Class Action Capital webinar: $6 billion class action settlement refund opportunity

Washington Hospital Services industry partner Class Action Capital has informed WHS of additional class action settlement refunds for which WSHA members may be eligible. This is not participation in a lawsuit but submitting and managing a confidential claim to obtain a share of settlements that have already been approved for distribution. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 11/29/2018

Recent member news from the November 29, 2018, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

Membership update: 11/29/2018

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kim Witkop has been appointed Interim CEO of Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. Welcome Kim!... Read More >>

The importance of advance care community planning

Why is it important for advance care planning to take place in the community as well as in hospitals and medical offices? If we truly want to realize Honoring Choices PNW’s vision that everyone will receive care that honors personal values and goals at the end of life, we must encourage everyone to first identify their personal values and goals.... Read More >>

CMS 2019 IPPS final rule transparency requirement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced a new requirement for all hospitals regarding transparency and posting of standard charges as reflected in the chargemaster, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The requirement applies to all hospitals.... Read More >>

Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics partners with Kadlec Regional Medical Center to improve patient experience

With the assistance of Kadlec Medical Center, Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Center (OBHMC) in Ilwaco is providing patients with tele-health services to save cost and decrease barriers to care. Patients can now access tele-speech pathology, tele-swallow evaluations and tele-registered dietician services without having to leave the OBHMC campus. ... Read More >>

Stop senseless acts of violence

This week, a gunman opened fire on the campus of Mercy Hospital in Chicago. In the end, four were killed, including an ED physician, a pharmacy resident, a police officer and the shooter himself. Mass shootings in America are horrifying, and yet seem to be in the headlines almost weekly. These acts of violence can truly happen anywhere, at any time. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 11/21/2018

Recent member news from the November 20, 2018, Weekly Report. ... Read More >>

Webinar 11/29 on permanent supportive housing as an intervention for high-cost, high-need patients

Join WSHA, Jefferson Healthcare, the Health Care Authority and the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 for a webinar on permanent supportive housing. The webinar will cover what permanent supportive housing is and the importance of permanent supportive housing for hospitals and health systems. ... Read More >>

Celebrating Thanksgiving across Washington State

Health systems and providers throughout Washington are celebrating Thanksgiving this year with their own special festivities. Here are a few of the ways WSHA members make this day unique through giving thanks.... Read More >>

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