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Behavioral Health hospital takes shape

A new $34 million behavioral health hospital is taking form at the base of Spokane’s South Hill and is scheduled to be completed this summer. The three-story, 67,000-square-foot building, which will house 100 patient rooms, is being built at 104 W. Fif...

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Riverstone sees commercial, residential infill

2018 will be another active year for construction in the Riverstone mixed-use development northwest of Coeur d’Alene’s downtown area. At 1812 N. Lakewood Drive, a $2.8 million commercial building is rising, says Tyler Baxter, clinic director and phys...

Inland Imaging to merge with Tri-Cities practice

Longtime Spokane-based radiology practice Inland Imaging PS and Tri-Cities, Wash.-based Columbia Basin Imaging PC, have agreed to merge practices, says Inland Imaging CEO Steve Duvoisin. The merger will be effective next fall, and the larger practice t...

LabCorp to lay off nearly 200 employees here

LabCorp, the Burlington, N.C.-based S&P 500 company that acquired Spokane-based Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories last year, confirmed Thursday it will lay off close to 200 employees here in the coming months. "We've tried to be upfront as much...

Apple Valley Dental office to be built along North Division

Yakima, Wash.-based Apple Valley Dental & Braces plans to erect a new medical office building at 2121 N. Division, which is slated to be its third Spokane-area location, says Jolene Babka, operations officer with the company. Zach Bull, project manager w...

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Q&A with Elaine Couture: Consumer-friendly system is a priority

Providence Health Care, the Inland Northwest’s largest provider network, has transitioned effectively with its Renton, Wash.-based parent, Providence Health & Services, which merged with Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health in 2016, says Elaine Coutur...

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Offering magnetic stimulation to treat depression

Operators of a startup company here that uses technology to treat depression plan to open more clinics in Spokane—and in other parts of the country where what’s known as transcranial magnetic stimulation is seldom used. The young company, TMS Solutio...

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Hip, knee replacements refined at Valley Hospital

Last month, MultiCare’s Valley Hospital announced it had earned the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement, an evaluation that requires impartial evidence of the quality of care, tr...

Innovative medical education key to health care’s future

If you talk to any health care professional or any health care company, you will hear a common reprise of looking to the future of health care. There’s no doubt that everyone in the industry is looking toward revolutionary technologies and systems that ...

Population health aims to improve overall well-being

The concept of population health that the University of Washington School of Medicine is implementing throughout its curriculum aims to help physicians become proactive toward improving the health of groups of people, rather than only reacting to disease ...

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