PeaceHealth helps Medicare patients shed pounds

PeaceHealth Medical Group is offering free one-on-one weight loss counseling sessions to their Medicare patients to help battle obesity. The program, titled “Intensive Behavioral Therapy” (IBT), was developed by Medicare to help those with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher keep their weight down. PeaceHealth is offering the service to all its patients with Medicare Part A or Part B coverage who are referred by their primary care provider.... Read More >>

Memorial Family of Services and Virginia Mason affiliation is official

The affiliation between Virginia Mason and the Yakima-based Memorial Family of Services, which includes Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, became official on Jan. 1 as expected. The affiliation — a non-cash transaction — became official following regulatory review, making Memorial Family of Services and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital part of Virginia Mason. The organizations signed legal documentation for the affiliation in November.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 1/7/2016

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

Recent member news: 12/31/15

Recent member news from the Dec. 31, 2015 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Cordant Health Solutions offers tips for pain management compliance

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Cordant Health Solutions has some tips for providers to keep compliant with state and federal regulations for pain management. ... Read More >>

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 >>

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