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A bump in bariatric surgeries

Nearly six years ago, Melani Schorr, a 44-year-old radiology information systems administrator at Deaconess Hospital, in Spokane, had gastric bypass surgery, a decision she says has changed her life. “I’d been overweight my whole life—diets, exerci...


Providence makes app for expecting, new mothers

Spokane-based Providence Health Care has unveiled a smartphone application to assist expectant and new mothers both during and following their pregnancies. Kim Jorgensen, the director of women’s and children’s services at Sacred Heart Children’s Ho...


Deer Park breast cancer survivor spotlighted in national campaign

Jackie Kaps believes in running from problems. Well, at least when the problem is breast cancer. “I work, and I train, because if I stop, then cancer wins,” says the 55-year-old Deer Park woman who has been cancer free for three years. For her effor...

Summit Rehabilitation to moves its Spokane Valley clinic

Spokane-based physical therapy practice Summit Rehabilitation Associates PLLC is moving its Spokane Valley clinic to a new site at the end of October. Currently located at 1101 N. Argonne, the new physical and occupational therapy facility will move on O...


A home for HOPE

First launched in 2004, the Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence (HOPE) has relocated to larger quarters at 502 E. Fifth, moving from shared space in the University District east of downtown Spokane. The nonprofit, which offers early intervention ...


Heart attack prevention clinic treats its own growing pains

The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, of Spokane, is recovering from some growing pains. The center, which is the flagship clinic of Bale/Doneen Method of heart attack prevention, recently expanded, adding a part-time provider and nearly doubling ...

Incyte Diagnostic to acquire Oregon pathology group

Spokane Valley-based Incyte Diagnostics has agreed to acquire Pendleton, Ore.-based Blue Mountain Pathology, says Incyte CEO Tom Rehwald. The two pathology practices signed a letter of intent to combine in early August, and Incyte is aiming for a Jan. 1 ...


Premier Clinical Research expands ‘overnight’

Spokane-based independent pharmaceutical research company Premier Clinical Research LLC has expanded its facility to include an overnight living space, which will enhance its study capabilities here, says Jill Ciccarello, Premier’s director of research....


Trauma Counseling Center looks to build reputation

After a more than 20-year career serving in the U.S. Air Force, Roger Yoder had a goal of starting his own counseling service that specializes in helping victims of trauma. He opened his practice in July 2016 under the name Executive Counseling Services,...


Spokane VA hospital halts behavioral health project

Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in northwest Spokane, has halted a nearly $8 million Intensive Outpatient Mental Health and Education Building project, citing unforeseen costs in site work. The project site is on the northwest portion of...

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