Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

When older adults go back to school

Dr. Erik Strandness studied and practiced neonatal intensive-care medicine in Spokane for 25 years before retiring at the age of 51, in 2009, to pursue a graduate degree in theology at Whitworth University. After graduating in 2011, he took a position w...

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Moran Vista Senior Living adjusts to market

Since the Great Recession, Moran Vista Senior Living has balanced a slow return in demand for indepe...

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Assisted-living project gets go-ahead in Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene City Council has approved land-use requests for an envisioned 70-bed assisted-li...

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Long-term care insurance market faces challenges

As the number of elderly Americans continues to rise, the cost of long-term care insurance has becom...

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Inland Northwest Blood Center looks to solve drop in demand

Spokane-based nonprofit Inland Northwest Blood Center is endeavoring to maintain revenue while hospi...

Health plans in state rise dramatically in second year

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange board of directors last month provided final certification of Qualified Health Plans to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the second open enrollment period. ...

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New employer-owned health care plan launches here

Spokane-based Rockwood Health System has partnered with Cary, N.C.-based health care technology company Physician Care Direct to offer its Employer Health Ownership Plan (EHOP) here as an alternative to traditional third-party health insurance plans. ...

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Sacred Heart adds recently approved surgical robot

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has bought and installed the newest generation of the DaVinci robotic surgery device, a machine that’ it expects will enable it to perform surgeries it hadn’t been able to do robotically. ...

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Insurance broker aims to simplify Obamacare

Independent insurance broker Robert S. Welk, who owns Welk Security & Trust on Spokane’s North Side, isn’t interested in offering his personal views on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or O...

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