Spokane Journal of Business

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Kootenai Health’s goal to become a regional center

Kootenai Health is much more than the community hospital it was just a few years ago, before it began implementing its current strategic plan, says Jeremy Evans, the Coeur d’Alene-based health system’s vice president of operations. ...

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Doctors launching virtual dermatology service here

Three doctors have teamed up to form a teledermatology company here, called Virtual Dermatologic LLC, in an effort to give patients easier and faster access to dermatologists, says Monte Zarlingo, a board-certified radiologist and co-owner of Virtual Derm...

Quality health care at lower cost isn’t an oxymoron

Jumbo shrimp. Routine emergency. We’ve all seen examples of oxymora — seemingly contradictory terms in juxtaposition. Some might say that “higher quality, lower cost” is an oxymoron when it comes to health care. ...

Big rural health gathering to be held here in March

What’s touted to be the Northwest’s largest gathering on rural health will take place here March 17-19 during two conferences that are expected to draw health professionals from Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Washington, organizers say. ...

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North Idaho group starts work on medical campus

A group of medical professionals affiliated with Northwest Specialty Hospital, in Post Falls, is developing another complex near the hospital that’s to be called Syringa Medical Campus, says Darron Rock, a spokesman for the group, North Idaho Surgical H...

Work-site clinic operator targets big Spokane-area employers

AnovaWorks PLLC, a Wenatchee-based company that works with larger employers to provide health care services on or near their premises to help them reduce costs, says it’s expanding its services into the Spokane area and North Idaho. ...

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Direct primary care is popular with doctors, not yet with patients

While data would indicate patient interest in direct primary health care hasn’t grown locally, it could be a trend on a national level, and Hayden, Idaho-based doctor Richard R. Samuel is taking part in that trend. ...

Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy buys nearby competitor

Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy Inc., of Spokane, has bought the assets of another independent pharmacy, the 60-year-old Fifth & Browne Pharmacy. Erik Nelson, owner of Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy, says he plans to close the Fifth & Browne operation, loc...

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WSU Spokane firms up U-District health clinic project

Washington State University Spokane plans to break ground in the spring for the planned $15 million Spokane Teaching Health Center’s University District Health Clinic, says WSU spokeswoman Terren Roloff. The university last month approved schematic des...

Deaf-assisting facility here looks to boost its presence

Sorenson Communications, a Salt Lake City-based provider of communication products for the deaf and hard of hearing, is trying to raise the profile of a year-old video relay service center it has opened here, says Spokane VRS Interpretive Center director ...

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