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LabCorp envisions key role for operations here

LabCorp, the Burlington, N.C.-based S&P 500 company that recently acquired big Spokane employer Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, says it plans to make Spokane its primary lab site in the western U.S. for workplace and toxicology testing. Donald...

Dermatology clinic prepares for move to new location

Dermatology Specialists PLLC of Spokane is moving from the Providence Medical Center Building at 820 S. McClellan to 510 S. Cowley on Spokane’s lower South Hill. Dermatology Specialists has been at its current location since 1987, says Charlie Reed, th...


Hospice of North Idaho erects support building

Hospice of North Idaho is expanding its campus in Coeur d’Alene with a $2.8 million community building. The two-story, 15,200-square-foot structure will be located just south of the Schneidmiller Hospice House building at 2290 W. Prairie, in northwest ...

Cancer Care Northwest to expand North Side clinic

Spokane-based Cancer Care Northwest, a physician-owned oncology practice, wants to expand its clinic space at the Northpointe Office Plaza, at 605 E. Holland, in North Spokane, says a permit application submitted to the city of Spokane. Dr. Jason Call, t...


Hotstart heats up again after dip in sales

After two years of declining sales, activity is heating up in a big way at Hotstart Inc. The Spokane Valley-based maker of engine heating equipment is seeing a 30 percent increase in revenue so far this year and is hiring more employees to handle the add...


Taking 3-D printing to heart

Dr. Carl Garabedian and other Spokane pediatric heart physicians are pioneering the use of 3-D printed models to plan and practice complex heart procedures. The physicians, who work at the Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease clinic at Sacred H...


MultiCare transition begins

This past weekend marked the start of a new future for Rockwood Health System, as the network officially transitioned to new ownership under Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System. Now with most aspects of the acquisition behind it, officials from both Ro...


New alliance between Providence, Kootenai Health focuses on expanding access to care

The Kootenai Providence Health Alliance, a nonprofit organization formed between Kootenai Health and Providence Health Care, will place pediatric specialists from Spokane in a Post Falls clinic operated by the Coeur d’Alene-based health system, says the...


$12 million medical office building eyed on lower South Hill

A $12 million medical and professional office complex envisioned at the base of Spokane’s lower South Hill is in the early planning stages. Baker Construction & Development Inc., of Spokane, recently submitted a predevelopment application to start the ...


Deaconess seeks to soften labor, delivery experience

While managing the experience of labor and delivery can be a difficult task for any woman, Spokane obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Lori Smetana says hospitals here and across the nation are working to make things just a little bit easier. “Women tod...

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