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 >>

WSHA welcomes new Director of Safety and Quality for opioid stewardship, behavioral health

WSHA has hired Brooke Evans, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, CSAC, to guide hospitals on their journey of opioid stewardship. Brooke is a clinician, health services researcher and educator.... Read More >>

WSHA to host Safe Deliveries Roadmap in-person Learning Collaborative Nov. 12

WSHA’s Safe Deliveries Roadmap initiative — in collaboration with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) — will host an in-person Learning Collaborative from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in WSHA’s Seattle office.... Read More >>

HHS releases ‘Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics’

The Department of Health and Human Services released its “Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics,” which provides advice to clinicians who are contemplating or initiating a reduction in opioid dosage or discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain.... Read More >>

Congratulations Community Health Leadership Award winners: Seattle Children’s, MultiCare Health System

Congratulations Seattle Children’s and MultiCare Health System for receiving this year’s Community Health Leadership Award at WSHA’s Annual Meeting Oct. 9.... Read More >>

Department of Commerce offers new behavioral health funding opportunities

Your hospital or health system may be eligible for capital funding grants aimed to expand behavioral health capacity.... Read More >>

Prevent workplace violence through education and training

Health care and social service providers are four times more likely to experience workplace violence than other professionals. ... Read More >>

CMS finalizes the conditions of participation rule: Antibiotic stewardship programs required for hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new regulations that require US hospitals to develop and implement antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs). ... Read More >>

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