CredSimple offers insight into the physician credentialing process, NCQA compliance

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner CredSimple has written two articles on topics surrounding physician credentialing. The first article discusses the benefits of centralized physician credentialing, and the second discusses some common pitfalls that organizations can fall into in trying to follow NCQA regulations.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 2/4/16

Recent member news from the Feb. 4, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Overlake Medical Center launches expansion project to serve growing community

Overlake Medical Center announced last week plans for Project futureCARE, a $242 million investment to transform health care on the King County’s Eastside. The medical center held a groundbreaking to celebrate the first phase of the project: the Overlake Cancer Center, which is slated to open in the second quarter of 2017.... Read More >>

Whidbey General Hospital reveals new name — WhidbeyHealth — to unify its health system

Whidbey General Hospital began as a single facility in 1970, but a lot has changed in the last 45 years, with the hospital growing into a $100-million-per-year health network. It now has eight clinics, from Oak Harbor to Clinton, that go by almost as many different names. With this growth and demand for health care service in the community, it is changing its name to WhidbeyHealth.... Read More >>

Providence Health Care chief executive 2016 chair-elect to AHA governing council

Elaine Couture, R.N., chief executive of Providence Health Care, is 2016 chair-elect of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Section for Metropolitan Hospitals. She will assume her role in 2017. ... Read More >>

InSight Health announces Partnership with Washington Hospital Services

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner InSight, which is a national leader in telepsychiatry issued a press release announcing our partnership. ... Read More >>

Welcome health care leaders!

There has been a lot of change recently in leadership roles for hospitals and health systems across the state. WSHA is pleased to congratulate these health care leaders on their new positions!... Read More >>

Webcast Feb. 11: Learn effective payment strategies for accounts payable

Washington Hospital Services works to find Industry Partners that can offer improvements to existing services and create additional sources of revenue for our members. Commerce Bank has been successful in working with hospitals and healthcare organizations in our state and across the country to develop effective payment strategies for their accounts payable departments.... Read More >>

Capital Medical Center becomes first in state to offer robot-guided spine surgery

Patients in need of spine surgery now have a minimally invasive treatment option at Capital Medical Center. The medical center is using robotic guidance from the Mazor Robotic Renaissance, which assists surgeons during surgeries such as spinal fusion, vertebroplasty and scoliosis correction. Capital Medical Center is the first in Washington State to make use of robotic guidance for the procedures.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 1/28/2016

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

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