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Infection Control Today cautions to not forget “Long COVID”

Infection Control Today (ICT) reminds us that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory virus that Omicron will eventually extinguish, and succinctly describes a continuing consequence of all COVID-19 illnesses.... Read More >>

DOH request for hospitals: Validate survey data prior to publication of elective PCI data

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is requesting hospital assistance verifying Certificate of Need data prior to publication and asked WSHA to share the message below.... Read More >>

Washington hospitals highlight antibiotic stewardship for CDC

Several Washington hospitals recently participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safe health care webinar, sharing their strategies for enhancing antimicrobial stewardship programs in Critical Access Hospitals.... Read More >>

January PsySTART-Responder training opportunity available for health care personnel

As a new year begins and the COVID pandemic continues, building resilience among Washington hospital staff is critically important.... Read More >>

Accepting applications for WSHA Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award

We are now accepting applications for the WSHA Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award.... Read More >>

Hospital requirement for participation in Perinatal Quality Initiatives

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program has added a new Maternal Morbidity Structural Measure to begin in fiscal year 2022.... Read More >>

Antibiotic Awareness Week

United States Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) was Nov. 18-24. You can recognize this important awareness by reviewing slides from the CDC partner call.... Read More >>

Celebrating Washington’s rural hospitals and Rural Quality Award

The third Thursday of November is National Rural Health Day.... Read More >>

Webinars address distributing opioid overdose reversal medication and mental health advance directives

As the year is winding down, there are two upcoming learning opportunities addressing laws passed in 2021.... Read More >>

Western State Hospital shares VR training with community partners

A day of immersion in virtual reality training recently at Western State Hospital left WSHA leaders with lessons learned and insights to share about the training throughout the state.... Read More >>

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