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Trauma System Report Released with Recommendations

This report makes recommendations to modernize the trauma system to meet the needs of Washington’s growing population into the future. The findings in the report will be of interest to many hospitals, as each hospital plays an important part of the state’s trauma system. Future funding decisions and changes to the regulations governing the system will impact all acute care hospitals in Washington state.... Read More >>

New Requirements for Maternal Mortality Reviews Effective July 28, 2019

This bulletin is to inform hospitals of new requirements to notify their local coroner or medical examiner regarding maternal deaths that occur on or after July 28, 2019.... Read More >>

Join us in thanking legislators for supporting health care access for incapacitated patients

Imagine the elderly woman who suffers an accident and wanted her niece to be her surrogate decision-maker. Unfortunately, she did not fill out a health care directive prior to losing decision-making capacity. Before the passage of House Bill 1175, she would have had to endure a lengthy, painstaking guardianship process to have the person she trusts be her health care decision-maker. ... Read More >>

2019 WHPAC Campaign kick off

The 2019 WHPAC campaign has officially launched! In the first month of our campaign, we’ve raised almost $80,000 toward our goal, with more than $25,000 contributed during the annual Rural Hospital Leadership Conference. ... Read More >>

Department of Health provides new tool to track Certificate of Need information

The Washington State Department of Health recently launched a new feature on the Certificate of Need (CON) program website that provides enhanced tracking and search functions for projects in process as of July 1, 2019.... Read More >>

Senate drug pricing plan unveiled

Senate Finance Committee leaders Tuesday unveiled a sweeping legislative package aimed at addressing drug prices. ... Read More >>

Site Neutral Payment Policy Proposed in Senate Drug Bill

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released a description summary of a draft legislative bill intended to reduce Medicare and Medicaid drug costs.... Read More >>

2020 DSH Application Deadline August 1

The state Health Care Authority (HCA) has begun the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) application process for state fiscal year 2020. ... Read More >>

New Tool to Track Certificate of Need Information

The Washington State Department of Health recently launched a new feature on the Certificate of Need (CON) program website that provides enhanced tracking and search functions for projects where the review is in process on or after July 1, 2019. ... Read More >>

Washington Hospital Services Sends $4.2 Million Dividend to Member Customers

Washington Hospital Services (WHS) announced it is issuing $4.2 million in dividend payments for the 2018 policy year to its Public Hospital District Workers’ Compensation Group, Washington Hospitals Workers’ Compensation Group and Public Hospital District Unemployment Compensation Group customers. ... Read More >>

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