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  • Retired INHS CEO Tom Fritz dies on fishing trip

    Tom Fritz, former CEO of Inland Northwest Health Services, died Monday while fishing on Lake Coeur d’Alene, just six months after he retired from the organization he led for 16 …


  • Workplace wellness practices have never been more relevant

    Workplace wellness programs aren’t new. For decades some employers have aimed to prevent disease, promote good health and save money through programs and activities. They’ve offered gym discounts, distributed newsletters, …


  • Providence donation doubles Empire Health Foundation’s endowment

    With a $40 million donation from Providence Health Care, a local foundation that targets health issues will become the largest philanthropic organization in Eastern Washington. The cash infusion from Providence …


  • ‘Fuselage’ rehab helps get flight attendant flying again

    In 2012, a partnership between Southwest Airlines and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute resulted in a new addition at St. Luke’s – a portion of a retrofitted airplane fuselage. The fuselage …


  • EMTs need a helicopter? There’s an app for that

    Last week when a Clayton, Wash., woman lost her balance, fell and suffered serious injuries, responders from Stevens County Fire Protection District 1 pulled out their smartphones and punched up …


  • Two major Spokane buildings in foreclosure sold

    Two of Spokane’s well-known but cash-strapped buildings concluded foreclosure sales today, shutting the file on separate cases of large commercial properties falling victim to a distressed real estate market.


  • Life Flight expands service

    Competition among medical helicopter companies continues to sharpen across the Inland Northwest as Life Flight Network opens its second northern Idaho base in two years – a region that for …


  • INHS to offer paramedic course

    Inland Northwest Health Services will begin offering a paramedic training program in March, filling a gap left after Spokane Community College stopped offering those courses for budgetary reasons. Since SCC …


  • 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 …


  • Steam system cures concrete faster, saves company money

    A Spokane Valley company that plays a key role in building highways across the Western U.S. has found a way to save significant amounts of energy at its manufacturing plant. …


  • FBI says motivational speaker built business on lies

    The FBI arrested a man who once worked as a clinical educator at a Spokane hospital, accusing him of fabricating his life’s story with tales of military valor and family …


  • Caldwell: Governor’s work plan needs quick approval

    While legislators find their seats, Gov. Chris Gregoire remained center stage last week in Olympia, announcing proposals that would restructure education oversight, alter ferry system management, and amend the state’s …


  • Pursuit of Paralympic medals tests mettle

    Making it to the Olympic Games has been a dream for some athletes all over the world for more than a century. Athletes practice and sacrifice for their sport with …


  • Test system integrates VA records with INHS

    Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services will launch a test project with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Fairchild Air Force Base to simplify the sharing of medical information across …


  • Editorial: Grant boosts INHS’ part in trimming health costs

    For those wondering what health care cost containment might look like, check out the $15.7 million federal grant that was awarded to Inland Northwest Health Services. Only 15 communities across …


  • Grant makes services for diabetics a priority

    A $15.7 million federal grant is expected to bolster medical services for diabetics living in Eastern Washington. Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services will use the federal stimulus funds to work …


  • INHS receives $15.7 million grant for diabetes network

    A $15.7 million federal grant is expected to bolster medical services for diabetics living in Eastern Washington. Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services is receiving the federal stimulus funds and intends …


  • Hospital impasse prompts bill

    OLYMPIA – A dispute between Spokane’s two hospital systems spilled over into the legislative session Tuesday as a Senate panel considered changing a law that would determine how a judge …


  • Deaconess, INHS temper latest clash

    Deaconess Medical Center and Inland Northwest Health Services have stepped back from a dispute over unpaid bills and financial records that threatened to disrupt the hospital’s use of electronic medical …


  • INHS billing fight flares

    Inland Northwest Health Services plans to pull its electronic records staff out of Deaconess Medical Center as a multimillion dollar fight over unpaid bills worsens. Tom Fritz, chief executive of …


  • Community Health objects to suit

    The company that owns Deaconess Medical Center contends that a lawsuit filed against it last month by Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services should be tossed out by a judge. The …


  • Owner of Deaconess sued

    Inland Northwest Health Services has sued the owner of Deaconess Medical Center, alleging breached contracts and bad faith dealings that imperil the region’s acclaimed electronic medical records network. The lawsuit …


  • Smoother ride for patients

    Northwest MedStar showed off two new ambulances Tuesday, including one specially designed to carry children and women with high-risk pregnancies. The vehicles – which will replace ambulances MedStar had been …


  • INHS wants to buy office space

    Inland Northwest Health Services has asked the Washington Health Care Facilities Authority to approve $9 million in tax-free bonds that would allow the Spokane company to buy space it now …


  • New planes for MedStar

    Northwest MedStar is spending $13 million on three new airplanes to transport patients. The new aircraft are Pilatus PC-12/47E, single-engine, turbo-propeller-driven airplanes that are expected to be delivered later this …


  • Medical aircraft scrutinized

    A sharp climb in fatal medical helicopter crashes has highlighted what is described as a fast-growing, lightly regulated business. The problems prompted National Transportation Safety Board hearings earlier this month …


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