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Dec 19, 2019, 17:12 ET STAR Network aims to enhance care for sepsis survivors beyond the hospital through collaboration and real-time care coordination

Each year, more than 19 million individuals develop sepsis, a life-threatening condition that is the result of the body's extreme response to an...


Apr 04, 2019, 17:06 ET Washington State Hospital Association coordinates filing amicus brief in support of the ACA

On April 1, 2019, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) joined 25 other state hospital associations in filing an amicus brief in support...


Mar 25, 2019, 15:31 ET WSHA: Hospital staffing legislation places patients at risk

Washington state lawmakers are currently considering Second Substitute House Bill 1155, which mandates uninterrupted meal and rest breaks for nurses...


Dec 11, 2018, 17:22 ET WSHA responds to Gov. Inslee's behavioral health plan

Gov. Jay Inslee has released his behavioral health plan as part of his proposed budget for the 2019-2021 biennium. The following statement on the...


Sep 25, 2018, 13:00 ET WSHA, OAHHS partner to establish Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) have established the Northwest...


Aug 16, 2016, 11:08 ET Washington State Hospital Association names Cassie Sauer as next CEO

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced today that Cassie Sauer, the association's current executive vice president, will in...


Sep 03, 2015, 05:00 ET Washington state's cesarean section rates declining

Cesarean section (C-section) rates are at their lowest levels since 2003, according to the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and...


Feb 13, 2014, 03:57 ET WSHA asks Superior Court to invalidate new Certificate of Need rules

On behalf of its 98 member hospitals, the Washington State Hospital Association filed a petition in Thurston County Superior Court to ask the court...


Feb 27, 2013, 07:30 ET Initiative Identifies Best Practices in Health Care Work Force Development

fter working 20 years as a medical assistant in Group Health Cooperative's physical therapy department, Leslee Thompson decided to take the plunge...


Jan 24, 2013, 03:00 ET Implementing Emergency Room Best Practices Improves Care, Reduces State Medicaid Costs

A new report on a collaborative effort of hospitals and physicians to reduce "unnecessary" emergency room visits and coordinate patient care also...


Jun 28, 2012, 11:56 ET Hospitals and the Supreme Court Ruling:

Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the full Affordable Care Act may continue. The Affordable Care Act is a landmark piece of...


Jun 19, 2012, 01:00 ET Preparing for the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act: A Statement from the Washington State Hospital Association

As the country awaits the United States Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, there has been significant interest in how hospitals are...


May 22, 2012, 11:55 ET Randy Revelle Announces Retirement

After 17 years as an executive at the Washington State Hospital Association, Randy Revelle, Senior Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, has...


May 09, 2012, 01:00 ET Rate of Babies Born Electively Before 39 Weeks Falls Dramatically

Washington State hospitals, physicians and expectant mothers have teamed up to deliver a dramatic increase in the number of babies born at full term...


Feb 28, 2012, 01:36 ET Washington State Resident Honored with National Welcome Back Award

Randy Revelle of Seattle will receive a Welcome Back Award for his achievements in the fight against mental illness at the 13th annual Welcome Back...


Sep 07, 2011, 01:30 ET Washington State Leads the Nation in Hospital Worker Flu Immunizations

With the start of the flu season on the horizon, The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) today announced that 86 percent of Washington...


Jul 18, 2011, 05:04 ET Hospital Association Files Lawsuit Over Deep Health Care Cuts

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced today it has filed a lawsuit against the State of Washington to overturn legislation that...


Apr 12, 2011, 01:11 ET Washington State Hospital Association and Premera Blue Cross to Advance National Patient Safety Initiative

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and Premera Blue Cross are endorsing today's announcement by President Obama and Health and Human...


Apr 11, 2011, 06:17 ET "Taxing Hospital Patients Is Sick"

Washington State's hospitals are voicing their strong opposition to the House version of the state budget with a radio and web-based campaign to...


Apr 04, 2011, 07:20 ET Washington State Hospital Association Statement on the House Budget Proposal

Washington State's hospitals are strongly opposed to the House budget and its attack on hospitals and the health of our residents. The House budget...


Feb 17, 2011, 07:20 ET 15,000 Will Lose Basic Health Coverage

The compromise budget proposal released today by the Washington State Legislature will cut 15,000 people off Basic Health coverage. The people who...


Jan 12, 2011, 02:54 ET Washington State Hospital Association Earns National Award for Patient Safety Collaboration

The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) today received the 2010 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for work advancing the...


Nov 30, 2010, 01:00 ET Hospital Surgery Infection Rates Made Public

Today, the Washington State Hospital Association is releasing hospital-specific surgical infection rate data. This is the first time this information ...


Nov 09, 2010, 12:00 ET New Hospital Policies Increase Health Care Worker Flu Immunization

Ninety-four of Washington State's 98 hospitals have adopted new policies requiring their health care workers to either get immunized against the flu...