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  • Man injures Holy Family Hospital security guard in brawl

    A man previously banned from Holy Family Hospital for disruptive behavior got in a brawl with hospital security guards Thursday night as he tried to force his way inside.


  • Hospital first sent measles patient home

    Doctors at Providence Holy Family Hospital’s emergency room didn’t immediately realize they were dealing with a measles case last week, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday evening. The patient went to the …


  • Missed measles diagnosis unsurprising given rarity in Spokane County, officials say

    Doctors at Providence Holy Family Hospital’s emergency room didn’t immediately realize they were dealing with a measles case last week, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday evening.


  • Providence turns to online interpreters

    Providence Health, the region’s largest medical service provider, has turned to online interpreters to help non-English-speakers receive care from nurses, doctors or therapists. The Providence network recently announced that more …


  • Police arrest suspect in early April shooting

    Troy Pasina, 36, was arrested Thursday on suspicions he fired a single bullet at another man during a dispute last week.


  • Couture is next Providence CEO

    Elaine Couture will take over as chief executive officer of Providence Health Care, directing the region’s largest private employer and medical provider through the challenges of health care reform and …


  • Holy Family docs, Premera settle dispute

    An insurance reimbursement showdown pitting emergency room doctors at Providence Holy Family Hospital against Premera Blue Cross has been resolved.


  • Ruling reduces Providence property tax bill by about one-third

    Providence Health Care is shaving $550,000 from its Spokane property tax bill each year as nonprofit hospitals across the state take advantage of a court ruling that extended them new …


  • Avista honors nurse for actions

    When nurse Lisa Dunham was working at Providence Holy Family Hospital’s emergency room on Thanksgiving evening, a family brought in two children to be checked out. They spoke English as …


  • Providence bans tobacco

    Providence Health Care is banning tobacco use at all of its properties, including Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital.


  • Sacred Heart, Holy Family announce 46 more layoffs

    Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital announced another 46 layoffs Monday, as the two Providence hospitals continue to adjust budgets to deal with a tough economy, fewer patients …


  • Education notes: YWCA honors Gonzaga Prep senior

    Gonzaga Prep senior Francisca Chau was recently recognized for her outstanding community service with the 2010 YWCA Young Woman Achievement Award. Chau’s list of accomplishments include her involvement in school, …


  • Providence to close Deer Park rehab clinic

    Providence Health Care plans to close its Deer Park outpatient rehabilitation clinic this week.


  • Sacred Heart issues pink slips to 33 workers

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has begun laying off employees, closing some programs and retooling the schedules of its employees. Hospital managers announced the closure of several programs this week. …


  • Hospital to announce layoffs next week

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will announce layoffs next week as the hospital copes with a slumping economy. Fewer people are having elective surgeries – a lucrative business for health …


  • Providence fills chief executive post

    Elaine Couture has been named chief executive of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital.


  • Group Health renews hospital pact

    Group Health Cooperative has renewed its contract to send all of its Spokane patients in need of hospitalization to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital. The contract …


  • Providence lays off 44 at Spokane hospitals

    Providence Health Care has laid off 44 employees and reassigned 45 others at its two large Spokane hospitals. The numbers are lower than initially feared last winter when executives hinted …


  • Man likely hit by ricocheting bullet, police say

    A 20-year-old man was shot or hit by a ricocheting bullet late Sunday while walking through Franklin Park in north Spokane.


  • Holy Family seeks more parking space

    Holy Family Hospital is holding a public meeting tonight on a proposal to convert the land-use designation for a block of property near the hospital from multifamily to a mixed-use …

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