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New report details impact of COVID-19 on Native organizations

Emily Boerger | Jan 21, 2021 | Washington

Leadership in a time of uncertainty with health care leaders

| Jan 19, 2021 | Washington

From PPE shortages, the COVID-19 pandemic, staffing shortages and wildfires, 2020 has thrown as many curveballs as it could to the health care industry in Washington. Gary Kaplan, CEO of Virginia Mason, Ketul Patel, CEO of CHI Franciscan and Beth Johnson, CEO of Coordinated Care, joined us as the final...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Manka Dhingra makes the case for three behavioral health bills headed to executive session

Michael Goldberg | Jan 15, 2021 | Washington

Senator Manka Dhingra is the Chair of the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care. Today, the Committee held public hearings for three bills: SB 5073 (Concerning involuntary commitment), SB 5071 (Creating transition teams to assist specified persons under civil commitment), and SB 5074 (Establishing safe station...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/Sen. Karen Keiser, "Covered lives assessment," Vaccine rollout

| Jan 12, 2021 | Washington

The legislative session is underway. While members had to manage a few in-person votes yesterday to set the rules for the session, the rest of the 105-day session is expected to be virtual. I am curious about how much pent up anxiety will get a voice in the session. As...[ Read More ]

Seattle doctor part of the riots at the Capitol in Washington DC

Sydney Kurle | Jan 11, 2021 | Washington

Dr. Tammy Towers Parry, a family medicine doctor in Seattle, was part of the mob who stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC last Wednesday. In a video on Twitter she was seen declaring that she had stormed the capitol building, where Congress was in the process of certifying electoral...[ Read More ]

Washington Democrats and Republicans lay out health legislative priorities

Sydney Kurle | Jan 11, 2021 | Washington

Six state lawmakers gathered this week to discuss the upcoming session and the health care and fiscal policies they expect to address. The conversations took place in two separate panels — one featuring Democrats and one featuring Republicans — during the Washington State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference. The...[ Read More ]

WA Veterinarian Association tells members they are priority for vaccinations

DJ Wilson | Jan 11, 2021 | Washington

Last Thursday, the Washington State Veterinarian Medical Association (WSVMA) sent out guidance to its members stating that they were eligible for vaccinations, per Dept. of Health guidance. That turned out not to be accurate. The WSVMA corrected itself today in a release to its site. However, in the intervening days,...[ Read More ]

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