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Transform your accounts payable operations

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner, Commerce Bank, helps member’s accounts payable department pay invoices on time and with accuracy. The time elapsed before payments are disbursed through highly manual processes, which cause all the moving parts to slow down and sets bill payments forward in slow motion, incurring additional costs along the way.... Read More >>

BloodworksNW partners with CHI Franciscan Health to collect cord blood

BloodworksNW has a new partner in its Cord Blood Program: St. Joseph Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health. Through the partnership, mothers giving birth at the Tacoma hospital can donate blood from their umbilical cords to BloodworksNW, which can then be used in lifesaving treatments and research.... Read More >>

Island Hospital CEO gets national honors from AHA

Vince Oliver, CEO and superintendent of Island Hospital, is the 2015 winner of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of small or rural hospital leaders in the country who have improved health care delivery in their communities through innovative and progressive efforts.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 12/10/15

Member news headlines from the Dec. 10, 2015 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Welcome new members: CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories and Oculus Health

WSHA would like to welcome CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories as a new member. Washington Hospital Services is proud to introduce its newest Industry Partner, Oculus Health. ... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins breaks down access to physicians, state-by-state

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins has released a state-by-state breakdown of access to physicians. This unique resource tracks 33 variables that influence access, including physicians per capita, medical residents per capita, urgent care centers per capita, Medicare and Medicaid acceptance rates, and many others.... Read More >>

Second ‘comfort home’ opens for military families at Madigan Army Medical Center

The Fisher House Foundation opened a new ‘comfort home’ Nov. 17 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) for families of Madigan Army Medical Center patients. The home is the second the foundation has donated to the medical center, and it will house 11 military families while their loved ones are hospitalized. The first house has operated at near maximum capacity for several years.... Read More >>

Group Health finds at-home kits boost colon cancer screenings

Group Health doctors recently reported that offering an in-home colon cancer screening kit makes patients more likely to get screened for the disease by offering an alternative to unpleasant colonoscopies. The kits allow patients to check their own stools for blood, alerting them to whether they need to visit their physician for further testing or treatment.... Read More >>

March of Dimes names state’s top nurses of 2015

The March of Dimes, nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, held its 12th annual Washington Nurse of the Year Awards November 20, recognizing the state’s top nurses in 19 categories for their work setting the standards of outstanding patient care.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 11/25/15

Member news headlines from the Nov. 25, 2015 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

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