Spokane Journal of Business

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Fitness industry goes specialized in Spokane area

As more movements emerge in the health and fitness industry, especially in niche markets, Spokane’s fitness entrepreneurs and larger gyms are taking steps to keep up with the times. Targeted workouts such as yoga, Pilates, Pure Barre, spinning, and Z...

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Most small companies in Spokane area see health plan costs increase

Spokane-area businesses with fewer than 50 employees are seeing some of the larger hikes in employer-sponsored health plan premiums this year, though it depends on factors such as the insurance carrier and employees’ ages, brokers say. As individuals a...

Providence to add pediatric practice

Providence Medical Group, of Spokane, announced this afternoon that it has agreed to add Pediatric Associates of Spokane, in which five physicians and two nurse practitioners work, to its physician practice. Pediatric Associates is expected to join the...

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Sacred Heart, Deaconess to boost cardiac, emergency care

Spokane’s two largest hospitals, both located on Spokane’s lower South Hill, are planning sizable expansion and remodel projects this year with a total value of $13.4 million, records on file with the city of Spokane show. In one project, Providence ...

Decision affirms hospice service’s need certificate

A Washington state appellate court panel here has upheld a lower-court finding that Liberty Lake-based Family Home Care Corp. met the certificate-of-need requirements to provide hospice services in Spokane County. The case stemmed from a lawsuit that n...

Pair opens health clinic in renovated Valley space

A physician assistant-owned medical clinic recently opened in the Spokane Valley under the name Optimal Healthcare Inc. Physician assistant Kevin Bichler and his wife, Janice Jordan-Bichler, are the owners of the general medicine and family medicine clin...

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Overall vascular health should be factored into varicose vein options, physician says

Women should talk to health providers about overall vascular health when looking for relief from symptoms caused by varicose veins, says Dr. Stephen Murray, a surgeon at the Providence Vascular Institute, in Spokane. Females seeking medical procedures t...

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AEastern therapies used as alternative treatments

Spokane acupuncturist and East Asian medical practitioner Rebekah Giangreco says she strives to help women find solutions to what ails both mind and body, naturally. The New Moon Family Wellness Center, which is owned by Giangreco and her husband, Antho...

In-home care services company moves, launches training center

The owner of the Spokane Valley franchise of Visiting Angels, which offers in-home care services, has moved to larger quarters in the Valley and has opened a training center. Trondheim LLC, the Spokane Valley-based franchisee company owned by Cindy Jo...

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Inland Northwest economy continues to make positive strides

In some sectors of the Inland Northwest economy, activity levels are returning to prerecession levels, welcome news that comes none too soon for economic observers. In overall employment, Spokane-area economists are expecting job growth next year, though...

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