Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Cd’A retirement complex gives not to its roots

The Village at Orchard Ridge, formerly Coeur d’Alene Senior Living, has taken on a new name as its operators look forward to guiding it into its second century of service. ...

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Cremation gardens grow in the Spokane area

With the popularity of cremation growing, the Fairmount Memorial Association, a Spokane-based nonpro...

Retirement needn’t mean selling your business

Does retirement always have to mean selling your small business? For many small business owners, the...

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Senate bill would create justice centers to aid seniors

Washington state Sens. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, and Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, Wash., are co-spo...

Patient-centered care leads industry improvements

I’m a pretty healthy guy, but I have spent much of my life in and around hospitals. My mother vol...

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Shift away from fee-for-service payments gears up

Medicare’s recent announcement of new goals to pay health care providers for the quality of care provided rather than the quantity of services rendered marks a clear change in direction for the industry’s future, health executives say, but it’s a pa...

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Providence Health Care begins to reap ACA benefits

Amid the turbulent ongoing statewide and national debates over health care policy and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act last year, Elaine Couture, CEO of Providence Health Care, remains optimistic that the complex law will push health care pro...

Placing a sharper focus on four key areas in 2015

Despite being five years into the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health care industry is still faced with immense change and uncertainty. While insurers and health care providers continue to learn and adapt, individuals and employers also are adjusting to...

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Kootenai Health’s goal to become a regional center

Kootenai Health is much more than the community hospital it was just a few years ago, before it began implementing its current strategic plan, says Jeremy Evans, the Coeur d’Alene-based health system’s vice president of operations. ...

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Doctors launching virtual dermatology service here

Three doctors have teamed up to form a teledermatology company here, called Virtual Dermatologic LLC, in an effort to give patients easier and faster access to dermatologists, says Monte Zarlingo, a board-certified radiologist and co-owner of Virtual Derm...

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