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Honoring Choices PNW advance care planning play

Earlier this year, Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest commissioned a play about advance care planning at the Honoring Choices annual conference.... Read More >>

Behavioral Health Agency rules workshops wrap up, MHP application revised, financial impact survey due Nov. 25

Last month the Department of Health (DOH) wrapped up its rules rewrite workshop series for Chapter 246-341 WAC, governing Behavioral Health Agencies (BHAs). ... Read More >>

Upcoming forum on compassionate and trauma-informed care for patients impacted by opioid use disorders

Swedish Medical Center is bringing together providers, agencies and programs to discuss how to improve care for patients with opioid use disorders. ... Read More >>

Worldwide pressure injury prevention day is Nov. 19, 2020

Join WSHA in recognizing worldwide pressure injury prevention day, Nov. 19. Pressure injuries claim the lives of over 60,000 people each year and cost the United States healthcare system over $11 billion annually.... Read More >>

Acute Opioid Prescribing Reports now available for Washington hospitals

WSHA, in collaboration with the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), Washington Department of Health, and the Health Care Authority (HCA) released the most recent round of the Washington State Opioid Prescribing Reports: Acute Prescribing, via ShareFile, to Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) and quality leaders this week. ... Read More >>

What’s the latest? Upcoming webinar series addresses current medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) trends

The University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) is offering a free webinar series addressing current trends surrounding Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD). ... Read More >>

WSHA releases first Safety & Quality Program Report

It is my pleasure to announce the first publication of the WSHA Safety & Quality Program Report, which offers a broader look at WSHA’s safety and quality work throughout the region.... Read More >>

WSHA launches inpatient behavioral health safety and quality program

WSHA is beginning a new safety and quality program specifically designed for freestanding psychiatric hospitals and hospitals with inpatient psychiatric units. ... Read More >>

Behavioral Health Facilities grant application now open

The Washington Department of Commerce currently has $6 million in capital construction funding available for behavioral health facilities targeting crisis stabilization needs in rural Washington State.... Read More >>

Free flu vaccine for uninsured adults

The Washington State Department of Social & Health Services announced yesterday that the flu vaccine is now available to uninsured adults at no cost.... Read More >>

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