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Patricia Butterfield to step down as nursing school dean

Patricia Butterfield, dean of Washington State University’s College of Nursing, will leave the dean post and return to a faculty role next April. She currently directs nursing education at WSU’s campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Yakima...

Complex ‘lost chance’ lawsuit against Providence tossed

A Washington state appellate court panel here recently rejected a lawsuit against Spokane’s Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and related parties that was predicated partly on what’s called a “lost chance” malpractice ...

Providence surgery center in Valley gets green light

Providence Health Services-Washington announced this afternoon that it is moving forward with plans for an outpatient surgery center in the Providence Medical Park, in Spokane Valley, after receiving approval of its certificate-of-need application from th...

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Washington Health Benefit Exchange adds staff for next rush

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange and its customer-service contractor here are bulking up their staffs in anticipation of the next open enrollment period for plans offered through Washington Healthplanfinder, says Richard Onizuka, CEO for the exchang...

North Side orthopedic practice sues Providence Health

A Spokane orthopedic practice has brought a lawsuit against Providence Health & Services, Providence Holy Family Hospital, and Providence Medical Group, alleging unlawful and predatory practices. Lukins & Annis PS, the Spokane law firm representing Ortho...

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Women veteran in Spokane seeking aid for depression, PTSD

In 2008, when Cindy Jayne, 52, retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, she was angry, depressed, drinking heavily, and had threatened suicide more than once. She wasn’t technically homeless, she says, but she spent the better part of a...

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Bloom’s birth resource

Bloom Spokane, the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area nonprofit chapter of BirthNetwork National, has released its first Hospital Maternity Guide that shows childbirth options offered by area hospitals, says Bloom founder Tine Reese and Birth Options progra...

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Cd’A orthopedic practice to open second clinic here

Meridian Construction Inc., of Spokane Valley, is working on a nearly $500,000 tenant improvement project in the medical district on the lower South Hill, where a growing orthopedic practice currently based in Coeur d’Alene plans to open a second clinic...

WSU’s University District Health Clinic gets green light

The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the sale of up to $16.25 million in revenue bonds, to be used for the design and construction of its planned University District Health Clinic, east of downtown Spokane. The two-story, 42,000...

Spokane medical-benefits broker to add new division

Spokane medical benefit broker VEBA Service Group is planning to open a call center division here on Jan. 1, says Mark Wilkerson, area president for VEBA. The company, located in 8,400 square feet of space at 906 W. Second downtown, will be hiring six c...

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