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  • Front & Center: Sacred Heart CEO Alex Jackson reflects on changing health care climate

    Sacred Heart chief executive Alex Jackson describes his role in leading the hospital and fulfilling its mission is ensuring health care providers have the focus and tools they need to …


  • Medical providers opening facilities as more are insured

    Health care organizations are investing millions of dollars in emergency and urgent care centers across the Spokane region to treat the growing number of patients who have gained insurance and …


  • Sacred Heart to lay off 90 as Inland assumes X-ray, scanning services

    About 90 employees of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will lose their jobs after radiology provider Inland Imaging announced it will take over X-ray and scanning services at the area’s …


  • Catholic directives won’t apply to new WSU Spokane health clinic

    Religious directives that some worried could restrict medical care at a new health clinic preparing to open on the Washington State University Spokane campus are being jettisoned.


  • 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 …


  • Valley Hospital contesting Providence center

    Valley Hospital is fighting its rival’s effort to build a large outpatient surgical center on its Spokane Valley turf even as construction crews continue work. The state’s Certificate of Need …


  • Providence, Cancer Care Northwest partner to avoid competition

    Three of the region’s cancer treatment providers are forming an alliance to avoid expensive competition and coordinate medical care. The proposal shelves plans by Providence Health Care to build a …


  • Providence caps heart studies after cardiologist reprimanded by FDA

    A federal reprimand of a Spokane cardiologist for not properly managing a heart-valve clinical study has led Providence Health Care to stop accepting patients in about three dozen cardiology research …


  • Providence buys practice

    Providence Health Care has strengthened its medical reach in Stevens County by buying the rural area’s largest physician practice. The Colville-based Northeast Washington Medical Group, with 26 doctors, seven advanced …


  • 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 …


  • Providence announces expansion into Valley

    Providence Health Care has staked a claim in Spokane Valley with plans to open a $58 million medical campus. The region’s largest health care company, with 275 doctors on the …


  • Providence, Group Health ally as largest physicians’ group

    Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health Care are forming a new company to provide primary medical care in Spokane, creating the area’s largest physician organization, the two providers said Wednesday. …


  • Inland Imaging spins off IT unit

    Spokane’s growing Inland Imaging LLC has spun off an information technology subsidiary, Nuvodia, with plans to become a nationwide provider of technology integration and services. During a Thursday breakfast hosted …


  • Sacred Heart gets go-ahead to expand

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will be allowed to add 75 new patient beds under a legal settlement reached today.


  • 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 …


  • Providence layoffs reach 172

    Providence Health Care has accepted 172 voluntary layoffs as part of its move to cut $61 million from its operating budget next year. Most of the employees worked at Sacred …


  • Providence cuts 172 jobs through voluntary layoffs

    Providence Health Care has accepted 172 voluntary layoffs as part of its move to cut $61 million from its operating budget next year.


  • Providence bringing billing jobs to Spokane

    Providence Health & Services is moving 250 medical billing jobs to Spokane from its headquarters in Renton, Wash. It’s the largest influx of new jobs by a single employer in …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • Providence to close Deer Park rehab clinic

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


  • Merger to create heart institute

    Providence Health Care and two Spokane-based cardiology groups announced Wednesday they will merge this fall to create a national center that could become a destination for patients seeking state-of-the-art heart …


  • Retired Providence chief put up to pilot Spokane Airport

    Spokane International Airport directors today nominated former Providence Health Care chief executive Ryland “Skip” Davis to be interim manager.


  • Perinatal doctor, Providence reach agreement

    A Spokane doctor specializing in high-risk pregnancies will be allowed to work in Spokane after reaching a legal agreement with Providence Health Care. The agreement shelves the non-compete clause triggered …


  • Doctor sues Providence over lost job

    A Spokane physician has sued a division of Providence Health Care, alleging he was forced out of his job treating women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Reinaldo Acosta said his departure …


  • Sacred Heart boots Rockwood

    The Rockwood Clinic will have to vacate 48,000 square feet of offices, patient exam rooms and surgery suites on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus after failing to rework …


  • Sacred Heart boots Rockwood from hospital offices

    The Rockwood Clinic will have to vacate 48,000 square feet of offices, patient exam rooms and surgery suites on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus after failing to rework …


  • 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 …

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