Stories tagged: Sacred Heart Medical Center
Tue., May 23, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: At Sacred Heart graduation, doctor encourages new nurses to join war effort
The Sacred Heart Hospital nursing school graduated 21 nurses – at a time when nurses were in exceptionally high demand. Dr. William O’Shea, who presented the diplomas, told the graduates …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Not just a drill: Sacred Heart Medical Center simulates transporting patients with Ebola to new special pathogens unit
Sacred Heart Medical Center participated in a citywide drill Wednesday to simulate transporting a patient with Ebola from Spokane International Airport to the hospital’s new special pathogens unit, which is …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Providence notifies employees of planned job cuts
Providence Health & Services is telling employees it will eliminate some positions in the next two months as the not-for-profit health system copes with falling revenue from reimbursement rates not …
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., April 4, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Sacred Heart nurse assaulted by a patient
A nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center was assaulted Thursday by a patient.
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 …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: A “saloon man” from Seattle jumps from the Trent Bridge
Jack Strube, described as a “saloon man” from Seattle, was walking across the Spokane River at the Trent Bridge with three young relatives.
Thu., July 9, 2015, 5:08 p.m.
Investigators make fourth arrest in boy’s beating
Investigators have made a fourth arrest in connection to the brutal beating that left a 15-year-old Spokane Valley boy in the hospital for several days.
Thu., April 16, 2015
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.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Hot dog stand owner dies from flu
Chad Rattray wasn’t only Cheddar Chad. He wasn’t simply the guy who sold dollar dogs, occasionally slathering on the mustard and handing it over – on the house – to …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Large fraud ring passed bad checks, federal indictments allege
At least 29 people face federal criminal indictments for allegedly trying to cash fraudulent checks written on accounts for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Health & Services, Kmart, a …
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 …
Mon., May 19, 2014
Providence turns to online interpreters
Providence Health, the region’s largest medical service provider, has turned to online interpreters to help non-English-speakers receive care from nurses, doctors or therapists. The Providence network recently announced that more …
Thu., March 20, 2014, 8:23 a.m.
Overnight collisions send WSP trooper, 2 others to hospital
A Washington State Patrol trooper ran a red light and was struck by a drunken driver in West Central Spokane on Wednesday night, and a Mead woman and her 10-year-old …
UPDATED: Wed., March 5, 2014, 2:39 p.m.
Stevens County students sent to hospital after bus crash
An early morning slide off sent eight students of the Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to the hospital, according to district administrators.
Thu., Jan. 30, 2014
Providence, Premera agree on network terms
Providence, Eastern Washington’s largest medical provider, is back in the coverage network for Premera Blue Cross and Lifewise, the area’s largest health insurers. Providence and Premera announced their new agreement …
Wed., Jan. 8, 2014, 10:47 a.m.
Sacred Heart pharmacy tech pleads guilty in pill theft
Pending a judge’s approval, Paul Martsin will spend five years in prison for stealing thousands of high-powered prescription medications and pay more than $11,000 to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where …
Tue., Nov. 26, 2013
Premera boots Providence from network for small-business plans
Small businesses in Spokane County that choose Premera Blue Cross for their employee health plans won’t have access to the Providence health care system next year. The same provider network …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
Providence facilities, doctors excluded by two large insurers in Washington exchange
Competition to control the cost of new individual health policies has led two of Washington’s biggest insurance companies to exclude Eastern Washington’s largest hospital, and many of its physicians, from …
Sat., June 8, 2013
Subdued by Taser, man dies next day
A man has died after he was shocked with a Taser during a confrontation Thursday night with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym. The Washington State Patrol …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012
Changes at Sacred Heart will expedite emergency care
Eastern Washington’s major trauma hospital is set to open a new emergency room designed to cut wait times for patients. The $18.6 million project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center …
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 …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012
Getting There: Sacred Heart beset by water pipe upgrade
Construction to upgrade the maze of underground water pipes near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is limiting traffic access there for at least another month. Parts of three streets in …
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 …
Tue., June 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Man suffers smoke inhalation in Spokane Valley fire
Emergency responders rushed a man to Sacred Heart Medical Center after a fire broke out in Spokane Valley Tuesday evening.
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 …
Wed., May 2, 2012
Fighters with heart
For some, it takes a lot of heart to finish the 12-kilometer Bloomsday course. No one knows that better than Troy Schlimgen and Erik Gelhar, two men who both have …
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 …