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Weekly Report for June 11, 2015 – Chelan is Coming: Registration Details, Board Sessions and Industry Partners

Our annual Chelan conference, held June 21-24, is an amazing gathering for rural hospital leaders– it’s also a critically important one. In order to ensure our rural communities have access to high-quality... Read More >>

Weekly Report for June 4, 2015 – New House and Senate Budgets Released: No Big Changes in Hospital Issues

Over the last week, we saw two new budget proposals:  the Senate Republicans released a new budget last Thursday, followed by the House Democrats on Monday. If you’ve never looked... Read More >>

Weekly Report for May 28, 2015 – Seeking the Right Care at the Right Time

Atul Gawande, MD, is relentless in his efforts to shine a bright light on the future of health care. His “Checklist Manifesto” and “Being Mortal” sit on many bookshelves in... Read More >>

Weekly Report for May 21, 2015 – Focus on Rurals: The Chelan Conference

The days are getting brighter and longer: for those of us at WSHA, all those signs of summer are also signs of the conference we just refer to as “Chelan.”... Read More >>

Weekly Report for May 14, 2015 – Thoughtful and Collaborative Public Policy Serves Us All

As Cassie talked about a few weeks ago, a delegation of WSHA staff and members went to Washington D.C. to attend the American Hospital Association (AHA) annual meeting. The trip... Read More >>

Weekly Report for May 7, 2015 – Honoring Nurses: Guest Column by Gladys Campbell, RN

Each year from May 6–12, the nation celebrates National Nurses Week. This is a time when we pause to recognize the most trusted profession in America, nursing, and the 3.5 million nurses across... Read More >>

Weekly Report for April 30, 2015 – En Route to the Other Washington

WSHA staff and members are heading to Washington D.C. next week to attend the American Hospital Association Annual Meeting and lobby our Congressional delegation on key issues. Our key issues include support of... Read More >>

Weekly Report for April 16, 2015 – Washington Hospitals Services Growing to Serve You

Guest Message from Tom Evert, President of Washington Hospital Services and CFO of WSHA For thirty years, Washington Hospital Services has given WSHA members a place to pursue projects and services... Read More >>

Weekly Report for April 9, 2015 – Telemedicine Success

Great news to report from Olympia—the telemedicine bill passed both houses! Telemedicine was last year’s big heartbreak. The bill passed a unanimous House and had great hearings in the Senate.... Read More >>

Weekly Report for April 23, 2015 – The Return of Whooping Cough

We received a letter last week from Dr. Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, who is our state’s Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases. He shared this bad news about the rise of pertussis,... Read More >>

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