Spokane Journal of Business

Local News > Health Care

Spokane physician to switch to ‘direct primary care’

Dr. Donald F. Condon, a Spokane-based primary care physician in practice for more than 35 years, plans to transition in January to a new business model offering Spokane patients primary health care for a flat annual fee, rather than billing insurance comp...

U.S. Community Behavioral acquires autism clinic

U.S. Community Behavioral LLC, a multistate provider of residential and behavioral services based in Spokane, has acquired autism clinic Integrated Development Services, of Madison, Wis., says Martin Favis, CEO of U.S. Community Behavioral. U.S. Communi...

UW study: Spokane can't support two medical schools

Eastern Washington can’t support two medical schools because of a lack of capacity in clinics and residency programs, says a study released this morning by the University of Washington. The study, which UW commissioned Pittsburgh-based Tripp Umbach t...

1

Weight loss surgery surge

Last year at this time, Mari Shay, a registered nurse at the Rockwood Weight Loss Surgery Center in Spokane, weighed in at about 100 pounds heavier than she does today. Shay says she was prediabetic, her cholesterol was rising, and she suffered from hypog...

1

Research probes sleep cycle, cancer treatment link

A researcher at Washington State University Spokane is studying the way the body’s biological regulatory system, called the circadian clock, influences skin cancer and the treatments used for it. ...

CHAS leases lower South Hill space for new health clinic

Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS), the Spokane-based nonprofit provider of medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services, has leased almost 6,000 square feet of space in the South Perry District for a new clinic, says spokeswoman ...

For small businesses, it’s almost time to SHOP

The Small Employer Health Options Program (SHOP) will open Jan. 1 across Washington state for the first time. ...

1

Private nursing agency at home with young patients

Spokane Valley-based Pediatric Home Care Inc. focuses on enhancing the quality of life of medically fragile children, by helping young patients to live at home despite their needs for intensive medical intervention, says Ruth Seignemartin, administrator a...

Working toward a more educated RN workforce

Washington state’s nursing leaders are continuing to make momentous progress toward reaching the national goal of creating a highly educated, diverse nursing workforce that will be better prepared to take care of all people now and in the future. ...

1

CareUnity brings in its first chief medical officer

CareUnity, the accountable-care organization developed two years ago by Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care, has hired Dr. Jeffrey Liles as its chief medical officer. ...

Sign up for our E-mail updates

including the
Morning Edition

Join our list