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New Rockwood Retirement CEO hits ground running

With a campus redevelopment wrapping up, a new partnership with Whitworth University being fostered, and an annual audit underway, Jim Maxwell is picking up right where his predecessor left off, all while searching for his own replacement. ...

Inflation act might put life science research at risk

Spokane is just beginning to realize its potential as a regional hub of life science industry...


Providence, WSU collaborate to address nurse shortage

Providence has partnered with the Washington State University College of Nursing, in Spokane, to...


Healing Lodge of Seven Nations opens new clinic

In a quiet corner of Spokane Valley, songbirds and other sounds of nature occasionally break the...


Spokane engineer rolls out new ‘backsaver’ invention

Spokane-based Critical Airlift Safe Loader LLC has created the Helicopter Air Ambulance Backsaver, a...


Idaho WWAMI helps address physician shortage

I love living in Coeur d’Alene. I graduated from Lake City High School, and when it came time to start a family, my wife—born and raised in Coeur d’Alene—and I were intentional about doing so where we grew up. I’ve known from a young age I...


Opioid addiction emerges as issue in rural communities

As a Providence Family Medicine doctor in rural northeastern Washington, I am used to seeing a variety of cases, whether it is a cowboy in the emergency department who was thrown off a bull or a pregnant mother coming in for a routine checkup....


Living will, power of attorney can protect wishes

Are you confused about the health care directive? Is it the same as a power of attorney for health care? And what about a living will, do-not-resuscitate order, or portable order of life-sustaining treatment? These concepts can be confusing when it...


2023 Rising Star Nichole Mischke: Giving a voice to authenticity

Nichole Mischke, 35, created the online media platform Uncovered to give people who are hiding debilitating secrets an opportunity to share their stories and eventually heal from the accompanied feelings of isolation and shame. “It takes being vulner...


2023 Rising Star Stephaine Courtney: Sparking change for new moms

Activist. Innovator. Leader. Stephaine Courtney is described by her Rising Star nominator as driven to connecting people and sparking change for the underrepresented in the greater Spokane community. As executive director and founder of The ...

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