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Six observations from Hochman's statement on Delashaw

DJ Wilson | Mar 28, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

What They're Watching: Stephanie McBride

Kylie Walsh | Mar 21, 2017 | Alaska

Stephanie McBride, a nurse practitioner at Denali OB-GYN, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss transparency in pricing. I feel like as a provider, as a nurse practitioner, my job and my dream is to wake up and take care of patients every day. And so,...[ Read More ]

Message from Providence CEO Rod Hochmann

DJ Wilson | Mar 17, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

Note:  This email was first released by the Seattle Times on Thursday March 16th. The original version can be found here. ---------------------------------------------- From: Corporate Communications [mailto:CorporateCommunications@swedish.org] Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:51 PM To: Corporate Communications <CorporateCommunications@swedish.org> Subject: From Rod Hochman: Sharing My Perspective *** This message is sent on...[ Read More ]

State opportunity to innovate in Medicaid is there for the taking

| Mar 15, 2017 | Alaska, Federal, Hawaii, Texas

Yesterday HHS released a letter to Governors from Secretary Tom Price and freshly sworn-in CMS Administrator Seema Verma, inviting states to take steps to innovate on Medicaid. The letter creates a clear opportunity for states who have been wanting to try new things in the program to do so: We...[ Read More ]

Gov. Walker introduces new legislation for prescribing opioids

| Mar 6, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker continues to address Alaska’s opioid epidemic with new legislation. Gov. Walker previously addressed the opioid crisis in his State of the State in January. He later issued a State Disaster Declaration, which created an Overdose Response program. His new bill focuses on how opioids are prescribed and...[ Read More ]

Access vs. cost | Governor's race | Berkowitz on transparency

| Mar 6, 2017 | Alaska

Much of what's happening in Alaska health care can be seen as a collective but indirect policy debate:  should Alaska's priority in health care be access, cost or quality? Access has been the collective priority in recent decades, but the conversation is changing. The important discussions shaping how and whether...[ Read More ]

Three noteworthy elements of the Swedish CEO memo announcing Johnny Delashaw's resignation

DJ Wilson | Mar 2, 2017 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

Guy Hudson, the Interim CEO at Swedish Health Services, announced via memo last night that Johnny Delashaw, the subject of investigative reporting by the Seattle Times, was stepping down.  You can read the full letter here, which was initially released by the Times. From the letter. Johnny Delashaw MD has...[ Read More ]