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Advanced Dermatology to move its North Side office

Spokane Valley-based Advanced Dermatology Skin & Surgery Center plans to move its north Spokane practice into 5,900 square feet of space in the Mayfair Professional Building, at 5905 N. Mayfair, says Wendy Stoehr, clinic administrator. The north office ...

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Providence starts its own medical assistant apprenticeship program

Like a Major League Baseball franchise, the Spokane-based Providence Medical Group within the last year has developed its own farm system of sorts in an effort to meet the increasing need for medical assistants at the organization’s regional hospitals a...

State’s voter-approved sick, safe leave is looming

In November 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, raising the state’s minimum wage over the next four years starting Jan. 1, 2017. Initiative 1433’s other major component requires employers statewide to provide employees paid sick and saf...

Kootenai Health begins $4.3 million in renovation work

Kootenai Health has started interior renovations valued at $4.3 million this month for three departments in its main hospital building, at 2003 Kootenai Health Way in Coeur d’Alene. The upgrades involve improvements to existing and recently expanded s...

Inspire Physical Therapy opens in Coeur d’Alene

Sean Sipe, owner of Spokane Occupational & Hand Therapy, has partnered with another physical therapist to open a clinic in Coeur d’Alene. Sipe and Cara Clinton acquired some of the assets, including equipment, of the former Competitive Fitness & Physic...

Atlanta-based Aveanna buys Pediatric Home Care

Spokane Valley-based Pediatric Home Carte says it has been acquired by Atlanta-based Aveanna Healthcare. PHC had provided in-home nursing services to medically frail children in the Spokane area. The company—located at 1120 N. Mullan Road—was found...

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New approaches to knee replacements in Spokane

The process of undergoing both full and partial knee replacements has improved in recent years due to surgical improvements and reduced hospital stays thanks to the efforts of a couple of orthopedic physicians and practices across Spokane. Full and parti...

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North Idaho combats physician shortage

Though it hasn’t reached a critical point, a shortage of doctors in Idaho is plaguing the state, which ranks 49th nationwide in physicians per capita. Those numbers aren’t getting any better, some North Idaho medical professionals say. According to...

Four benefits trends shape destination workplaces

As businesses tally expenses and set their budgets for next year, many won’t be able to escape the fact that health care price inflation continues to fuel increases in the cost of benefits. According to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s 2017 Benefits Strat...

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