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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 ...

CHAS adds dental clinic to its Spokane Valley urgent care

Nonprofit health services provider Community Health Association of Spokane, better known as CHAS, is remodeling part of its Urgent Care-Valley location at 1502 N. Vercler to include a new dental clinic. Kelly Halverson, vice president of administrative s...

Excelsior Youth Center leads formation of new care collaborative

Spokane nonprofit Excelsior Youth Center has teamed with two companies to establish Integrated Managed Care Collaborative, a new network tool aimed at helping behavioral health organizations prepare for the integration of health care in the Spokane region...

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A fast expansion of rapid-care health services in Spokane

Spokane’s biggest health care providers are adding rapid-care clinics in the Spokane market, well, rapidly. Providence Health Care has opened one such clinic in the Spokane area, called Providence Express Care Clinic, and has plans to open three more ...

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Medex Northwest: An assist to the provider gap

Trained as an emergency room technician, Eric Anderies, 28, worked at a Spokane hospital for about three years before deciding to enter a regional physician assistant program. He’s among 31 students now studying in a Spokane classroom through Medex N...

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