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CHAS buys multitenant building, plans new clinic

Community Health Association of Spokane, a Spokane-based nonprofit health services provider, has bought a multitenant building in Spokane Valley and plans to open its second Valley clinic in a portion of it, says Kelley Halverson, a CHAS spokeswoman. Hal...

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Putting business, mission in balance

Coeur d’Alene-based Heritage Health, formerly Dirne Community Health Center, has seen a threefold increase in annual patient visits since its CEO Mike Baker came on board in 2009. ...

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ALS clinic in Spokane unites providers

Rockwood Health System, of Spokane, launched a multidisciplinary clinic last June that’s focused on improving care for people suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and the clinic now has a new home that’s expected to help streamline pa...

Washington Healthplanfinder launches exchange

Washington Healthplanfinder has launched a statewide outreach campaign to encourage Washington residents to sign up or renew their health insurance plan at the organization’s website, wahealthplanfinder.org....

Cloninger medical malpractice trial ruling upheld

A Washington state appellate court panel here has upheld a challenged judge’s ruling that was made in a medical malpractice trial stemming from the 2010 post-surgery death of prominent Spokane architect and developer Glen Cloninger. ...

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Lending Gonzaga health care expertise to West Africa

Susan Norwood, a nursing professor at Gonzaga University, recently traveled to the Republic of Benin, West Africa, as a Fulbright Scholar Specialist to help set up a new medical clinic and teach basic first aid to staff at a “community sustainment” pr...

Pullman hospital invests in bacteria-killing copper

PULLMAN, Wash.—Pullman Re-gional Hospital, a level IV trauma center, says it has installed copper components throughout its facility as another way of reducing hospital-acquired infections and keeping patients safe. ...

Touchmark South Hill to develop fitness center

Touchmark on South Hill Retirement Community is in the early planning stages for development of a 13,000-square-foot health and fitness center on its 20-acre campus on the South Hill. Jeffrey P. Bair, executive director of Touchmark South Hill, says the...

VA Medical Center plans to build $10 million clinic

The Mann-Grandstaff Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center is in the design phase of a $10 million primary care clinic to be constructed on the hospital campus in northwest Spokane. The 25,000-square-foot clinic will be designed to accommodate what the VA re...

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...

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