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Deaconess Hospital names new CEO

Deaconess Hospital has appointed Maurine Cate as its new CEO. She's expected to start in January.Cate currently is CEO of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, in Springfield, Ore., where she has served as CEO since 2007. Community Health Systems...

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Tax experts plot strategies to soften blows of rate jump

The largest year-over-year individual tax increases in at least a decade are in effect, and high-income earners who haven't planned for them might be in for a shock, tax preparers here say.Many middle-income taxpayers also might be surprised by...

SCC to start classes for caregivers wanting to become nursing aides

Spokane Community College plans to start two new courses for certification as a nursing assistant, known as an NAC. Jane Branda, NAC program director at SCC, says the school will offer the medical assistant certified and home care aide certified...

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Maternity center project progresses

Summer Gilstrap, nurse manager for the Family Maternity Center at Providence Holy Family Hospital, sits in a model maternity suite that's part of a $9.5 million expansion and remodel of the center. The project is scheduled to be completed early...

Providence, INBC team up to streamline blood supply

Providence Health Care, the big health-services network here, and Inland Northwest Blood Center say they've entered into a five-year agreement aimed at streamlining blood-management services and improving patient care.The two organizations say a...

Obesity places burden on bottom line

It's been said that "health is wealth," and it's becoming more evident to employers that the opposite is also true. According to the Workforce Wellness Index, unhealthy behaviors among the U.S. workforce cost employers annually a total of in...

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Health cost analysis company forms

Two experienced Spokane entrepreneurs are in countdown mode for the launch of Arevo Health, a cloud-based software startup that they hope will revolutionize corporate health care efficiency tracking.Ryan Fix and Jim Schlosser founded the company...

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St. Luke's new space goes tech driven

Video-conferencing technology in a new lab at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center has enabled a 15-year-old recovering from a spinal cord injury at the hospital here to interact daily with his algebra class in Genesee, Idaho, about 100 miles south of...

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Providence Health Care set to launch Epic system

After two years of planning and tens of thousands of hours of employee training, Providence Health Care Eastern Washington plans to go live with an Epic health records system in its four Inland Northwest hospitals at 2 a.m. Oct. 26. The launch &...

PAML offers prenatal test to detect genetic concerns

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories LLC, the Spokane-based diagnostics laboratory, says it has begun offering a new noninvasive prenatal test to check for genetic fetal abnormalities, such as the one that causes Down syndrome.PAML says the...

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