2018 DSHS News Releases

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DSHS announces leadership updates for Western State Hospital

Jun 12 2018

DSHS Office of Communications, Norah West, (360) 902-7833

OLYMPIA- The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has named David L. Holt as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Western State Hospital. He begins his official capacity in this role July 7, 2018.

Holt is replacing Dr. Marylouise Jones, who announced last week she was departing Western to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. Jones stepped in after former hospital CEO Cheryl Strange was appointed to serve as Secretary for DSHS in September 2017 by Governor Jay ...read the full news release


DSHS announces leadership updates for Western State Hospital

Jun 12 2018

DSHS Office of Communications, Norah West, (360) 902-7833

OLYMPIA- The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has named David L. Holt as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Western State Hospital. He begins his official capacity in this role July 7, 2018.

 

Holt is replacing Dr. Marylouise Jones, who announced last week she was departing Western to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. Jones stepped in after former hospital CEO Cheryl Strange was appointed to serve as Secretary for DSHS in September 2017 by ...read the full news release


Interim CEO at Western State Hospital leaving for private sector

Jun 08 2018

DSHS Office of Communications, Kelly Stowe, 360.902.7739

OLYMPIA- The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced that interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Western State Hospital, Dr. Marylouise Jones, is leaving her post at the 857-bed facility to take the lead on inpatient care for a private mental health provider.

Jones stepped in after former hospital CEO, Cheryl Strange, was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve as Secretary for DSHS in September 2017.

“We will miss Dr. Jones and her leadership at Western ...read the full news release


DSHS partnership adds another option for making child support payments

Jun 05 2018

DSHS Office of Communications, Kelly Stowe, 360.902.7739

 

OLYMPIA- A new partnership between the Department of Social and Health Services and LexisNexis will make paying child support easier for parents in Washington state and across the country.

Parents will now have the option to pay their child support online using their debit or credit card.

“This partnership is one more option for parents wanting to pay child ...read the full news release

OLYMPIA -- The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has scheduled a public hearing in Spokane County to receive comments on plans for the relocation of the substance use disorder treatment program Spokane Treatment Solutions on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. 

The proposed services from this relocating treatment program will improve access to essential health care for people in Spokane County who are dependent on opioids, such as heroin and OxyContin. 

The proposed program ...read the full news release