Now recruiting: Hospital action teams to target multi-visit patients

WSHA is recruiting highly motivated teams willing to engage in an evidence-based, nationally successful readmissions program. We are honored to partner with Dr. Amy Boutwell, a nationally recognized thought leader in the field of reducing readmissions and improving care for multi-visit patients (MVPs). ... Read More >>

HCA seeking opioid grant applications for Medication Assisted Treatment

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery was recently awarded funding from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the State Opioid Response program. ... Read More >>

Washington hospitals receive grant to address opioid crisis

Rates of opioid use are increasing significantly, as is demand for public, primary and behavioral health care services in underserved rural communities. Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) and Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District #1 have both been awarded the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning Grant to address this issue.... Read More >>

AHA resources: United Against the Flu, open enrollment

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released toolkits for its United Against the Flu campaign and open enrollment, with sample messages to spread awareness through social media.... Read More >>

WSHA recruiting for CLABSI, CAUTI resource program

WSHA has partnered with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to offer the AHRQ Safety Program for Intensive Care Units: Preventing CLABSI and CAUTI. WSHA is recruiting participants for the program’s next cohort. ... Read More >>

WSHA, WSMA, HCA release initial results for Better Prescribing, Better Treatment for opioids

In late 2017, WSHA teamed up with the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to launch a new program known as “Better Prescribing, Better Treatment.” The program uses evidence-based best practices and offers access to prescribing data to reduce opioid overprescribing to Medicaid patients.... Read More >>

Congratulations Community Health Leadership Award winners!

WSHA would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2018 Community Health Leadership Award! The awards were given at last week’s Annual Meeting.... Read More >>

Oct. 14-20 is International Infection Prevention Week

This week is International Infection Prevention Week. Infection prevention is especially important in health care settings, as about one-in-25 hospital patients suffers at least one health-care-associated infection, and 75,000 patients will die this year from an infection while hospitalized.... Read More >>

Public/private safe prescribing initiative results in significant reductions of Apple Health (Medicaid) opioid prescriptions

A public/private safe prescribing initiative launched in late 2017, called Better Prescribing, Better Treatment, has resulted in significant reductions in Apple Health (Medicaid) opioid prescriptions in less than a year,... Read More >>

WSHA, OAHHS partner to establish Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership

We are very excited to announce that WSHA and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) have established the Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership! The new partnership combines health care quality and safety initiatives from both associations to serve all 169 hospitals and health systems in Washington State and Oregon, making health care safer for patients and caregivers in both states.... Read More >>

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