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 Newman Lake couple builds first-aid supply business

Newman Lake couple builds first-aid supply business

A couple who needed jobs in the latter 1990s have built up a home-based, first-aid supply business here into a growing enterprise that now serves more than 3,000 employers across three states and employs five other people. Their company, Action Medical, ...

Addiction treatment center focuses on whole family

Spokane Valley addiction center Harmony Grove Counseling is offering recovery services not only to those with addiction issues, but for addicts' families as well, says Joe Terhaar, the owner and administrator of Harmony Grove. "We provide counseling tha...

 NW MedStar boosts its fleet with $9 million purchase

NW MedStar boosts its fleet with $9 million purchase

Northwest MedStar, the Spokane-based air ambulance service operated by nonprofit Inland Northwest Health Services, expects to take delivery early next year of the second of two helicopters it has bought this year. The first twin-engine EC-135 helicopter...

INHS restructured so Providence is lone member

The Empire Health Foundation will discontinue its role as a member of Inland Northwest Health Services, leaving Providence Health Care as INHS's lone member. As part of the restructuring, Providence is making a $40 million donation to the a joint a...

Blue Room adds to rural hospital work

Spokane-based Blue Room Architecture & Design PS says it and its team of local consulting engineers is beginning work on the design of a $25 million replacement hospital in Bowman, N.D., a small town in the southwest corner of that state.John is...

PAML creates new division for age-management testing

Spokane-based Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories LLC has launched a new testing division named Aion Laboratories, which specializes in diagnostics in the growing field of age-management medicine, says Patty Sipes, PAML senior vice president...

Deaconess Hospital names new CEO

Deaconess Hospital has appointed Maurine Cate as its new CEO. She's expected to start in January.Cate currently is CEO of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, in Springfield, Ore., where she has served as CEO since 2007. Community Health Systems...

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Tax experts plot strategies to soften blows of rate jump

The largest year-over-year individual tax increases in at least a decade are in effect, and high-income earners who haven't planned for them might be in for a shock, tax preparers here say.Many middle-income taxpayers also might be surprised by...

SCC to start classes for caregivers wanting to become nursing aides

Spokane Community College plans to start two new courses for certification as a nursing assistant, known as an NAC. Jane Branda, NAC program director at SCC, says the school will offer the medical assistant certified and home care aide certified...

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Maternity center project progresses

Summer Gilstrap, nurse manager for the Family Maternity Center at Providence Holy Family Hospital, sits in a model maternity suite that's part of a $9.5 million expansion and remodel of the center. The project is scheduled to be completed early...

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