Spokane Journal of Business

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Cd’A orthopedic practice to open second clinic here

Meridian Construction Inc., of Spokane Valley, is working on a nearly $500,000 tenant improvement project in the medical district on the lower South Hill, where a growing orthopedic practice currently based in Coeur d’Alene plans to open a second clinic...

WSU’s University District Health Clinic gets green light

The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the sale of up to $16.25 million in revenue bonds, to be used for the design and construction of its planned University District Health Clinic, east of downtown Spokane. The two-story, 42,000...

Spokane medical-benefits broker to add new division

Spokane medical benefit broker VEBA Service Group is planning to open a call center division here on Jan. 1, says Mark Wilkerson, area president for VEBA. The company, located in 8,400 square feet of space at 906 W. Second downtown, will be hiring six c...

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Washington Alliance of Teaching Physicians plugs creation of medical school in Spokane

The Washington Alliance of Teaching Physicians is stepping up its efforts to support a fully accredited medical school in Spokane, say Spokane physicians Jeremy Graham and Henry Mroch, spokesmen for the ad hoc group. Representatives of ATP, which is made...

Spokane Eye Clinic plans to move its Spokane Valley office

Spokane Eye Clinic PS and affiliate Spokane Optical Co. plan to move their Valley operations to the River View Corporate Center, says Lisa Werner, a spokeswoman for the clinic. Together, the longtime Spokane-based medical practice and the optical shop wi...

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Inland Northwest Blood Center looks to solve drop in demand

Spokane-based nonprofit Inland Northwest Blood Center is endeavoring to maintain revenue while hospital demand for blood is decreasing and donations of blood are declining. INBC President and CEO Jeff Bryant says that as hospitals look to cut costs, buy...

Health plans in state rise dramatically in second year

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange board of directors last month provided final certification of Qualified Health Plans to be offered through Washington Healthplanfinder during the second open enrollment period. ...

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New employer-owned health care plan launches here

Spokane-based Rockwood Health System has partnered with Cary, N.C.-based health care technology company Physician Care Direct to offer its Employer Health Ownership Plan (EHOP) here as an alternative to traditional third-party health insurance plans. ...

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Sacred Heart adds recently approved surgical robot

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has bought and installed the newest generation of the DaVinci robotic surgery device, a machine that’ it expects will enable it to perform surgeries it hadn’t been able to do robotically. ...

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