An expanded budget for the new suicide and mental health crisis line would support rapid-response teams and marketing efforts.
Tacoma-based MultiCare hopes to fund Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital services that are currently unavailable, including open-heart surgery.
Young activists visited Olympia to back the expansion of health-care access, including bills to shield providers and patients from out-of-state prosecution.
Amid a retention crisis, rural hospitals turned to pricey travel-nurse agencies with little oversight or transparency. Now they need a way forward.
As other states moved to ban abortion in 2022, elected officials, abortion providers and advocates worked to strengthen protections in Washington state.
Some employees are happy to see the hospital make progress, but still want to see more.
In a legal gray area, EvergreenHealth commissioners approved including pandemic relief funds in the hospital's financial performance.
Abortion providers predicted Roe’s reversal would cause an influx of out-of-state patients. New data and clinic reports show they were right.
Burdened with slow federal action, King County health officials are scrambling to get a limited supply of vaccines to the estimated 40,000 people who are at risk.
As the opioid crisis intensifies, nightlife venues, concert spaces and festivals are recognizing that being prepared could save lives.
The new system for reaching crisis counselors could bridge barriers for Black residents seeking mental health support. Yet, some advocates are hesitant to call it a victory.
A month after the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older, families in Washington, Idaho and Montana face long waits and shipping delays.
Some felt uncertainty, then reclaimed dedication after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Federal recovery dollars 'saved' some critical access hospitals — but many small facilities still struggle with staffing and rising costs.
Beyond a rollback of abortion rights, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s team is preparing to face what might come next.
The clinic is expected to help accommodate the influx of people who will need Washington abortion services if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.