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Governance + Management = Change

Last week, with record numbers of you, I attended the CEO & Trustee Patient Safety Summit. This event brings together over 300 hundred trustees, commissioners and hospital executives to talk about how hospitals can make patients safer.... Read More >>

Nominate now for the Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Healthcare

he Washington State Department of Health is seeking nominations for the Warren Featherstone Reid Award for Excellence in Healthcare. This award recognizes individuals and facilities that have exhibited exceptional quality and value in the delivery of health services.... Read More >>

Study: Acute care drug shortages persist, despite 2012 law

Early evidence suggests that the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 has reduced drug shortages overall, but not for acute care drugs, according to a study published May 2 in Health Affairs.... Read More >>

Washington hospitals making great strides in safety

WSHA is pleased to announce more great progress in our work improving health care in our state! Washington hospitals are making great strides in safety with 40,600 fewer harms, 19,000 fewer readmissions and 5,000 few early elected deliveries.... Read More >>

Improving care for diverse communities

April marks National Minority Health Month, so before we head into May, WSHA would like to take a moment and reflect on some of the ways our state’s hospitals and health systems are providing care to our diverse communities.... Read More >>

CMS to delay star quality rating

Just days after CMS received letters signed by 60 U.S. Senators and 225 members of the House of Representatives requesting a delay of the overall star rating, the agency announced it would postpone the launch until July. The letter, signed by Washington State’s Sen. Maria Cantwell and Reps. Suzanne DelBene, Denny Heck, David Reichert, Derek Kilmer and Dan Newhouse, states what WSHA has also expressed: the star rating may simplify complex measures to the point of inaccuracy.... Read More >>

CDC: Zika virus causes microcephaly and other serious birth defects

Sufficient evidence has accumulated to infer a causal relationship between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other severe brain anomalies, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published April 13 by the New England Journal of Medicine.... Read More >>

White House report: health impacts of climate change

On April 4, the Obama administration released a final report projecting the impact of climate change on U.S. public health. The anticipated health risks include increased air pollution and allergens, premature deaths from extreme heat, Lyme disease, water-related illnesses and food contamination, according to climate change and public health experts.... Read More >>

CMS to roll out ‘overall quality’ star rating

In April, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) will introduce a new star rating for hospitals that is intended to indicate “overall quality.” The single 5-star rating will combine 57 inpatient and outpatient quality reporting measures, and according to the American Hospital Association (AHA), the national distribution of the star ratings is on a bell-curve, with half of all hospitals receiving three stars. ... Read More >>

A resource in the response to the Zika virus

You’ve likely seen the news reports about the mosquito-borne Zika virus the last few weeks, following the virus as it made its first appearance in the U.S. and eventually in Washington State, coming stateside after being contracted abroad. As of Feb. 1, the World Health Organization declared Zika a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, this week health officials confirmed a second case of Zika in Spokane County. The virus can be transmitted sexually from men and through blood transfusions.... Read More >>

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