Social impediments to health pervasive, Washington physicians say

Eighty-eight percent of physicians nationally indicate many of their patients are affected by social conditions posing a serious impediment to their health. Among Washington physicians, the number is 91 percent. This is one key finding of a survey of 8,772 physicians commissioned by The Physicians Foundation and conducted by Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm.... Read More >>

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 >>

New funding opportunity for rural hospitals – Nov. 30 deadline

The Optimizing Rural Health Technical Advisory Center (ORH) is a newly created assistance opportunity from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Its goal is to partner with rural communities to identify and address health care needs and challenges.... 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 >>

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 >>

340B Day is approaching quickly!

The 340B program provides vital funding for community health programs and helps the uninsured access medications. A few seats remain for 340B Education Day on November 13 at WSHA’s offices in Seattle.... Read More >>

Program offers members savings on equipment maintenance programs

Members recently had the opportunity to learn more about how equipment maintenance management programs (EMMPs) can provide significant savings and lessen the administrative burden from original equipment manufacturer (OEM) service agreements.... Read More >>

Nurse manager certificate program now available through careLearning

WSHA members can now access Sigma Theta Tau International’s Nurse Manager Certificate Program through careLearning. The Nurse Manager Certificate Program is a robust web-based program designed to help develop nursing management competencies necessary to function in today's fast-paced and ever-changing health care environment.... 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 >>

Washington Poison Center launches 2019 Hospital Fair Share program

The Washington Poison Center will soon launch its 2019 Hospital Fair Share program, requesting individual hospitals and health care systems in Washington State make an annual community benefit investment, which helps fund continued access to emergency poison control services for their institutions.... Read More >>

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