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Health care staffing level legislation heard in Olympia

| Jan 19, 2022 | Washington

A proposed minimum staffing level bill for hospitals was heard today in the Washington State House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee.  The bill would move oversight of staffing committee statutes from the Department of Health, where it currently resides, to the Department of Labor and Industries. It would also increase...[ Read More ]

Nearly half a million Washingtonians live in pharmacy deserts

| Jan 18, 2022 | Washington

Stretching above its foothills, the glacial crown of Mt. Rainier stands guard over Packwood, one of Washington’s dwindling lumber towns.  Today, Packwood — population 319 — may be best known for its biannual flea market. Every spring and fall, thousands of visitors descend on the town. For travelers, it's the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: What you missed, 2022 health policy, Deferred care

| Jan 12, 2022 | Washington

Last week we were honored to host the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which brought together a diverse group of some of the most senior health care executives and health policy leaders in the state. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" we feature several of...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference

Emily Boerger | Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Last week, State of Reform hosted our 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, bringing together thought leaders, legislators, and policy experts into multi-silo conversations about the future of health care in Washington.     Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid...[ Read More ]

Video: The new social determinant imperative

| Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Addressing the social determinants of health has been a growing consideration in the world of health care and community services. During the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference, four of Washington’s most thoughtful stakeholders discussed what this means for the field in a panel called ‘The new social...[ Read More ]

Keynote: Executive panel on equity, improving health systems

| Jan 11, 2022 | Washington

Three of Washington’s most insightful health care leaders joined us for the afternoon keynote at the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference.      The keynote, moderated by State of Reform’s own DJ Wilson, included Leanne Berge, chief executive officer of Community Health Plan of Washington, Ben Danielson,...[ Read More ]