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Health care sector still unsettled amid ACA rollout

The health care industry here expects to remain in a state of transition in the coming year as it continues to adapt to broad implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act. ...

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Deaconess looking to build North Side health center

Deaconess Hospital has applied for a building permit for a $5.2 million ambulatory health care center on Spokane’s North Side. The hospital plans to erect a single-story building with 12,700 square feet of space at 8202 N. Division, according to the pe...

PAML rolls our Cinch product for testing at home

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories LLC, the Spokane-based national reference laboratory, has launched an at-home blood collection kit as part of its consumer-based product line called Cinch, which it rolled out earlier this year, says Shawn Whitcom...

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Q&A with Tom Fritz, CEO of Inland Northwest Health Service

Tom Fritz, CEO of Inland Northwest Health Services, retires at the end of this month, concluding a 16-year tenure as head of the diverse organization that operates St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Northwest MedStar, and a handful of other business u...

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...

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