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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...

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...

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