Stories tagged: medical care
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Inmate’s lawsuit says he was denied proper medical care
An Idaho inmate has filed a lawsuit against the state’s prison health care contractor contending he was denied adequate medical care.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Officer: Freddie Gray didn’t appear to need medical care
A Baltimore police officer involved in arresting a black man who later suffered a fatal injury during a police van ride testified at the driver’s disciplinary hearing Tuesday that the …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8 a.m.
Fear of immigration policy keeps many away from medical care
The Garfield County sheriff and police chiefs worry that many immigrants will be victimized and never turn to law enforcement for help out of fear that they’ll be deported. That …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Transgender inmate settles Oregon lawsuit over medical care
The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender inmate who says she was denied medical care.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Spokane County aims for accountability in negotiations with jail medical care contractor
Spokane County plans to add measureable performance standards to its contract with NaphCare Inc., the Alabama company that provides medical care to county jail inmates.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Dr. Zorba Paster: Question prices for prescriptions
Why can we compare prices on everything from ketchup to TVs, but we can’t compare prices on drugs?
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Former staff and inmates raise concern about medical care provided by private contractor at Spokane County Jail
Late last year, Bryan Monnin spent 40 days in the Spokane County Jail begging nurses to do something about his broken elbow. His case highlights concerns about treatment delays at …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 3 a.m.
NaphCare and Spokane County Jail both have had issues with medical care for inmates
There were problems with Spokane County Jail’s health care long before a private contractor, NaphCare Inc., took over. Yet NaphCare’s history in facilities the company contracts with around the country …
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
Clinic brings free medical care
The Spokane County Fair and Expo Center will be transformed early next week into a working field hospital that will provide free dental and medical care on a first-come, first-served …
Thu., April 4, 2013, 8:52 a.m.
Walgreen clinics expand care into chronic illness
Walgreen Co. has stretched the reach of its drugstore clinics beyond treating ankle sprains and sinus infections to handling chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. The …
Sat., March 17, 2012
Bed rest for the weary
Mike Hamilton’s hands tell the story. His fingers are short and thick – too short, you realize – and it’s hard not to look at them and wonder what happened. …
Fri., March 16, 2012
Hospital’s refocus a lucky break for boy
Brenden Essig remembers hearing “Watch out!” before everything went dark. A minute or so later the 13-year-old attempted to shake off the BMX bike crash, a wicked collision of body …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2011
Talk at federal, state levels alarms rural hospitals for future
Many of Eastern Washington’s small hospitals are bracing for cutbacks as federal and state governments look to save money. Consider Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Chewelah: On any given day …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2011
Sacred Heart ready to grow
Construction crews will start work next week on an $18.6 million emergency department expansion and remodeling project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. About 80,000 people used the Sacred Heart …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2011
Medicaid cuts target ER visits
Medical services for the poor are eroding in Washington state as budget cuts take hold. The latest round of Medicaid cutbacks will begin Oct. 1, including efforts to curb repeated …
Fri., July 22, 2011
Paralysis won’t keep ‘resolute’ woman down
In the early morning hours of April 5, Robin Braun woke up and tried to get out of bed. A diabetic, Braun was having an insulin reaction and needed to …
Mon., May 3, 2010
Health authority reoffers grant
A publicly funded health sciences authority is reopening a $100,000 grant competition.
Thu., April 1, 2010
Exchange Club honors volunteer
The passage of President Barack Obama’s health care reform bill has dominated the news recently, but in Spokane a team of dedicated professionals has been providing medical services for the …
Thu., June 25, 2009
Valley physician closes hormone therapy practice
Dr. Cheryle Hart has closed her hormone therapy practice. The Spokane Valley physician ran Hormones by Hart and recruited thousands of women to attend her seminars across several states. Her …