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Alert from 3M leads to discovery of counterfeit N95 respirators in Washington state

The hospital association and several members are awaiting analysis of the remaining lots. At this point, the issue impacts dozens of hospitals across the state and the supply of hundreds of thousands of N95 masks... Read More >>

WSHA & AWPHD Health Care Governance Education continues in second year

It is my pleasure to share that 45 Washington hospital CEOs, board members and commissioners earned WSHA & AWPHD Health Care Governance certification in 2020.... Read More >>

Call for comment: Revised advance directive

We are pleased to invite stakeholders to participate in a call for comment on the proposed revisions to the Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest Statewide Advance Directive. The proposed, revised documents were developed based on extensive conversations with the end-of-life stakeholder community.... Read More >>

Joining the Nurse Licensure Compact would enable hospitals to add needed nurses quickly to staff beds to better serve patients

Washington state has an opportunity in 2021 to join the Nurse Licensure Compact, which is a 34-state partnership that allows nurses to practice across state lines... Read More >>

Continued COVID-19 preparedness and market shift in demand

During this critical and unprecedented time, Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Qualivis, recognizes the importance of supporting hospitals and their staffing demands.... Read More >>

Volunteering at a COVID-19 mass vaccine clinic

COVID-19 has seen all of us taking on new roles and tasks to meet the demands of the pandemic. I recently had the unique experience of pausing my “usual” work on the WSHA Safety & Quality team to utilize my RN license and administer COVID-19 vaccinations.... Read More >>

MultiCare reaches agreement to acquire ownership interest in Capital Medical Center

MultiCare Health System announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ownership interest in Capital Medical Center, an affiliate of LifePoint Health.... Read More >>

Upcoming webinar addresses methamphetamine use

Methamphetamine use and methamphetamine-involved deaths are increasing in Washington State - and are an issue directly impacting patients and hospitals. Join the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (UW ADAI) for an upcoming webinar to learn more about this important issue.... Read More >>

Temporary and long-term staffing opportunities

As we approach this new year with renewed hopes, Washington Hospital Services (WHS) Industry Partner Staff Care welcomes the opportunity learn more about WSHA’s hospital members to understand how they can assist members with temporary and long-term staffing planning and goals.... Read More >>

2021 Virtual LEAD Academy registrations are open

Washington Hospital Services is accepting registrations for the 2021 LEAD Academy. The LEAD Academy is the premier training program for new and emerging managers working in hospitals. In 2021 we are offering the Academy virtually in three different cohorts.... Read More >>

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