit at HIMSS16

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Network Services Solutions (NSS) will attend and exhibit their services at HIMSS16 (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Conference in Las Vegas Feb. 29 to March 4, 2016, at booth number 8451. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building and professional development on how to best use information technology to improve healthcare outcomes.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 12/17/15

Recent member news from the Dec. 17, 2015 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Best Wishes for Two Retiring Member Hospital Chief Financial Officers

WSHA gave a fond farewell to two retiring member hospital Chief Financial Officers at its recent meeting of the WSHA Chief Financial Officer Advisory Group. ... Read More >>

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