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Diagnostics lab makes yet another acquisition

Incyte Diagnostics, of Spokane Valley, says it has acquired the assets of Accupath Laboratory Services Inc., a one-pathologist lab in Seattle, and Accupath’s former owner, Dr. Robert R. Hasselbrack, has joined Incyte, where he will be heading up a compa...

Deaconess reconfirms its pick for hospital’s new CEO

Maurine Cate has been named the new CEO of Deaconess Hospital, effective Aug. 4, after having earlier put on hold her initial acceptance of the job. Cate has served as CEO of 113-bed McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, in Springfield, Ore., since 2007....

Providence-Group Health joint venture advances

Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care say they have established a name—CareUnity—and a brand for an “accountable care organization” they founded jointly in 2012, and already are starting to see some care delivery improvements as a re...

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WSU students awarded research support grants

Two Washington State University doctoral students here have been granted three years of support from the National Science Foundation to advance their respective research projects involving heart enlargement and cancer-related immune system responses, and,...

Providence contributions topped $133 million in ’13

Providence Health Care, the Spokane-based nonprofit network of hospitals, physician clinics, and other health care organizations and programs, says it contributed more than $133 million last year to provide services to thousands of needy residents through...

Premera promotes Bill Akers

Mountlake Terrace, Wash.-based Premera Blue Cross, one of the Inland Northwest’s largest providers of health care plans, has promoted Spokane-based Bill Akers to vice president and general manager of Premera’s Washington Group Market, says Premera spo...

L&I to boost penalties for workplace violations

The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries is proposing to increase penalties for serious workplace safety violations to make them more in line with federal standards. The move, however, could disproportionately harm small businesses that ma...

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Air ambulance launches service in Coeur d’Alene

Aurora, Ore.-based Life Flight Network plans to base a helicopter ambulance service in Coeur d’Alene beginning later this month. Life Flight, which claims to be the largest nonprofit medical flight program in the U.S., provides critical care transporta...

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Ballet-inspired barre workout trend grows

The ballet-inspired barre workout, a recent craze in women’s fitness, has made a home and grown in Spokane during the last several years with both franchised and independent studios. Barre workouts, Spokane Barre studio co-owner Courtney Wick says, mo...

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Combating county’s high maternal smoking rate

Despite the well-known dangers of smoking cigarettes during pregnancy, the percentage of expectant women who smoked in Spokane County is almost twice the rate of pregnant smokers in Washington state as a whole, say Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) ...

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