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Luncheon raises $120K for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

The 12th annual Kids at Heart lunch, held Feb. 28, raised more than $120,000, after expenses, to expand psychiatric services at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The lunch, organized by the Providence Health Care Foundation, was held at the Spokane Co...

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Family Home Care hires 100 new staff members

Liberty Lake–based in-home care provider Family Home Care has seen significant growth recently and says it plans for more, having hired nearly 100 new employees since its acquisition of Spokane-based competitor AtHome Care this last fall. Company CEO ...

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Group Health moves into future under Kaiser name

Changes are once again coming for Seattle-based health carrier Group Health Cooperative, following its acquisition by Oakland-based health insurer Kaiser Permanente, which was completed in early February. While officials here say the acquisition won’t ...

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Two big behavioral health projects get rolling in Spokane

Behavioral health providers have started work on two new facilities that, when up and running, are expected to expand psychiatric services here dramatically. Providence Health & Services has started clearing a site on the lower South Hill for a $34 milli...

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Virtual care options expand in Spokane as demand grows

While resting in her Cheney home, Robin Allen turned to her smartphone for a face-to-face video chat with a nurse practitioner to discuss a recent infection. Within a 10-minute virtual exam, Allen received a diagnosis of pink eye. She didn’t feel well ...

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More construction anticipated on WSU Spokane campus

Washington State University Spokane will be humming with new activity this year, both in construction and in medical education, on its health sciences-focused campus in the University District east of downtown. On the construction side, Garco Constructio...

UW puts focus on new physician training model

Two issues that dominate today’s health care landscape across the country also affect Eastern Washington: a rapidly changing health care environment, and an increasing demand for more primary-care physicians, especially in rural and underserved communit...

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Integrating rural mental health, primary care in Newport

Newport Hospital & Health Services and Pend Oreille County Counseling Services started working collaboratively in 2009 to support crisis mental health intervention better within our community. Recognizing that shared community need, we realized our orga...

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Improving hip, knee replacement technology

For almost two decades, Washington State University researchers Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose have worked diligently to improve the materials used in hip and knee replacements that up to a million people in the U.S. receive each year. In the 1990...

Home health care’s future in Spokane looks positive

Health care is entering an uncertain time, especially given the election of a new president who proposed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. No one can predict exactly what that outcome will be. What we do know is that any health care reform ...

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