Spokane Journal of Business

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Inspire Physical Therapy opens in Coeur d’Alene

Sean Sipe, owner of Spokane Occupational & Hand Therapy, has partnered with another physical therapist to open a clinic in Coeur d’Alene. Sipe and Cara Clinton acquired some of the assets, including equipment, of the former Competitive Fitness & Physic...

Atlanta-based Aveanna buys Pediatric Home Care

Spokane Valley-based Pediatric Home Carte says it has been acquired by Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare. PHC had provided in-home nursing services to medically frail children in the Spokane area. The company—located at 1120 N. Mullan Road—was found...

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New approaches to knee replacements in Spokane

The process of undergoing both full and partial knee replacements has improved in recent years due to surgical improvements and reduced hospital stays thanks to the efforts of a couple of orthopedic physicians and practices across Spokane. Full and parti...

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North Idaho combats physician shortage

Though it hasn’t reached a critical point, a shortage of doctors in Idaho is plaguing the state, which ranks 49th nationwide in physicians per capita. Those numbers aren’t getting any better, some North Idaho medical professionals say. According to...

Four benefits trends shape destination workplaces

As businesses tally expenses and set their budgets for next year, many won’t be able to escape the fact that health care price inflation continues to fuel increases in the cost of benefits. According to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s 2017 Benefits Strat...

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MultiCare’s David O’Brien hopes to bring health care giant’s vision for Spokane to life

Dr. David O’Brien, MultiCare Health System’s first chief executive for its new Inland Northwest region, says he enters the job with three main goals. “We’re looking to strengthen leadership here at MultiCare, improve upon our partnerships in the...

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Small-town physical therapy clinic sees growth after expansion

The Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center says it has doubled its fitness center membership to 650 people since adding a 600-square-foot pool in June. It’s the third expansion that Deer Park Physical Therapy Inc., which does business as Deer Park...

Avoid misconceptions when choosing Medicare plan

The Medicare annual election period, which started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, is a time for people with Medicare to make important decisions about their health care—just ask the 17.7 million people who decided on a Medicare Advantage plan in 2016....

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Dingus Zarecor finds niche among health care nonprofits

Tom Dingus, co-owner and managing partner at Spokane Valley-based Dingus, Zarecor & Associates PLLC, says the accounting firm caters to a narrow niche of customers. That focus has led to substantial business growth for the firm over its 14 years in opera...

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A bump in bariatric surgeries

Nearly six years ago, Melani Schorr, a 44-year-old radiology information systems administrator at Deaconess Hospital, in Spokane, had gastric bypass surgery, a decision she says has changed her life. “I’d been overweight my whole life—diets, exerci...

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