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  • Shriners Hospital back open after bomb threat

    The Spokane Police Department bomb squad is en route to Shriners Hospital for Children to respond to a bomb threat.


  • Historic home linked to Shriners Hospital maintains its past – outside and in

    Henry Pierce turned the crank on the old Victrola and moved the needle. The air of the cold living room filled with the 1926 jazz song “Baby Face, Foxtrot” by …


  • Shriners renewing cleft lip, palate care

    Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane is restarting its cleft lip and palate program next year and seeks to take over a successful Spokane County program that’s threatened by budget …


  • Girl, her family get Starlight treatment

    Nine-year-old Alisynn Thompson has spent a total of four months in the hospital this year alone. Born with a congenital condition called Sly syndrome, the feisty girl has undergone numerous …


  • Girl, her family get Starlight treatment

    Nine-year-old Alisynn Thompson has spent a total of four months in the hospital this year alone. Born with a congenital condition called Sly syndrome, the feisty girl has undergone numerous …


  • Kids still put first

    The Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane begins billing insurance companies next week, a major change for a charitable organization that for decades cared for children with crippling bone, joint …


  • Shriners to bill insurers for care

    The Shriners intend to collect money from insurers and taxpayer-subsidized health programs for the first time, a change that should prevent the closure of its Spokane hospital and five others …


  • Shriners to keep hospitals open, accept insurance

    The Shriners intend to collect money from insurers and taxpayer-subsidized health programs for the first time, a change that should prevent the closure of its Spokane hospital and five others …


  • Shriners to announce plans for troubled hospitals

    The Shriners are wrapping up their annual meeting in San Antonio and are expected to announce changes to their children’s hospitals.


  • Shriners’ decision doesn’t solve funding woes

    As much energy as the Spokane community put into rallying behind the city’s Shriners Hospital for Children, that’s how much relief it felt over Monday’s news from the Shriners’ 135th …


  • Shriners avoids closure, for now

    The Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane received a reprieve as delegates to the charitable organization’s annual meeting tabled a vote to close six of its 22 hospitals. Dozens of …


  • Spokane Shriners Hospital expected to stay open

    The Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane has been given a reprieve as delegates to the charitable organization’s annual meeting tabled a vote to close six of its 22 hospitals.


  • Patients weigh in

    Marie Firestone held a small sign Thursday that read, “I can walk because of Shriners.” When she was a girl, she and her mother drove every Thursday for a year …


  • Supporters rally to ‘Save Our Shriners’

    Marie Firestone held a small sign Thursday that said it all: “I can walk because of Shriners.”


  • Shriners’ global outreach shrinks

    Albanian villagers consider her a miracle worker. She brings their children, those crippled by accidents and birth defects, to the United States, and they return months later healed and wide-eyed …

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