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Cancer Care Northwest grows its stem-cell transplant program

Since Spokane Valley-based Cancer Care Northwest opened the first autologous stem cell transplant program here in 2005, it has conducted 271 transplants on patients ranging from 15 to 78 years old. Dr. Hakan Kaya, an oncologist, hematologist, and senior ...


Psychiatric Solutions seeks to fill mental health gaps

In an attempt to fill in what’s believed to be a gap in psychiatric care here, Spokane Valley-based Psychiatric Solutions opened in January with its mission to help patients recently released from psychiatric hospitals transition more effectively back i...


Helping caregivers understand dementia

Rick Bennett, administrator of the Bennett House adult day care center in Coeur d’Alene, says he’s about to start up a new business to help caregivers of people with cognitive loss. The new venture, to be called The Dementia Coach, is designed to hel...


Courtney Law nurtures young UW-GU health partnership

Although she is already more than two years into her position as the director of the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, Courtney Law says she’s really just getting started. “I’ve always enj...


Nursing to be most in-demand profession in Spokane, forecast says

An annual occupational forecast from the Washington state Employment Security Department suggests that registered nurse will be the most in-demand occupation in Spokane County for jobs that requires at least a bachelor’s degree, says D. Patrick Jones, w...


Kootenai Health launches master plan’s third phase

Coeur d’Alene-based health network Kootenai Health has started work on the $12 million third phase of construction and expects to complete its $45 million second phase this summer at its main hospital campus, at 2003 Kootenai Health Way, near the northw...


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...


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...

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