Spokane Journal of Business

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Helping children with autism find their voice

Washington State University Spokane has partnered with Northwest Autism Center, of Spokane, to launch an interdisciplinary program for speech and hearing sciences graduate students to gain hands-on experience while helping children with autism spectrum di...

Rockwood Clinic to open new south Valley office

Rockwood Clinic PS, of Spokane, has started renovating a 4,800-square-foot space in a strip mall in Spokane Valley and plans to open a primary care clinic there, Rockwood Chief Operating Officer Greg Repetti says. The total cost to renovate the space, lo...

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital attains top designation

The neonatal intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital has received the American Academy of Pediatrics’ level IV designation, which the AAP describes as the highest level of care for premature and critically ill newborns. Sacred Heart s...

Startup aims at reducing waste of medical products

Spokane startup e-business H-Source LLC, which is promoting its website at www.h-source.com as a marketplace for hospitals and medical providers to buy, sell, and trade medicines and equipment, is pursuing funding to help it to expand the website and attr...

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Providence CEO: Making mission a medical mindset

Former Montana resident Alex Jackson had little interest in leaving his position as a Providence hospital system executive in Portland in late 2011 when Spokane colleague Elaine Couture began trying to entice him into applying for a position here that she...

PAML partners to launch cancer diagnostic tool

Spokane-based national reference laboratory Pathology Associates Medical Laboratory LLC is launching with its partner, Seattle-based lab CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories, a new cancer diagnostic product, which will be marketed under the name Symbiodx....

Telepharmacy services increasingly filling rural need

There is a large scale national focus on providing telehealth services to areas underserved by various medical specialties. Telehealth services are designed to enhance access to care, reduce overall costs of care, and improve the chances for patient ou...

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Companies enter ACA-rules era despite some delays

Most Spokane-area employers who offer health benefits are continuing to do so, while adhering to new rules this year under the federal Affordable Care Act, industry observers here say. Meanwhile, some employer requirements are being delayed under the l...

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WSU Spokane starts work on master-plan update

Following the opening of its $79 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building on the Riverpoint Campus east of downtown late last year, Washington State University Spokane has started its next master-plan update. The focus of the master plan...

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Using software to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Discus Analytics LLC, which launched in Spokane in May 2011, has collaborated with doctors here to invent and begin marketing a software application designed to help better treat rheumatoid arthritis and its progression. The company worked with physici...

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