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CHAS adds dental clinic to its Spokane Valley urgent care

Nonprofit health services provider Community Health Association of Spokane, better known as CHAS, is remodeling part of its Urgent Care-Valley location at 1502 N. Vercler to include a new dental clinic. Kelly Halverson, vice president of administrative s...

Excelsior Youth Center leads formation of new care collaborative

Spokane nonprofit Excelsior Youth Center has teamed with two companies to establish Integrated Managed Care Collaborative, a new network tool aimed at helping behavioral health organizations prepare for the integration of health care in the Spokane region...

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A fast expansion of rapid-care health services in Spokane

Spokane’s biggest health care providers are adding rapid-care clinics in the Spokane market, well, rapidly. Providence Health Care has opened one such clinic in the Spokane area, called Providence Express Care Clinic, and has plans to open three more ...

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Medex Northwest: An assist to the provider gap

Trained as an emergency room technician, Eric Anderies, 28, worked at a Spokane hospital for about three years before deciding to enter a regional physician assistant program. He’s among 31 students now studying in a Spokane classroom through Medex N...

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Cancer Care Northwest grows its stem-cell transplant program

Since Spokane Valley-based Cancer Care Northwest opened the first autologous stem cell transplant program here in 2005, it has conducted 271 transplants on patients ranging from 15 to 78 years old. Dr. Hakan Kaya, an oncologist, hematologist, and senior ...

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Psychiatric Solutions seeks to fill mental health gaps

In an attempt to fill in what’s believed to be a gap in psychiatric care here, Spokane Valley-based Psychiatric Solutions opened in January with its mission to help patients recently released from psychiatric hospitals transition more effectively back i...

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Helping caregivers understand dementia

Rick Bennett, administrator of the Bennett House adult day care center in Coeur d’Alene, says he’s about to start up a new business to help caregivers of people with cognitive loss. The new venture, to be called The Dementia Coach, is designed to hel...

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Courtney Law nurtures young UW-GU health partnership

Although she is already more than two years into her position as the director of the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, Courtney Law says she’s really just getting started. “I’ve always enj...

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Nursing to be most in-demand profession in Spokane, forecast says

An annual occupational forecast from the Washington state Employment Security Department suggests that registered nurse will be the most in-demand occupation in Spokane County for jobs that requires at least a bachelor’s degree, says D. Patrick Jones, w...

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Kootenai Health launches master plan’s third phase

Coeur d’Alene-based health network Kootenai Health has started work on the $12 million third phase of construction and expects to complete its $45 million second phase this summer at its main hospital campus, at 2003 Kootenai Health Way, near the northw...

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