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Providence Health CEO Elaine Couture: Adapting to myriad of market shifts

With more potential changes in the wind for the health care industry in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the nation’s president, Providence Health Care’s chief executive, Elaine Couture, says leading officials need to be prepared for new respo...


Cd’A oral surgeon pioneers dental implant system

Dr. Daniel R. Cullum, oral surgeon and founder of Coeur d’Alene-based Implants Northwest, is pioneering the use of a computer-guided system for precision placement of dental implants. The X-Guide navigational guidance system, which the manufacturer des...


Northwest Sports Network partnership expands

Recognizing an opportunity to provide more comprehensive treatment for its customers and a wider swath of the general community, two medical groups formed a partnership here more than a year ago with the intention of helping clients with sports-related in...

Good health should include quality dental care

The SmileMobile, a mobile dental clinic, made a recent visit to Spokane. Sponsored by Washington Dental Service Foundation and funded by Delta Dental of Washington, the SmileMobile travels around the state providing low-cost care to those unable to access...

Dialysis clinic renovates larger site on North Side

Denver-based DaVita Inc. has started a $1.3 million renovation project to convert a portion of a retail building at 7701 N. Division into a dialysis and kidney care clinic where DaVita plans to move its North Side clinic, says Kristin Videto, a Federal Wa...


Students experience robotic surgery technology

Rockwood Health System earlier this month hosted its second annual science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine event designed to introduce local high school students to robotic surgery. The event, dubbed STEM2, was staged through a partnership ...

Rockwood Health System owners posts $79M loss

Community Health Systems Inc., the Tennessee-based hospital operator that owns Rockwood Health System here, has reported a $79 million third-quarter net loss, compared with net income of $52 million for the same period last year. Investor confidence in t...


Monitoring students on the move

Coeur d’Alene-based Kootenai Health is joining Spokane-based Providence Health Care in providing area fifth graders a program that emphasizes the importance of physical activity. In its inaugural year in the program, Kootenai Health is distributing 1,5...


Premera Blue Cross adopts new customer-service focus

With open enrollment periods for health insurance starting next month, consumers once again find themselves navigating the complexities of health care plans. Because of those complexities, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.-based Premera Blue Cross says it has be...

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