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  • Sisters of Providence mark legacy with picnic for homeless

    Earl Spangle, who has spent all of his 79 years in Spokane, sat atop a rock wall and enjoyed every cold lick of his sherbet cone Thursday. “Just wonderful,” he …


  • Wine event to benefit psychiatric programs

    Local wineries and wine lovers will come together to raise money for psychiatric programs at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital on Saturday at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, …


  • Hospital system’s CEO takes new role

    A management shake-up at Providence Health Care sends Dr. Andrew Agwunobi to a new corporate role as vice president of special projects and brings former Sacred Heart Medical Center chief …


  • Providence shuffles Spokane leadership

    Dr. Andrew Agwunobi is leaving his leadership post overseeing two of Spokane’s largest hospitals, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, while former Sacred Heart president Mike Wilson …


  • Sacred Heart eliminates bacteria, lifts water restrictions

    Water restrictions were lifted Wednesday afternoon at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after successful efforts to eradicate bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease from the hospital’s water supply. Three patients …


  • Sacred Heart attacks dangerous bacteria in water system

    Workers performed a chlorine flush of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s water system Tuesday in hopes of killing clusters of bacteria that can cause Legionnaire’s disease. Some patients have gone …


  • First steps taken in 1886 to build hospital that only needed name

    Nearly 125 years ago, Spokane’s first hospital had a plot of land, a cornerstone and a plan for the future. The only thing it didn’t have, embarrassingly, was a name.


  • Face Time: Sister Rosalie talks about Sacred Heart’s 125 years

    Sister Rosalie Locati, 68, has been part of the Sisters of Providence religious community for 49 years. In employee orientations, Locati – director of mission and values for Providence Sacred …


  • INHS case reaches settlement

    Deaconess Medical Center has severed its 17-year partnership stake in Inland Northwest Health Services as part of a lawsuit settlement announced Thursday. The governing board of INHS will now be …


  • Counting the costs of care

    Spokane County’s hospitals provided $128.1 million in free medical care to the region’s poorest people last year as unemployment, chronic disease and the high cost of health care continue to …


  • Special needs kids find caring home with the Beuhls

    The first phone call came almost 20 years ago. It was about a tiny child at St. Anne’s Children Home with shaken baby syndrome. The baby was so frail and …


  • Patients caught in hospital politics

    These are the places where the fragility of life is on full display. Dozens of babies born months early, too little and too weak to breastfeed, their tiny lungs unable …


  • Project puts defibrillators in schools

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is delivering defibrillators to area high schools after a spike in the incidence of cardiac arrest among young people and adults. Installing the devices was …


  • Free medical services soar at region’s hospitals

    Spokane hospitals have given away $53.3 million worth of medical care to the poor during the first nine months of this year as job losses and wage and benefit cuts …


  • 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.


  • Rockwood surgeon to join Sacred Heart

    As local doctors increasingly align their practices with the region’s competing hospital systems, a busy orthopedic surgeon has left Rockwood Clinic and joined Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Dr. Tim …


  • Volleyball injury turns fatal for Gonzaga student

    The friends and family of a 22-year-old Gonzaga student from the Tri-Cities are shocked by her sudden death in Spokane.


  • Nearly half of U.S. businesses have become anti-social

    Larry Soehren says his company, Kiemle & Hagood, recently faced the choice whether to block employee access to popular social networking sites such as Facebook. According to one survey, slightly …


  • 16 heart patients get new lease on life

    KIGALI, Rwanda – Felicite Mukarubuga’s hands trembled as she took the pen and consent forms. The 22-year-old Rwandan woman listened while Dr. Hal Goldberg of Spokane Cardiology thoroughly explained a …


  • Police say man hit by car was targeted

    A pedestrian struck by a car on the lower South Hill this week was targeted, Spokane police said Thursday.


  • Hospital impasse prompts bill

    OLYMPIA – A dispute between Spokane’s two hospital systems spilled over into the legislative session Tuesday as a Senate panel considered changing a law that would determine how a judge …


  • Robotic surgery programs grow at region’s hospitals

    Three regional hospitals have recently added new robotic surgery systems. The da Vinci-brand robots enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures. Common surgeries include those for some cancers, as well …


  • 3 Inland NW hospitals add robotic surgery systems

    Three regional hospitals have recently added new robotic surgery systems.


  • PAML announces expansion

    Spokane-based Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories is making its move from being a regional medical test lab company to a nationwide provider. Pushing the move is a $37.1 million investment in …


  • 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 …


  • Sacred Heart’s profits climb

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center earned a profit of nearly $100 million in 2007 and 2008 as patients were admitted to the hospital in record numbers. The hospital, part of …


  • Vehicle went end-over-end down embankment

    An 18-year-old driver whose vehicle plunged end-over-end down a steep embankment west of High Drive on Monday evening survived because he was wearing a seat belt, fire officials said.


  • Providence lays off 44 hospital employees

    Providence Health Care has laid off 44 employees and reassigned 45 others at its two large Spokane hospitals. The numbers are lower than feared last winter, when executives hinted at …

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