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Swedish Edmonds gets set for major expansion

Swedish Edmonds is in the final stages of constructing a 77,000-square-foot addition to the hospital-- its largest expansion in 40 years. The project includes a new state-of-the-art emergency department with private rooms that reduce patient wait times, a new outpatient diagnostic imaging center and upgraded facilities to better serve patients in mental health crisis.... Read More >>

2015 PAC Campaign Continues to Make Progress

The 2015 campaign continues to make great progress. Since our last update at the end of September, several more members have reached their individual tile-WHPAC-logohospital/health system goal.... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins releases a new white paper exploring Telehealth

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins has released a new paper entitled Telehealth: The Integration of Telecommunications into Patient/Provider Encounters. It explores how telehealth has impacted the physician-patient experience, how widespread telehealth solutions have become national, typical reimbursements and the most common telehealth platforms adopted.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 10/22/15

Member news headlines from Oct. 22, 2015.... Read More >>

Rockwood Health System launches virtual doctor visits

Rockwood Health System, which operates Deaconess and Valley Hospitals in Spokane, recently launched VirtualHealthNow, which allows patients to have a doctor visit via a mobile device, tablet or computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system gives patients more convenient access to health care providers, especially when their primary care physician’s office... Read More >>

WSHA presents husband-wife pair Renee and Tom Jensen with annual Joe Hopkins Award

For the first time in its history, the Washington State Hospital Association awarded the prestigious Joe Hopkins Memorial Award for outstanding leadership to two CEOs: Renee Jensen, CEO of Summit Pacific Medical Center, and Tom Jensen, CEO of Grays Harbor Community Hospital. The two leaders were identified by the committee of past recipients for their excellence in serving their communities.... Read More >>

Gregg Davidson will chair WSHA

Gregg Davidson, Superintendent and CEO of Skagit Regional Health, has been elected Chair of the Washington State Hospital Association. As Chair, Davidson will preside over the Board of Trustees and lead the hospital association’s work for the coming year. “Gregg has long been a leader in the association, and we’re very excited to have him in... Read More >>

“Achieving Best Care” award recognizes hospitals’ achievement in improving patient safety

The 2015 “Washington State Hospital Association Achieving Best Care” award recognizes achievements in making health care safer. “When it comes to our hospitals’ achievements in patient safety, Washington state has so much to be proud of,” said WSHA Senior Vice President for Patient Safety Carol Wagner. “We’re working on the biggest challenges of health care... Read More >>

Parker, Smith & Feek bring expertise on data liability and breach

 Parker, Smith & Feek, WSHA’s Industry Partner in the commercial insurance brokerage space, has been helping their clients combat cyber liability attacks and their aftermath for well over 10 years. Partnering with a well-versed risk consultant who understands both the pre- and post-cyber breach actions necessary to defend your healthcare organization will provide better organizational resiliency when... Read More >>

NW MedStar names new director

Northwest MedStar, a service of Inland Northwest Health Services, has named Matt Albright as its new director. Matt has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and aerospace experience, and has managed community health programs and served as a multi-state director of aircrew safety training. He recently served with the U.S. Air Force at... Read More >>

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