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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Frank Reynolds, beloved child cancer doctor at Deaconess and Sacred Heart, dies at 83

Colleagues, patients and co-workers remember the longtime doctor’s devotion to the care of the whole patient at a time when many families faced uncertain futures and frightening diagnoses. Reynolds insisted …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:09 a.m.

Man who killed Seattle teacher 23 years ago now accused in death of Spokane Valley girlfriend

A man convicted of gunning down a Seattle middle school teacher in 1994 was arrested Tuesday in King County on a warrant charging him with killing a Spokane Valley woman.


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

Spokane cardiologist Romeo Pavlic to pay $300,000 to settle federal medical fraud claims

Spokane cardiologist Dr. Romeo Pavlic agreed Tuesday to pay $300,000 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging he over billed Medicaid and Medicare for tests he did not perform on developmentally …


Local kidney patients see hospital options dwindle

Kidney patients say they feel like pawns in a power struggle between Spokane’s two competing hospital systems, which have been buying up clinics in recent years.


Suspicious bag blocks traffic near Deaconess Medical Center

A suspicious bag that caused police to shut down streets and Interstate 90 near Deaconess Medical Center Thursday evening turned out to be full of books.


New Deaconess unit aids drug-dependent newborns

Babies born exposed to drugs experience withdrawal in their first days, leaving them trembling, sleepless and inconsolable. Even a human touch can be painful. But drug-dependent newborns are arriving in …


Legend among peers

This week Deaconess Medical Center is losing a legendary employee. After 51 years on staff, Evelyn Torkelson is retiring. “Anybody that has worked 51 years at the same place and …


Pioneering nurse honored by Deaconess for achievements

A woman who helped expand the emergency nursing program at Deaconess Medical Center has been honored for her lifetime of achievement. Anna Mae Ericksen, 93, is a legend within the …


Facility now Deaconess Hospital

Deaconess Medical Center is undergoing a subtle name change to reflect its partnership with Rockwood Clinic. The two health care providers, along with Valley Hospital and Medical Center, have established …


Providence acquires Spokane Cardiology

Providence Health Care has purchased Spokane Cardiology as part of its plan to develop a new heart institute serving the region. Federal antitrust regulators foiled a more ambitious deal earlier …


Providence Health Care buys Spokane Cardiology

Providence Health Care has purchased Spokane Cardiology as part of its plan to develop a new heart institute serving the region.


Cabbie shot in head in 2003 faring well

Eight years ago, longtime Spokane cab driver Jack Gordon felt the passenger in the back seat press a gun barrel to his right temple. Gordon agreed to hand over the …


Education Notes: ‘Fiddler’ at St. George’s

St. George’s School students will continue their production of the classic musical, “Fiddler on the Roof” on Friday at 7 p.m. in Saint George’s Founders Theater. The performance is the …


LC students learn in local internships

The warm wood floors gleamed under the soft glow of strategically placed table lamps. Oak bookcases brimmed with textbooks and leafy green plants flourished in decorative pots. John Hagney sat …


INHS case reaches settlement

Deaconess Medical Center has severed its 17-year partnership stake in Inland Northwest Health Services as part of a lawsuit settlement announced Thursday. The governing board of INHS will now be …


Counting the costs of care

Spokane County’s hospitals provided $128.1 million in free medical care to the region’s poorest people last year as unemployment, chronic disease and the high cost of health care continue to …


Empire Health Foundation will distribute funds to combat obesity

The region’s largest charitable foundation plans to spend $800,000 this year fighting obesity and addressing how Eastern Washington can best care for the mentally ill. In addition, the Empire Health …


Here’s the Dirt: Deaconess renovates for Rockwood staff

Top-to-bottom modernization and build-out projects worth about $7 million are under way at Deaconess Medical Center as the South Hill complex readies more space for Rockwood Clinic doctors and staff. …


Patients caught in hospital politics

These are the places where the fragility of life is on full display. Dozens of babies born months early, too little and too weak to breastfeed, their tiny lungs unable …


Inland Cardiology merges with Deaconess

Inland Cardiology Associates has joined Deaconess Medical Center and Rockwood Clinic as the region’s doctor-owned clinics continue to merge with competing hospital systems. The sale of Inland has been widely …


Wash. state hospitals post surgery infection data

Thanks to a new state law, the Washington State Hospital Association is now posting hospital-by-hospital surgery infection data online.


Free medical services soar at region’s hospitals

Spokane hospitals have given away $53.3 million worth of medical care to the poor during the first nine months of this year as job losses and wage and benefit cuts …


Spokane hospitals require flu-fighting steps by staff

Most hospitals in Washington state – including all six in Spokane – are requiring staff to get immunized against the flu or take other hospital-approved measures to protect patients against …


Room for sick children now at Deaconess

Deaconess Medical Center once again will treat children with influenza, pneumonia and other serious illnesses, reversing a decision five years ago to close its pediatric unit. “All of the employees …


Police detonate bag left in Deaconess parking lot

A bomb squad blew up a suspicious bag left in an employee parking lot Wednesday morning at Deaconess Medical Center. The Spokane Explosive Device Unit detonated the bag late in …


Empire Health Foundation awards grants

The Empire Health Foundation has awarded $424,000 to nonprofit organizations. The grants are the first from the foundation, created in 2008 from the sales proceeds of Deaconess Medical Center and …


Proposed contract gives raises to union workers at hospitals

Unionized health care workers will continue voting today on a new contract that would award pay raises of at least 3 percent at Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and …


Tentative contract stops hospital strike

Unionized health care workers at Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical Center will vote on a new labor contract today and Friday. Details of the tentative agreement that …


Hospitals, workers reach tentative agreement

Unionized health care workers at Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical Center will vote on a new labor contract Thursday and Friday. Details of the tentative agreement that …


One-day strike expected at Deaconess and Valley

Union employees are set to strike Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical Center today in a one-day action as contract negotiations lag. Negotiations were still in progress with …