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MultiCare’s David O’Brien hopes to bring health care giant’s vision for Spokane to life

Dr. David O’Brien, MultiCare Health System’s first chief executive for its new Inland Northwest region, says he enters the job with three main goals. “We’re looking to strengthen leadership here at MultiCare, improve upon our partnerships in the...


Small-town physical therapy clinic sees growth after expansion

The Deer Park Physical Therapy & Fitness Center says it has doubled its fitness center membership to 650 people since adding a 600-square-foot pool in June. It’s the third expansion that Deer Park Physical Therapy Inc., which does business as Deer Park...

Avoid misconceptions when choosing Medicare plan

The Medicare annual election period, which started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, is a time for people with Medicare to make important decisions about their health care—just ask the 17.7 million people who decided on a Medicare Advantage plan in 2016....


Dingus Zarecor finds niche among health care nonprofits

Tom Dingus, co-owner and managing partner at Spokane Valley-based Dingus, Zarecor & Associates PLLC, says the accounting firm caters to a narrow niche of customers. That focus has led to substantial business growth for the firm over its 14 years in opera...


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 ...

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