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Treating eating disorders in Spokane

Echo Springs Transition Study Center, which operates transition living facilities in Coeur d’Alene and Bonners Ferry for students who are having trouble with college or are struggling with other life problems, has new owners as of the end of March. D...

Inland Imaging adds low radiation CT machines

Inland Imaging LLC, the Spokane-based provider of medical imaging services, has purchased and installed three new low-radiation computed tomography (CT) machines, says Angela Steinbach, manager of CT services for the company. It installed the first ma...

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North Idaho rehabilitation hospital uses 24/7 approach

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Northwest, a freestanding, acute-rehabilitation facility in Post Falls, is offering Kootenai County’s only inpatient treatment for rehabilitating patients, something it says residents previously had to travel longer for. ...

SFD converts to digital patient records system

In a step that the city of Spokane believes will make Spokane safer, the Spokane Fire Department has switched a digital patient records system. The Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system, it says, allows for electronic collection of patient information a...

Illegal tobacco sales high in state for second year

The number of retailers in Washington illegally selling tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row. An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold tobacco to minors in 2013, which is about the same ...

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Holy Family’s updated baby center ready to deliver

Providence Holy Family Hospital’s newly remodeled and expanded Family Maternity Center is drawing positive feedback from patients and staff, and is well positioned to handle anticipated growth in demand for its “LDRP” model, which enables women to e...

Kreidler looks to bolster data on medical networks

A new rule meant to give consumers more information about health insurers’ provider networks has been published by Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. The new regulation applies to all state-regulated health plans offered both ins...

Sacred Heart Medical Center nets big savings with lighting upgrade

Sacred Heart Medical Center has completed a major phase of a lighting upgrade project at its campus just south of downtown Spokane, replacing nearly 10,000 32-watt fluorescent bulbs with 25-watt bulbs and more energy-efficient fixtures, as well as install...

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$15 million health clinic envisioned in Spokane’s U-District

A community consortium that includes some of Spokane’s largest players in the health care field are planning a $15 million primary-care clinic in Spokane’s University District that would serve as a training ground for new physicians and other emerging...

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Health care insurance enrollment here is near top of exchange

Washington State Health Benefit Exchange is one of the national leaders among states in enrolling participants in qualified health plans, and Spokane County is one of the top counties for enrollment in the state, based on preliminary data compiled by the ...

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