Spokane Journal of Business

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H-Source’s revenues rise as hospital margins fall

Amid rising health care costs and continually decreasing hospital profit margins, Spokane health care technology company H-Source Holdings Ltd. is positioned to grow rapidly, the company’s co-founders say. Through its H-Source Inc. subsidiary, the com...

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Advanced Dermatology adds space, to hire more doctors

Dr. Joel Sears, founder of Spokane-based Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery PLLC, says he didn’t set out to develop a practice of a certain size or one that would dominate the Inland Northwest in that specialized area of medicine. “I just tried to s...

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An epic undertaking at MultiCare

Spokane-area health care providers, administrators, and patients alike should begin to see benefits immediately as a result of MultiCare Health System’s recent conversion to the Epic electronic health records system here, say representatives of the nonp...

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$11 million advanced care center planned in Newport

Following a $10 million bond approval in April 2016, Pend Oreille County Public Hospital District No. 1, which operates Newport Hospital & Health Services, has begun laying concrete for its new $11.1 million River Mountain Village Advanced Care assisted-l...

New medical office building rises at Riverstone

Construction is wrapping up on a single-story medical office building with a project value of $1.5 million in the Riverstone Development in northwest Coeur d’Alene, says Dr. Wayne Ellenbecker, an optometrist. Ellenbecker and his wife, Dr. Cindy Ellenbe...

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An issue of substance

Recent data show prenatal use of marijuana, opioids, and other drugs is on the rise in Spokane County and could be a factor in increased cases of low birth weights here, say Spokane Regional Health District officials. In 2016, the most recent year for wh...

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More women diagnosed with depression

Women are being diagnosed with major depression at twice the rate of men, and Spokane women are being diagnosed at a rate higher than the national average, according to a recent report. The report released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, major...

Self-care strategies are part of professional success

As a society, we women have been trained as mothers, wives, caregivers, and taught to be there for others to the point that if we take time to do something for ourselves, for our mental or physical health, it often comes with a large helping of guilt. Th...

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WSU studies Medicaid access at rural pharmacies

Community pharmacies located in rural areas across the state are less likely to contract with at least one Medicaid plan than pharmacies located in urban areas, preliminary results of research conducted through the Spokane-based Washington State Universit...

Bouten Construction to build new Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery has named Spokane-based Bouten Construction Co. as the contractor for the crisis nursery’s new 30,000-square-foot facility at 2230 E. Sprague, noting the construction company’s past projects with NAC Architecture, the ...

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