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Private nursing agency at home with young patients

Spokane Valley-based Pediatric Home Care Inc. focuses on enhancing the quality of life of medically fragile children, by helping young patients to live at home despite their needs for intensive medical intervention, says Ruth Seignemartin, administrator a...

Working toward a more educated RN workforce

Washington state’s nursing leaders are continuing to make momentous progress toward reaching the national goal of creating a highly educated, diverse nursing workforce that will be better prepared to take care of all people now and in the future. ...

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CareUnity brings in its first chief medical officer

CareUnity, the accountable-care organization developed two years ago by Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care, has hired Dr. Jeffrey Liles as its chief medical officer. ...

Patricia Butterfield to step down as nursing school dean

Patricia Butterfield, dean of Washington State University’s College of Nursing, will leave the dean post and return to a faculty role next April. She currently directs nursing education at WSU’s campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Yakima...

Complex ‘lost chance’ lawsuit against Providence tossed

A Washington state appellate court panel here recently rejected a lawsuit against Spokane’s Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and related parties that was predicated partly on what’s called a “lost chance” malpractice ...

Providence surgery center in Valley gets green light

Providence Health Services-Washington announced this afternoon that it is moving forward with plans for an outpatient surgery center in the Providence Medical Park, in Spokane Valley, after receiving approval of its certificate-of-need application from th...

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Washington Health Benefit Exchange adds staff for next rush

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange and its customer-service contractor here are bulking up their staffs in anticipation of the next open enrollment period for plans offered through Washington Healthplanfinder, says Richard Onizuka, CEO for the exchang...

North Side orthopedic practice sues Providence Health

A Spokane orthopedic practice has brought a lawsuit against Providence Health & Services, Providence Holy Family Hospital, and Providence Medical Group, alleging unlawful and predatory practices. Lukins & Annis PS, the Spokane law firm representing Ortho...

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Women veteran in Spokane seeking aid for depression, PTSD

In 2008, when Cindy Jayne, 52, retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, she was angry, depressed, drinking heavily, and had threatened suicide more than once. She wasn’t technically homeless, she says, but she spent the better part of a...

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Bloom’s birth resource

Bloom Spokane, the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area nonprofit chapter of BirthNetwork National, has released its first Hospital Maternity Guide that shows childbirth options offered by area hospitals, says Bloom founder Tine Reese and Birth Options progra...

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