Spokane Journal of Business

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Advanced demand for nurse practitioners

Health care educators here say the demand for advanced practice nurses continues to grow, as physician shortages loom and rural residents face declining access to care. Anne Mason is the director of Washington State University’s doctor of nursing...

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100-bed Inland Northwest Behavioral Hospital prepares to open

Spokane soon will have another resource for those in need of behavioral health care. An Oct. 1 soft opening is planned for the $34 million, 100-bed Inland Northwest Behavioral Hospital, says director of business development Lonna Smith. Those interested ...

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Northwest Pediatric Ophthalmology: Focusing on the eyes of youth

Spokane-based niche eye clinic Northwest Pediatric Ophthalmology PS is projecting it will be able to see up to 80 patients a day in its new, larger medical office at 842 S. Cowley, says Rachelle Zimmerer, the practice’s manager. That’s roughly 10 to ...

Providence offers new mental health program

In an effort to continue to address community need for behavioral health care, Providence Health Care has announced plans to open RISE, a new outpatient behavioral health program for adults and adolescents. Tamara Sheehan, regional director of...

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Nurses poised to improve environmental health

As evidenced by this summer’s wildfire season, the health of the environment is often closely connected to human health. Beth Schenk, adjunct faculty member at WSU’s College of Nursing and leader of nursing research for Providence St. Joseph Health...

Mann-Grandstaff to pilot VA health record system

The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, in Spokane, will be the first of more than 1,200 VA medical facilities throughout the nation to adopt a new electronic health record system. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...

Excelsior receives $2 million state health facilities grant

Spokane nonprofit Excelsior Youth Center has been awarded a $2 million Behavioral Health Facilities grant. Andrew Hill, president at Excelsior, located at 3754 W. Indian Trail Road, says the youth center plans to use the funding to double projected...

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Retiring in Lilacs

Larry Enloe thinks everybody should look into Lilac Plaza Retirement Community LLC. “I love it … they have everything,” says Enloe, who has resident of the 14-floor independent-living retirement community for nine years. Enloe says he likes to car...

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Valley concern helps widows find independence

Twenty years ago, Wes Teterud and his wife, Adrienne, started Widows Might in the basement of a local church, with the goal of the Spokane Valley nonprofit to provide guidance and resources on practical matters for widows who might not have support from...

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Fieldstone Memory Care construction starts on South Hill

Construction has started on the $12.5 million Fieldstone Memory Care assisted-living facility at 4515 S. Freya on Spokane’s South Hill, says Justin Younker, principal of Yakima, Wash.-based Cascadia Senior Living LLC. The company does business as and ...

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