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Washington Alliance of Teaching Physicians plugs creation of medical school in Spokane

The Washington Alliance of Teaching Physicians is stepping up its efforts to support a fully accredited medical school in Spokane, say Spokane physicians Jeremy Graham and Henry Mroch, spokesmen for the ad hoc group. Representatives of ATP, which is made...

Spokane Eye Clinic plans to move its Spokane Valley office

Spokane Eye Clinic PS and affiliate Spokane Optical Co. plan to move their Valley operations to the River View Corporate Center, says Lisa Werner, a spokeswoman for the clinic. Together, the longtime Spokane-based medical practice and the optical shop wi...

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Inland Northwest Blood Center looks to solve drop in demand

Spokane-based nonprofit Inland Northwest Blood Center is endeavoring to maintain revenue while hospital demand for blood is decreasing and donations of blood are declining. INBC President and CEO Jeff Bryant says that as hospitals look to cut costs, buy...

Health plans in state rise dramatically in second year

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange board of directors last month provided final certification of Qualified Health Plans to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the second open enrollment period. ...

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New employer-owned health care plan launches here

Spokane-based Rockwood Health System has partnered with Cary, N.C.-based health care technology company Physician Care Direct to offer its Employer Health Ownership Plan (EHOP) here as an alternative to traditional third-party health insurance plans. ...

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Sacred Heart adds recently approved surgical robot

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has bought and installed the newest generation of the DaVinci robotic surgery device, a machine that’ it expects will enable it to perform surgeries it hadn’t been able to do robotically. ...

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Insurance broker aims to simplify Obamacare

Independent insurance broker Robert S. Welk, who owns Welk Security & Trust on Spokane’s North Side, isn’t interested in offering his personal views on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or O...

Providence Holy Family in mediation with union

The Seattle-based Washington State Nurses Association, which represents more than 400 registered nurses at Providence Holy Family Hospital in north Spokane, are in mediation talks with hospital administrators over pay that they contend lags behind that of...

INHS CEO Tom Fritz to retire

Inland Northwest Health Services CEO Tom Fritz will retire at the end of this year, the organization announced today. Fritz, 62, has served as CEO of INHS for 16 years. The organization, which operates St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Northwest M...

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