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Sacred Heart plans $19.2 million expansion, remodel

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital announced this afternoon plans for a $19.2 million expansion and remodel of its adult cardiac intensive care unit. Construction is scheduled to start July 28 and to be completed in spring o...

Spokane Valley cancer center joins West Side-based network

Spokane Valley Cancer Center has joined the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network, giving patients here expanded treatment options, says Dr. Arvind Chaudhry, a medical oncologist and director of the center. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance also provides S...

Longtime health care executive Gerard Fischer joins Group Health Cooperative

Gerard Fischer, who served for 16 years on Spokane’s Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital’s senior leadership team, joined the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle as vice president of clini...

PAML hires new scientist to prepare Cinch product line

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, the Spokane-based national reference laboratory, has hired a new senior scientist, Dr. Heather Colburn, to head up Cinch, its consumer-based product line, says Dr. Francisco Velázquez, president and CEO of PAML....

Prosthetics clinic plans move to lower South Hill

Hanger Inc., a national provider of prosthetic and orthotic products and related patient services, plans to move its Spokane clinic to the medical district on Spokane’s lower South Hill, says Don Meng, the clinic’s manager. The Austin, Texas-based co...

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A promising response

Pain … chest pain, back pain, and abdominal pain as well as nausea, shortness of breath, and vomiting are among the top 10 reasons firefighters are called out by 911 dispatchers to assist people in the city of Spokane, says Brian Schaeffer, assistant fi...

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Medical-school pilot program attracts fewer students

The incoming class of second-year medical students in Spokane will be about half the size of the inaugural second-year class, with nine to 11 slots failing to fill. Ken Roberts, director of the Spokane unit of WWAMI, a University of Washington program...

Diagnostics lab makes yet another acquisition

Incyte Diagnostics, of Spokane Valley, says it has acquired the assets of Accupath Laboratory Services Inc., a one-pathologist lab in Seattle, and Accupath’s former owner, Dr. Robert R. Hasselbrack, has joined Incyte, where he will be heading up a compa...

Deaconess reconfirms its pick for hospital’s new CEO

Maurine Cate has been named the new CEO of Deaconess Hospital, effective Aug. 4, after having earlier put on hold her initial acceptance of the job. Cate has served as CEO of 113-bed McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, in Springfield, Ore., since 2007....

Providence-Group Health joint venture advances

Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care say they have established a name—CareUnity—and a brand for an “accountable care organization” they founded jointly in 2012, and already are starting to see some care delivery improvements as a re...

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