Safety and Quality Programs (2024 – 2025)

WSHA supports hospitals in improving clinical care. More information about our quality team, current priorities, and additional resources for hospitals are available on the WSHA Safety and Quality Homepage. Below is a list of the current programs that hospitals can sign up for. These are for WSHA members hospital staff only. We are hosting a webinar on June 3 to provide an overview of these programs. Click here to sign up for email updates.

Behavioral Health Roundtables

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EXECUTIVE LEADER

Audience: Executive Leaders and CEOs of behavioral health facilities and hospitals with inpatient psych units.
Contact: Ryan Robertson, RyanR@wsha.org
Timing: Quarterly
Description: Email RyanR@wsha.org to register.

PEDIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Audience: Pediatric behavioral health facilities and clinicians.
Contact: Ryan Robertson, RyanR@wsha.org
Timing: Quarterly
Description: Email RyanR@wsha.org to register.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – GENERAL

Audience: Behavioral health facilities and clinicians.
Contact: Ryan Robertson, RyanR@wsha.org
Timing: Bi-monthly
Description: Sharing learnings and best practices. Email RyanR@wsha.org to register.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CNO

Audience: CNOs from behavioral health facilities and hospitals with inpatient psych units.
Contact: Gena Cooper, GenaC@wsha.org
Timing: Bi-monthly
Description: Email GenaC@wsha.org to register.

Demographic Data Reporting

Audience: Quality leaders, patient experience, compliance, registration, LGBTQ+ leaders
Contact: Abby Berube, AbigailB@wsha.org
Timing: On-demand and ongoing.
Description: All hospitals in WA are required by law to collect and report detailed patient self-reported demographics. Program support include the following. Where no resource is linked, contact AbigailB@wsha.org for details.

Emergency Department DELTA Collaborative

Audience: Emergency department teams
Contact: Tina Seery, TinaS@wsha.org
Timing: In-person kickoff: September 25th. ACCELERATE Webinars: 3rd Thursday, 11am – 12:30pm, October – May.
Description: Multi-disciplinary teams participate in day-long, in-person kickoff followed by monthly virtual sessions. Participating hospitals will select one of two tracks: workplace violence or caring for patients with substance use disorders. Register here.

Hospital Staffing Support

Technical support and education are available related to hospital staffing support. Contact Gena Cooper (GenaC@wsha.org) for details. See Working Together for Patient Care for more information about Hospital Staffing Committees.

Leadership Events

QUALITY LEADER LEARNING COLLABORATIVE

Audience: Hospital quality, nursing, and medical leadership
Contact: Tina Seery, TinaS@wsha.org
Timing: 2-4 times yearly opportunities for learning and networking. In-person and virtual.
Description: Next event: September 30, In-Person at SeaTac.

CNO ROUNDTABLES

Audience: Hospital chief nursing officers
Contact: Trish Anderson, TrishA@wsha.org
Description: WSHA hosts various CNO-focused trainings and roundtables.

  • In-Person CNO Roundtable June 13th at SeaTac.
  • Rural CNOs Roundtable – every other month virtual (contact MichellM@wsha.org for invite)
  • Behavioral Health CNO – every other month (contact GenaC@wsha.org for invite)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EXECUTIVE LEADER ROUNDTABLE

Audience: Executive Leaders and CEOs of behavioral health facilities and hospitals with inpatient psych units.
Contact: Ryan Robertson, RyanR@wsha.org
Timing: Quarterly
Description: Email RyanR@wsha.org to register

Opioid Harm Prevention Workgroup

Audience: CMOs, CNOs, Quality, Pharmacists, others in hospital working on harm prevention
Contact: Tina Seery, TinaS@wsha.org
Timing: Virtual, alternating months.
Description: Drive opioid quality improvement in either improving prescribing and prevention and treatment. Share learnings, problem-solve barriers, engage in collaborative education, and work together toward shared goals. Register.

Readmissions Collaborative

Audience: Hospital quality personnel
Contact: Rosemary Grant, RosemaryG@wsha.org
Description: This collaborative will focus primarily on reducing readmissions in the Medicaid population in facilities that have high rates of readmissions in this population, or high volume of Medicaid patients, or both.  However, all hospitals are welcome to participate to decrease readmissions in all populations. Timing and registration pending. Contact RosemaryG@wsha.org to be added to the distribution list for this work.

Rural Roundtables

Audience: Hospital quality personnel and nursing leadership
Contact: Megan Herman, MeganH@wsha.org
Description: Roundtables support rural-specific education, feedback and networking.

  • Quality Leader Roundtable: Virtual, Fourth Thursdays.
  • Rural CNO Roundtable. Virtual, every other month. (Contact MichellM@wsha.org for invite)

Safe Deliveries Roadmap

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE WORKGROUP

Audience: OB leaders, OB providers, frontline staff
Contact: Jenica Sandall, JenicaS@wsha.org
Timing: May 2024 – August 2025. Monthly Webinars. Some in-person events 2025.
Description: Collaborative workgroup to improve Perinatal mental health care in Washington utilizing the AIM Care bundle. Webinar registration.

OB HEMORRHAGE TRAINING AND SIMULATION

Audience: Rural hospitals with and without OB services. OB leaders, OB providers and frontline staff.
Contact: Amy Anderson, AmyA@wsha.org
Timing: July 1, 2024 – August 2025. On site.
Description: Gap assessment, policy review/development, team training and onsite simulation. Contact AmyA@wsha.org to schedule.

TEAMBIRTH IMPLEMENTATION COHORT

Audience: OB leaders, OB providers, frontline staff
Contact: Jenica Sandall, JenicaS@wsha.org
Timing: 4th Cohort: October 2024 – April 2025
Description: Shared decision-making process for key decisions in Labor and Delivery and elsewhere on the perinatal care continuum.

PERINATAL NALOXONE DISTRIBUTION WEBINAR SERIES

Audience: ED and OB leaders, providers, frontline staff
Contact: Jenica Sandall, JenicaS@wsha.org
Description: Four webinar series on topics related to best practices and harm reduction for pregnant people using substances, presented by The Naloxone Project. Register for series.

  • July 11, 12pm – 1pm: Stigma and Understanding SUD in Pregnant Patients
  • August 8, 12pm – 1pm: Screening for Substance Use Disorders in Pregnant Populations
  • September 12, 12pm – 1pm: Overdose Education for Pregnant Patients & Families
  • October 10, 12pm – 1pm: Naloxone Distribution Systems in Birthing Hospitals

Sepsis Improvement Collaborative

Audience: Sepsis Coordinators, quality personnel, hospital sepsis champions 
Contact: Rosemary Grant, RosemaryG@wsha.org
Description: Collaborative workgroup to improve sepsis care in Washington with a focus on diagnostic excellence, improvements in SEP-1 compliance, and examining sepsis programs through the lens of the CDC Sepsis Core Elements guidance. Timing and registration pending. Contact RosemaryG@wsha.org to be added to the distribution list for this work.

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