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Self-care strategies are part of professional success

As a society, we women have been trained as mothers, wives, caregivers, and taught to be there for others to the point that if we take time to do something for ourselves, for our mental or physical health, it often comes with a large helping of guilt. Th...

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WSU studies Medicaid access at rural pharmacies

Community pharmacies located in rural areas across the state are less likely to contract with at least one Medicaid plan than pharmacies located in urban areas, preliminary results of research conducted through the Spokane-based Washington State Universit...

Bouten Construction to build new Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery has named Spokane-based Bouten Construction Co. as the contractor for the crisis nursery’s new 30,000-square-foot facility at 2230 E. Sprague, noting the construction company’s past projects with NAC Architecture, the ...

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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