Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Study links physical jobs, heart disease death risk

High physical work demands are linked to an increased risk of death from ischemic heart disease—but only for men who aren't physically fit, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official of the...

Meridian plans $1 million Valley medical office project

Meridian Construction Inc., of Spokane, plans to develop a 4,000-square-foot medical office building in Spokane Valley and lease it out to a yet-to-be-determined tenant or tenants, says company President Mark D'Agostino.D'Agostino says the has a...

Riverpoint biomed building foundation work to begin

Riverpoint biomed building foundation work to begin

Graham Construction & Management Inc., of Spokane, expects to start work this month on a $715,000 contract to build the footings and foundation of the Washington State University Biomedical and Health Sciences Building on the Riverpoint Askins, a a...

Docs who pay heed to failures found to perform better

When seeking a physician, you should look for one with experience, right? Maybe not. Research on physicians' decision-making processes has revealed that those who pay attention to failures as well as successes become more adept at selecting the all...

Mayo Clinic: Smoke-free workplaces reduce heart disease

ditional evidence that secondhand smoke kills and smoke-free workplace laws save lives. The study was presented last month to the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, in Orlando, Fla.Its research shows that the incidence of heart in...

$10 million in health sciences research grants planned here

After an extensive strategic planning process, the Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County plans to invest up to $10 million in health sciences research during the next decade. The organization has issued requests for proposals...

Prolific Rockwood laboratory attains new accreditation

Prolific Rockwood laboratory attains new accreditation

stic laboratory, which performs up to 1,200 tests annually to diagnose a range of chronic and treatable health conditions, says it earlier this year became the first facility of its kind here to receive a recently developed accreditation.At the...

Sacred Heart still mired  in legal battle

Sacred Heart still mired in legal battle

As Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital undergoes a big emergency department expansion this fall, its three-year-old effort to add more adult acute-care beds remains mired in legal proceedings. A hearing is scheduled for...

Seattle medical IT company to enter Inland Northwest

Seattle medical IT company to enter Inland Northwest

Clarity Health Services Inc., a Seattle-based health-care information technology company that helps physicians and hospitals track patient referrals and related information, will enter the Eastern Washington market early next year.Peter Gelpi, a...

Incoming Numerica exec works on community ties

Carla Altepeter, of Oshkosh, Wis., who begins Sept. 1 as president and chief executive officer of Numerica Credit Union, says she has worked in the industry to build community ties.Altepeter has spent almost 20 years as president and CEO of in a...

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