Patient Safety Alert Huddles prevent patient harm through real-time sharing

WSHA is hosting Patient Safety Alert (PSA) Huddles to increase transparency and promote Culture of Safety. This program began in February 2017 and promotes real-time sharing of safety issues or... Read More >>

Protect your staff with zero-tolerance workplace violence programs

Does your facility have a zero-tolerance stance toward all forms of violence? Is there a comprehensive plan in place to protect your staff? On April 16, The Joint Commission issued... Read More >>

A Message from the Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality

Spring is finally here, and I’m looking forward to better weather, more time outdoors and more time with family as the school year comes to an end and summer begins.... Read More >>

Patient and Family Engagement and Rapid Response Team data update

Thank you to all who participated in the transition from survey monkey to QBS for the Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) and Rapid Response Teams (RRT) data. We were able... Read More >>

WSHA hospitals participate in national readmissions pilot

Patient and caregiver interviews at the time of readmission are an effective way to identify the root cause of readmission. In March, five Washington hospitals participated in a Partnership for Patients... Read More >>

Join in for Hospitals Against Violence Day of Awareness, #HAVhope

Violence can be absolutely devastating to a community. Whether at home, among neighbors or in the workplace, it can leave deep wounds, both physically and emotionally. The fact that violence is entirely preventable makes it even more tragic. This Friday, June 8, we invite you to stand with us for the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence Day of Awareness, #HAVhope, joining the conversation with us on social media. Help us spread the message that violence is not acceptable in our communities or in our hospitals, and show your commitment to ending violence in all its forms. ... Read More >>

Advance care planning may be finding its tipping point

4.1 million. That’s the number of viewers John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” reaches with each episode. This past week, with help from famous actors, he advocated for naming a health care agent in a very profane-laden PSA.... Read More >>

Thank you recent Safe Table presenters: 5/24/2018

Thank you to recent Safe Table presenters, from the May 24, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Honoring Choices PNW recruiting for fourth cohort

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest is now recruiting health care organizations to join its fourth cohort, which will launch in September. Honoring Choices participants receive free training and consultation to help implement the Respecting Choices First Steps evidence-based advance care planning program in their facilities.... Read More >>

WSHA seeking patient safety partners

Hospitals across Washington and Alaska are diligently working to reduce hospital-acquired infections, such as central line blood stream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). With all the effort put into reducing these infections, data show we still have opportunities for improvement.... Read More >>

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