Stories tagged: Providence Health Care
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Providence executive criticizes Graham-Cassidy bill as ‘same dangerous policy’
Providence Health Care’s chief executive used blunt language to describe the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal on Friday. “It’s a bad bill,” said Elaine Couture.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
The Dirt: Old Elks building hosts robotics, AI firms in CdA
A workplace focused on the “new economy” opened its doors earlier this month in downtown Coeur d’Alene, and it’s already filled to capacity. The Innovation Den, 418 E. Lakeside Ave., …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sale of PAML likely to bring loss of high-paying jobs in Spokane, former official says
Spokane is likely to lose high-paying medical laboratory jobs when PAML is purchased by a North Carolina company, a former PAML official says.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Partnership will bring two dental clinics, new dental residencies, to serve low-income people in Spokane
Many of Spokane County’s low-income adults are visiting emergency rooms with dental pain. Providence Health Care is launching a new initiative to better serve those patients through a partnership with …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Alex Jackson to step down as CEO of Sacred Heart, Holy Family hospitals as parent organization flattens
Alex Jackson, chief executive of Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, will step down next month in what the hospitals’ parent organization describes as a flattening of executive …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Don’t backslide on mental health
There is a laudable effort to encourage people to push past the stigma of mental health and seek help, and health care coverage has expanded. But a corresponding effort on …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 6 p.m.
Spokane’s new psychiatric hospital will help meet soaring demand for care
Eastern Washington is one of the hardest places in the U.S. to find a bed for mental health care. The state has been sanctioned multiple times for violating the constitutional …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Fifth-grade students in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track physical activity
About 7,100 fifth-graders in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track their physical activity.
Mon., June 20, 2016
New Spokane clinic called ‘the future of community health’
A group of health care providers has completed a major step toward fixing the region’s doctor shortage with the construction of a $16.2 million health clinic on the Spokane campus …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Nurses gather outside Sacred Heart as hospital contract negotiations continue
About 200 Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center nurses and their supporters gathered outside the hospital Tuesday morning in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
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 …
Mon., March 9, 2015
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 …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, 1:14 p.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
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 …
Wed., June 12, 2013
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 …
Wed., May 8, 2013
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 …
Wed., March 6, 2013
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 …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2013
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 …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
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 …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012
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 …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012
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. …
Fri., May 25, 2012
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 …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012, 2:07 p.m.
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.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2012
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 …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011
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 …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2011, 8:49 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2011
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 …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2011
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 …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2011, 2:52 p.m.
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.