BHA Updates and Events

News Releases

Feb 17, 2017   DSHS continues work improving safety and quality of care at state psychiatric hospitals

Feb 16, 2017  WSH psychology internship program reaccredited 

Jan 24, 2017  DSHS, Behavioral Health Organizations welcome early psychosis program to Thurston, Mason counties

Jan 9, 2017  DSHS to help transform Medicaid in Washington

Nov 9, 2016  State holds hearings on opiate substitution treatment program in Lakewood

Nov 9, 2016  Eastern State Hospital achieves certification and accreditation

Nov 4, 2016  Washington State Prevention Summit returns to Yakima Nov 7-8

Sept 13, 2016  Washington receives grant to prevent opioid overdose

June 8, 2016   State requests public comment on relocation of opioid treatment program from Renton to Kent

May 18, 2016  Spring youth forum celebrates students making a difference

April 12, 2016  New CEO named at Western State Hospital 

April 10, 2016  DSHS thanks law enforcement, takes additional measures at Western State Hospital

April 7, 2016  Latest on escape from Western State Hospital

March 3, 2016  CMS approves hospital plan to fix violation

February 26, 2016  CMS issues finding at WSH

February 18, 2016  CMS accepts WSH correction plan

February 9, 2016  Court extends Trueblood deadline

January 22, 2016  DSHS schedules public hearings on proposed opiate substitution treatment program in Benton County

November 17, 2015:  Opioid overdose epidemic continues in Washington

November 6, 2015:  DSHS prepared to fix staffing and safety issues at state hospital 

August 18, 2015  DSHS expert in behavioral health moves to non-profit health policy practice

June 23, 2015  Student depression, suicide attempts increase

March 12, 2015  Alcohol, tobacco use down among teens; marijuana, e-cigarettes of concern 


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