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Quickly changing status of COVID-19

While the counties in the Puget Sound region are at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak, the impact is being felt across the state.... Read More >>

Coordinating PPE donations and avoiding unscrupulous sellers

WSHA has partnered with the dental, veterinarian, builders, and life sciences associations to get supplies donated to hospitals.... Read More >>

National emergency declaration provides flexibility the health system needs as patient care demands increase

Today’s declaration of a national emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak is welcome news to Washington’s hospitals.... Read More >>

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital over one year without any CAUTI infection

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital continues to be a high achiever with over one year and 2 months without a single CAUTI infection. MultiCare Deaconess’s success is based on using AHRQ’s (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). ... Read More >>

Announcement from Washington Patient Safety Coalition: 18th Annual Northwest Patient Safety conference to continue

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition has asked WSHA to help spread the word that the 18th Annual Northwest Patient Safety conference will continue as planned. ... Read More >>

Ask for stories: How has the ACA impacted your life?

The Community Health Network of Washington/Community Health Plan of Washington is preparing to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... Read More >>

Insurance Commissioner issues emergency order requiring temporary COVID-19 benefit changes

This morning the Washington State Insurance Commissioner issued an emergency order requiring temporary benefit modifications related to the COVID-19 outbreak. ... Read More >>

PeaceHealth sees reduction in staff injuries from patients with cognitive disabilities

Mullane Harrington, a clinical nurse educator at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, has spent the last three years championing and developing a new training program to care for patients with cognitive impairments or disabilities.... Read More >>

COVID-19 resources and update

I want to thank you all for your quick response to coronavirus (COVID-19). It is clear that the Washington state health care community is working hard to come together, coordinate and share information. ... Read More >>

WSHA statement on hospital preparedness

WSHA is available to provide a statewide perspective on hospital readiness and activities surrounding the response to COVID-19.... Read More >>

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