Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report


New Rockwood Retirement CEO hits ground running

With a campus redevelopment wrapping up, a new partnership with Whitworth University being fostered, and an annual audit underway, Jim Maxwell is picking up right where his predecessor left off, all while searching for his own replacement. ...


Avamere settles into South Hill neighborhood

At Avamere at South Hill, the resident council meets regularly, leading and influencing the activities and amenities enjoyed by the 70 residents of the assisted-living ...

Conduct financial ‘fire drill’ to test retirement plan

Here in the Inland Northwest, we are recovering from our fire season. Many community members were displaced, and some lost their homes in the Gray and Oregon Road wildfires. What would your life be like if you ...


Companies tap tried, true strategy: senior discounts

The hospitality industry is still in recovery mode to bounce back from the challenges caused by pandemic-related shutdowns. In the Spokane area, some retailers have found success by stabilizing a ...


Providence, WSU collaborate to address nurse shortage

Providence has partnered with the Washington State University College of Nursing, in Spokane, to provide the school with registered nurses to instruct classes for its RN program. The mutually beneficial partnership, which began about a year ago...


Healing Lodge of Seven Nations opens new clinic

In a quiet corner of Spokane Valley, songbirds and other sounds of nature occasionally break the silence at the recently completed Family Wellness & Healing Center, where employees at The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations are preparing to welcome ...


Spokane engineer rolls out new ‘backsaver’ invention

Spokane-based Critical Airlift Safe Loader LLC has created the Helicopter Air Ambulance Backsaver, a new medical device, to help medical staff reduce injuries and load patients on and off helicopter air ambulances more safely, says the company’s...


Idaho WWAMI helps address physician shortage

I love living in Coeur d’Alene. I graduated from Lake City High School, and when it came time to start a family, my wife—born and raised in Coeur d’Alene—and I were intentional about doing so where we grew up. I’ve known from a young age I...


Opioid addiction emerges as issue in rural communities

As a Providence Family Medicine doctor in rural northeastern Washington, I am used to seeing a variety of cases, whether it is a cowboy in the emergency department who was thrown off a bull or a pregnant mother coming in for a routine checkup....


Living will, power of attorney can protect wishes

Are you confused about the health care directive? Is it the same as a power of attorney for health care? And what about a living will, do-not-resuscitate order, or portable order of life-sustaining treatment? These concepts can be confusing when it...

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