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Upcoming roundtable to focus on opioid overdose reversal medication distribution

On Jan. 1, 2022, 2SSB 5195 went into effect, requiring hospital emergency departments and many behavioral health settings (e.g., inpatient psychiatric units, psychiatric hospitals) to dispense or distribute opioid overdose reversal medication (e.g., naloxone) to patients at risk of an opioid overdose for individual use after discharge.... Read More >>

Accepting applications for WSHA Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award

We are now accepting applications for the Washington State Hospital Association Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award.... Read More >>

Update to COVID-19 therapeutics provider website

The Washington State Department of Health Medical Countermeasure Team has updated its Therapeutic Information for Health Care Providers webpage to support health care providers and public health in Washington State with up-to-date information regarding distribution, access and clinical use recommendations for COVID-19 therapeutics.... Read More >>

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 >>

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