Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Weight loss surgery surge

Last year at this time, Mari Shay, a registered nurse at the Rockwood Weight Loss Surgery Center in Spokane, weighed in at about 100 pounds heavier than she does today. Shay says she was prediabetic, her cholesterol was rising, and she suffered from hypog...

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Research probes sleep cycle, cancer treatment link

A researcher at Washington State University Spokane is studying the way the body’s biological regu...

CHAS leases lower South Hill space for new health clinic

Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS), the Spokane-based nonprofit provider of medical, den...

For small businesses, it’s almost time to SHOP

The Small Employer Health Options Program (SHOP) will open Jan. 1 across Washington state for the fi...

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Private nursing agency at home with young patients

Spokane Valley-based Pediatric Home Care Inc. focuses on enhancing the quality of life of medically ...

Working toward a more educated RN workforce

Washington state’s nursing leaders are continuing to make momentous progress toward reaching the national goal of creating a highly educated, diverse nursing workforce that will be better prepared to take care of all people now and in the future. ...

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CareUnity brings in its first chief medical officer

CareUnity, the accountable-care organization developed two years ago by Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care, has hired Dr. Jeffrey Liles as its chief medical officer. ...

Patricia Butterfield to step down as nursing school dean

Patricia Butterfield, dean of Washington State University’s College of Nursing, will leave the dean post and return to a faculty role next April. She currently directs nursing education at WSU’s campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Yakima...

Complex ‘lost chance’ lawsuit against Providence tossed

A Washington state appellate court panel here recently rejected a lawsuit against Spokane’s Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and related parties that was predicated partly on what’s called a “lost chance” malpractice ...

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Distressed properties on tour

Cindy Carrigan and her business partner, Doc Nicolson, both brokers with Keller Williams Realty Spokane Five Star Real Estate Group, have specialized in selling foreclosed homes here since 2001. ...

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