Stories tagged: hospitals
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
The five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is based upon patient surveys as well as performance data reported to the federal government. It’s the first time …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 1:26 p.m.
The new federal rule requires health care providers to post prices for their procedures in spreadsheet form, part of an effort the Trump administration says is intended to improve transparency …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 2:51 p.m.
Modern technology has helped medical professionals do robot-assisted surgeries and sequence genomes, but hospital software still can’t handle Daylight Saving Time.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 12:17 p.m.
Already sick with strep throat and asthma, Aleeah Racette got sicker when she cleaned out a soggy, moldy home after Hurricane Michael, so she sought help at the hospital where …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
Shriners Hospitals for Children in Spokane is reducing its staff by about 10 percent as it converts to a “micro hospital” with more focus on outpatient care.
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018
In the late 1890s, Spokane’s three hospitals – Deaconess, Sacred Heart and St. Luke’s – had a shortage of trained nurses.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
Multicare’s Deaconess and Valley hospitals received a four-star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in a December 2017 evaluation, signifying improvement in the quality of care …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 7 p.m.
Providence St. Joseph Health, the Renton-based owner of Spokane-area hospitals and clinics, is in talks with Ascension Health of St. Louis about a possible merger, the Wall Street Journal has …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. JFK assassination, Nov 27, 1963
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Washington’s attorney general has filed lawsuits against hospitals in Tacoma and Olympia, accusing them of withholding charity care from thousands of low-income patients. The litigation follows a similar lawsuit filed …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
There’s never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire’s only veterans hospital and ordered a review of the facility starting Monday amid allegations of “dangerously substandard …
Wed., June 28, 2017
Congress should work on improving the ACA, not returning the country to a time when millions more Americans lacked health care coverage.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
The owner of Deaconess and Valley hospitals said it will “vigorously contest” a lawsuit alleging it shorted local charity care spending by up to $110 million.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Deaconess and Valley hospitals’ owner failed to provide up to $110 million worth of charity care promised to low-income patients during its tenure in Spokane, according to a lawsuit filed …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Religious hospitals don’t have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that affects retirement benefits for roughly a million workers …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Hospitals across England canceled appointments and turned away patients Friday after suffering an apparent cyberattack.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
If congressional Republicans are determined to proceed, they need to announce a definitive strategy soon. If they don’t have a better way, they need to say so, and then find …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
The selection of a nursing home can be critical: 39 percent of facilities have been cited by health inspectors over the past three years for harming a patient or operating …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Nitrous oxide – what many know as laughing gas from the dentist office – is growing in popularity as a way to provide pain relief during childbirth.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
The nation’s hospital industry warned President-elect Trump and congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost hospitals $165 billion by the middle of the next decade …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
A Renton-based health care system has agreed to pay $351.9 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its employee pension plan.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
A Des Moines hospital says a pharmacy tech has admitted that he removed a potent painkiller from hundreds of vials and replaced it with saline solution.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
Most hospitals offer palliative-care services that help people with serious illnesses manage their pain and other symptoms and make decisions about their treatment while providing emotional support and assistance in …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
The two largest hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo were bombed Wednesday, knocking them out of service and worsening an already dire medical crisis in the besieged city, medical …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
A single bed bug was recently found at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s emergency department, hospital officials said Monday.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
John Ahern wants churches with child care facilities and hospitals added to the list of locations that require a 1,000 foot buffer zone from marijuana businesses. The City Council has …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 5 p.m.
Thousands of attacks in recent years on medical facilities in conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere have killed hundreds in brazen violation of humanitarian norms.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
A federal pilot program that’s helped keep local high-risk Medicare patients at home and healthy while reducing hospital readmission rates ended this week, but not the community resolve to help …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Massive generators kept the region’s largest hospital operating for nearly 17 hours after last year’s windstorm.