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Spokane Urology expands with demand

A private-practice urology clinic in Spokane is establishing a Spokane Valley location and is building an outpatient surgery center at its main office in the Iron Bridge Corporate Campus, in East Spokane....

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Focus on well-being emerges as employee benefit

The concept of employee health benefits is expanding beyond conventional medical, vision, and dental...

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital commits to improvements

Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital opened as its own entity on Spokane’s South Hill in ...

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Health care insurance rates soar in Spokane

Small employers in Washington state face double-digit increases in health-care insurance rates for ...

CHAS, Union Gospel Mission plan expansions into Lewiston

Two Spokane-based nonprofits have announced plans to expand services to Lewiston, Idaho. Union ...

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Gestalt receives approval for software in Europe

Spokane-based Gestalt Diagnostics LLC has secured eight patents in the United Kingdom for its PathFlow software, as well as clearance for clinical use of the software throughout Europe. Dan Roark, CEO of Gestalt, says the UK patents are ...

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Meet & Greet with Skyler Oberst, of Embrace Washington

Skyler Oberst has been hired as executive director of Embrace Washington, the Spokane-based nonprofit with a mission to provide support and care to children in foster care. Oberst was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in Vancouver, Washington. ...

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Travel nurses sent packing from Spokane-area hospitals

Hospitals here hope to cut costs by decreasing their reliance on travel nurses after labor expenses increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’ll likely have to pay staff nurses somewhat more to do so. ...

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Wish-granting nonprofits face backlog as costs rise

Nonprofit organizations that grant wishes to critically and terminally ill children here say that many wishes have become more expensive in the past two years, during which time a backlog of ungranted wishes grew. Hugh Severs, executive director of...

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Opioid epidemic calls for community response

While funds from Washington state’s $518 million settlement against three major pharmaceutical companies are yet to begin flowing into communities here, people familiar with the impact of the opioid epidemic in the Spokane area say addressing the pr...

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