Healthcare Innovation: Physicians, Hospitals in Washington State Pursue Value During a Time of Pandemic

On Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30, Healthcare Innovation sponsored its Pacific Northwest Virtual Healthcare Innovation Summit. On the morning of October 29, Healthcare Innovation Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland moderated a panel entitled “Delivering on Value in the Era of COVID-19.” His panelists were Melanie Matthews, CEO, Physicians of Southwest Washington (Olympia), and Elya Prystowsky, Ph.D., executive director of the Washington Rural Health Collaborative (Olympia), […]

Summit Pacific Receives Washington State Hospital Association’s Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award for Opioid Crisis Intervention

(ELMA, WA) – The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) announced that Summit Pacific’s “Rural Opioid Crisis Intervention Quality Improvement” has been awarded WSHA’s 2020 Rural Quality Everyday Extraordinary Award. This award recognizes outstanding improvement in the safety and quality of rural healthcare. Summit Pacific received the award for its work in starting a Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) […]

Members in the Media: Forks Hospital is Featured on Amateur Radio

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Forks Community Hospital was featured on Amateur Radio Newsline Report regarding their efforts to expand radio frequency (RF) coverage in the most remote areas of Clallam County, Washington. To listen to this broadcast, click here. Coverage of Forks Community Hospital begins at minute 4:00.

Listen to Josh Martin’s Interview on Rural Health Leadership Radio

June 9, 2020 Summit Pacific Medical Center’s CEO and Collaborative Board’s Vice Chair Vice Chair, Josh Martin, is interviewed on Rural Health Leadership Radio. “We set a very bold vision that through Summit Care, we will build one of the healthiest communities in the nation.” ~Josh Martin Josh Martin joined Summit Pacific Medical Center in […]

Updated COVID-19 Information from the Washington State Hospital Association

While coronavirus (COVID-19) is new, preparing for responses to disasters is not. Hospitals and health systems conduct emergency preparedness training year-round, in each region and facility. Hospitals treat patients with infectious diseases every day. There are protocols in place to care for these patients while ensuring the safety of hospital staff, visitors and the larger […]

COVD-19 national emergency declaration provides flexibility rural health system needs as patient care demands increase

This post contains important information from our partners at the Washington State Hospital Association. For more information, please contact Beth Zborowski at bethz@wsha.org. President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on Friday March 13th related to the COVID-19 outbreak is welcome news to Washington’s hospitals. The health care delivery system in Washington state has been […]