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Opioid Prescribing Reports—coming soon!

Many of you are aware that the opiate epidemic has continued to increase in recent years, with devastating impacts on communities across the nation.... Read More >>

WSHA recruiting hospitals to participate in a new glycemic control program from May-August 2019

WSHA is very excited to partner with local and national experts in glycemic control for a new glycemic control program! WSHA is recruiting six highly motivated hospital teams (action teams) to participate in glycemic control implementation coaching with these experts by May 20.... Read More >>

Join us for the CEO & Trustee Safety & Quality Summit next week

Don’t forget to join us next week for the 2019 CEO & Trustee Safety & Quality Summit April 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport.... Read More >>

Patient safety visionary Dr. Byan Sexton to give keynote at Northwest Patient Safety Conference

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition will hold its Northwest Patient Safety Conference May 7 at the DoubleTree Seattle Airport. The conference will begin with a breakfast keynote from Dr. Bryan Sexton from Duke University.... Read More >>

Washington Recovery Help Line launches new MAT locator

The Washington Recovery Help Line has launched a webpage to help people access evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder. The page offers treatment options searchable by location, type of care, insurance and special populations. Saturday, April 27, 2019, is also National Prescription DrugTake Back Day.... Read More >>

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest sparks conversations about end-of-life care

At Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (PNW), spreading awareness of the importance of advance care planning is essential. ... Read More >>

WSHA’s Safety and Quality work positions members to best serve communities

WSHA strives to be a trusted voice and indispensable resource to our members — leading, challenging and assisting Washington hospitals in improving the health outcomes of their communities.... Read More >>

Recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week

We at WSHA want to take the opportunity during Patient Safety Awareness Week, recognized March 10-16 to recognize the important work and dedication of our Safety & Quality team. In collaboration with our members, the Safety & Quality team leads a variety of ground-breaking patient safety efforts in Washington State. ... Read More >>

CHI Franciscan fall prevention program a success

CHI Franciscan is making significant progress in reducing falls across their system. Within eight months of launching the ambitious fall prevention program, eight out of nine facilities exceeded the goal of 10 percent reduction in inpatient falls with injury. ... Read More >>

Measles outbreak in Clark County illustrates importance of vaccination

Washington’s Clark County is currently experiencing a measles outbreak that has led Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency. I am heartbroken that members of our Pacific Northwest community are being painfully impacted by this preventable disease. ... Read More >>

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