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Have you gotten your flu vaccine?

Have you gotten your flu vaccine? We are encouraging everyone to get an flu vaccine in time for the holidays as part of a broader push from the Centers of... Read More >>

Community engagement to improve sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data collection

In preparing to roll out new standardized collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data, honoring community and listening to feedback will go a long way towards achieving a positive patient experience. Two hospitals in Washington will share how they are partnering with their LGBTQ+ patient community to support SOGI data collection.... Read More >>

Journey to Diagnostic Excellence

As we shared last week, WSHA is offering an upcoming collaborative to assist hospitals in improving systems to reduce diagnostic errors.  The WSHA Journey to Diagnostic Excellence collaborative will assist hospitals in assessing their current state of diagnostic processes, identify opportunities for improvement, and tracking their progress as they implement improvement efforts. Join us for an information session at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 to learn more about the collaborative. Please register here.... Read More >>

Upcoming webinar on behavioral health needs in pediatric patients

Please join WSHA for our final behavioral health webinar of the year, “How Behavioral Health Conditions Emerge in Children and Youth: An Introduction for All Care Providers,” from 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Behavioral health conditions can emerge and present differently in pediatric patients compared to adults , and when a pediatric patient is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, engaging with both the patient and their support system can lead to increased complexity in providing care.... Read More >>

WSHA’s Tina Seery wins Regent’s Award from American College of Healthcare Executives

Last week Tina Seery, senior director of safety and quality, received the Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)... Read More >>

Information session for a ‘Journey to Diagnostic Excellence’

Join WSHA for an information session at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 for the information session “Journey to Diagnostic Excellence.”... Read More >>

Encourage COVID-19 vaccines by joining the Power of Providers Initiative

The Washington State Department of Health’s Power of Providers (POP) Initiative supports Washington State hospitals in having COVID-19 vaccine conversations with patients and colleagues... Read More >>

DOH’s Behavioral Health Group to offer two de-escalation community trainings in November

The Washington State Department of Health will host two de-escalation community training opportunities this month: from 10-11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, and from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28.... Read More >>

Webinar — “Reducing Disparities in Readmissions”

WSHA will host the webinar “Reducing Disparities in Readmissions” from 12-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, with Mass General’s Aswita Tan-McGrory.... Read More >>

Webinar – Final installment of WSHA’s ‘Substance Use Disorder Care in Rural Settings: Reducing Barriers to Care’

Join WSHA for the final session of our three-part webinar series, “Substance Use Disorder Care in Rural Settings: Reducing Barriers to Care,” from 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. This session will feature a presentation on medications for opioid use disorder, information from local resources to support providers who may be prescribing these medications and a conversation with an individual who is currently in recovery.... Read More >>

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