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New resource to support workplace violence prevention

WSHA released a new Workplace Violence Prevention webpage with tools and resources to support hospitals in addressing workplace violence and successfully implementing Washington’s new workplace violence law (House Bill 1931, passed 2019). ... Read More >>

Providence Medical Group launches behavioral health urgent care to meet community need and reduce ER visits

As part of its efforts to introduce more effective models of care and address the behavioral health crisis in Snohomish County, Providence Medical Group launched a Behavioral Health Urgent Care on the same campus as the Providence Regional Medical Center Colby Campus emergency department.... Read More >>

Webinar on state-funded supports for family caregivers – Dec. 10

Across the state, many patients are stuck in hospitals because the patients can’t access appropriate care in their communities. ... Read More >>

Congratulations to nurses recognized by March of Dimes

Over 300 nurses were nominated for the 2019 Washington March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. ... Read More >>

DOH releases maternal mortality report

The Washington State Department of Health has released the newest Maternal Mortality Review Panel report, examining maternal deaths from 2014 – 2016. ... Read More >>

Reflecting on patient safety during the 20th anniversary of To Err Is Human

To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System sent shockwaves through the health care community when it was released in 1999, estimating that 98,000 people were dying in U.S.... Read More >>

20th Anniversary of To Err Is Human is a chance to reflect on safety and quality improvements

In the 20 years since it was released, the report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, has been the catalyst for restructuring how hospitals and health systems approach quality and safety work. ... Read More >>

Washington and Oregon celebrate one year of joint hospital quality work

Last fall WSHA and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems created the Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership, a regional safety and quality program that provides a single set of services for hospitals in Washington and Oregon. ... Read More >>

Enrollment open for emergency general surgery and colorectal surgery programs

The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons, is now enrolling hospitals for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR), a collaborative program to enhance the recovery of surgical patients. ... Read More >>

Standing United Against the Flu

As the daylight wanes and we start to feel that chill in the air, it’s once again time to get vaccinated to protect yourself against the flu. WSHA is partnering with the American Hospital Association (AHA) this year for the United Against the Flu campaign, which offers tools and resources you can share with your community to encourage vaccination.... Read More >>

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