Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Hart Field athletic complex facility upgrades under way

Schimmels Construction Inc., of Spokane, recently began work on a $6.6 million job to renovate athletic facilities at Hart Field, located north of 37th Avenue between the current and future Jefferson Elementary School sites.Hart Field is the for...

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Greenstone seeks permits for another 28 townhomes

Liberty Lake-based real estate development company Greenstone Corp. has submitted building permit applications for 28 town-house units in the Kendall Yards urban village development northwest of downtown, says Drew Benato, manager of Greenstone's a...

Construction posts low jobless rate

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell below double digits in June for the first time since 2008 as every segment of the industry added employees, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of...

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Modular builder taps new markets

Stratford Building Corp., of Rathdrum, which operates a 55,000-square-foot factory complex, expects 2013 to be a banner sales year after having gained footholds in new construction-market sectors during the recession, says John Davis, the company's...

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Medical office upswing

Spokane-based contractors say they've seen requests to build new medical and dental office spaces increase significantly in recent months, including about a dozen projects in the works and others entering the design phase.Combined, the projects...

Brain-preserving method not being used often in hospitals

The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital, despite its proven potential to improve survival and neurological function, researchers from a...

More contact said to result in fewer hospital re-entries

Personal contact with patients before and after their hospital discharge resulted in significantly lower readmission rates, says a study conducted by the Bronx Collaborative, a group of hospitals and health insurers in Bronx, N.Y.The results in...

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Frontier Institute takes on abnormal movement study

Frontier Institute, the Spokane-based nonprofit research arm of Frontier Behavioral Health, formerly Spokane Mental Health, is participating in an early phase of research on an experimental drug intended to treat a serious side effect of Hampton, a...

Outpatient care limited in ability to lower costs, data show

In an analysis that included a sample of patients in the top portion of Medicare spending, only a small percentage of patients' costs appeared to be related to preventable emergency department visits and hospitalizations, limiting the ability to in...

Extended pediatric office hours said to trim ER visits

Children had half as many emergency department visits if their primary care office had evening office hours on five or more days a week, says new research from child health experts at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, in a...

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