Stories tagged: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Sat., May 13, 2017, midnight
Sacred Heart’s new infectious disease unit ready to handle ebola or other patients from four-state region
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center officials say the hospital’s new unit is equipped to safely care for patients with highly infectious diseases, such as ebola.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Spokane physicians struggle to explain reasons behind their $191 million bankruptcy
The Spokane physicians who filed a $191 million bankruptcy painted a chaotic self portrait Thursday of a couple mostly clueless about their own personal finances, let alone the complex workings …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:27 p.m.
Christmas lights brighten the spirits of children treated at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Dazzling Christmas lights strung across Cowley Park will burn brightly each night during the holiday season.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Man found dead outside Sacred Heart parking garage
The body of an adult man was found on the ground just outside the south entrance to the Providence Sacred Heart Doctor’s Building parking garage Tuesday evening.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Driver dies in crash into Sacred Heart parking garage
A driver was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash into a parking garage at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Man faces vehicular homicide charge after passenger killed in Stevens County crash
A driver faces a vehicular homicide charge after his passenger died early Monday in a crash in Stevens County, about 11 miles northeast of Colville.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
WSU student critically injured in fall from balcony
A Washington State University student was hospitalized with serious head injuries after falling from a second-floor balcony during a party Friday night, marking the third time someone has fallen from …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Single bedbug found at Sacred Heart Medical Center, hospital says
A single bed bug was recently found at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s emergency department, hospital officials said Monday.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Nurses’ union nears contract agreement with Sacred Heart
After months of contract negotiations, the union representing nurses at Providence Sacret Heart Medical Center said Thursday it has reached a tentative agreement with hospital management.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Sacred Heart nurses march for better benefits, working conditions
Hundreds of nurses gathered in a show of solidarity Tuesday morning in Riverfront Park, demanding better wages and working conditions from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
Labor unions out in force in the region
Labor unions at some of the region’s largest private employers are negotiating for new contracts.
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.
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Local kidney patients see hospital options dwindle
Kidney patients say they feel like pawns in a power struggle between Spokane’s two competing hospital systems, which have been buying up clinics in recent years.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Sacred Heart’s expanded cardiac unit will serve patients from wider area
On a day devoted to paper hearts, the warm, beating kind were focus of a dedication and blessing at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s expanded and remodeled cardiac intensive care …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 5 a.m.
Have mercy: Spokane newlyweds go on medical mission to Madagascar
Newlywed Spokane nurses promised not to make any big life changes during their first 12 months of marriage. Within the year, they moved to Madagascar.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Massive generators kept hospitals going during last year’s windstorm
Massive generators kept the region’s largest hospital operating for nearly 17 hours after last year’s windstorm.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 9:13 p.m.
Woman alleges Sacred Heart improperly released information to police
A woman is suing Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for releasing confidential medical information to the Spokane Police Department.
Tue., July 28, 2015, 1:17 p.m.
Sacred Heart psychiatrists agree to stay on
Five of the seven psychiatrists on staff at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center have agreed to continue their employment at the hospital, officials announced today.
Thu., June 25, 2015, midnight
Three bid to build new psychiatric hospital in Spokane County
Three entities are competing to build a new psychiatric hospital in Spokane County that will help address a statewide shortage of inpatient mental health services. Providence Health Care submitted an …
Sun., April 26, 2015, midnight
Sacred Heart prepares for future Ebola cases
Peg Currie was at a Dallas conference last fall when a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian was diagnosed with Ebola. The nurse had been caring for a Liberian man who …
Thu., April 16, 2015, midnight
Health eXpress app offers on-demand doctor visits
Do you need to see the doctor for an ache or pain? There’s an app for that.
Sun., March 29, 2015, midnight
Washington bill would require insurers to cover telemedicine services
OLYMPIA – The practice of telemedicine – using real-time video technology to get medical advice from afar – is becoming a standard of the health care industry, bringing the aid …
Sat., March 28, 2015, midnight
Proponents pitch need for federal funding for palliative care programs
Health care providers made a pitch to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday for federal support for expanding palliative care as a specialty at hospitals and clinics. Patients with …
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014, midnight
Deaconess, Valley hospitals show emergency room wait times on billboards
Deaconess and Valley hospitals have launched a visible new ad campaign to tout their emergency room wait times. Billboards – three in Spokane and three in Spokane Valley – post …
Tue., March 25, 2014, midnight
15-year-old put just-learned CPR skills to the test on grandfather
On a Thursday at Riverside High School, Shelby Morgan learned CPR. That Friday, she learned how to use an automated external defibrillator, which can deliver a lifesaving shock to the …
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013, midnight
Without medical directives, end-of-life situations get tricky
The bride could blink, and that was all. The groom, her longtime boyfriend, sang her a love song, and then they married. Gathered around her in the nursing home, her …
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013, midnight
Heart disease among younger women troubling, preventable
Monthly or so, Dr. Dieter Lubbe sees another woman in her 30s with heart disease. The cardiologist at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center often takes his patients to a catheter …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2013, midnight
Brock’s helping hand reached across the globe
Eunice Moe Brock was an American woman who carried her passion for helping people across oceans, continents and decades. In a recent visit to Spokane, a group of people from …
Thu., July 25, 2013, midnight
Spokane pastor’s decision to give kidney leads to second match
The Jan. 20 photo of Megan Dunnagan on the front page of The Spokesman-Review caught the Rev. Michael Blackburn’s eye. He scanned the headline, “We’ve been waiting long enough” and …
Sat., July 20, 2013, midnight
Sacred Heart drug theft amount ‘incredible’
For more than four years, hundreds of thousands of powerful, highly controlled prescription narcotics disappeared from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s outpatient pharmacy and no one noticed. Between January and …