Stories tagged: Spokane Regional Health District
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
New Spokane County mumps cases prompt free vaccine clinic
Nine people in Spokane County have been diagnosed with mumps, prompting the Spokane Regional Health District to offer a free vaccination clinic Jan. 11.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Dozens hospitalized for flu in Spokane County, deaths reported in Western Washington
Flu season is underway in Spokane County, with reports of at least 43 people hospitalized for flu-related symptoms.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Free mumps vaccine offered after two Spokane County cases confirmed
The Spokane Regional Health District will host a free mumps vaccination clinic Wednesday at Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Norovirus outbreak nearly contained, House of Charity set to reopen
A norovirus outbreak that infected dozens of homeless people and staff at Spokane’s House of Charity this week has been largely contained.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
An administrator will lead the Spokane Regional Health District – not a doctor – for the first time in district’s history
Following a search committee’s recommendation, the Spokane Regional Health District has decided to entrust the direction of the district to an administrator – not a doctor – for the first …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 11:23 p.m.
Board to decide Thursday if non-doctor may lead Spokane Regional Health District
To better mirror other counties in Washington state, the Board of Health is deciding whether to change the governance structure of Spokane Regional Health District moving forward.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Police cracking down on public marijuana smoking in downtown Spokane
Marijuana may be legal now, but smoking it in public isn’t. After months of education efforts, the Spokane Police Department will shift to ticketing people found smoking marijuana in public …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Spokane police respond to ‘suicidal person’ calls an average of three times a day, new report says
Spokane police are called to help someone who’s thinking about committing suicide an average of three times a day, according to a new department report. The report analyzed the 556 …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Get flu shot now for early protection, health district says
Health officials recommend that local residents get their shots before the region sees its first confirmed flu case.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Spokane County reports first case of West Nile since 2009
A Spokane County man in his 40s was hospitalized and later released two weeks ago after contracting West Nile virus from an infected mosquitoes in the area.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Study shows why we must take more action to reduce homelessness
A report prepared by the Spokane Regional Health District goes a long way toward quantifying what happens to people “downstream” of homelessness: worse health across many measures, from high blood …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Officials looking for woman who brought dead bat to Health District
Officials are looking for a woman who dropped off a dead bat at the Spokane Regional Health District on Wednesday without speaking to anyone or giving her name. Health district …
Tue., July 26, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Two rabid bats identified in Spokane County
A woman is currently undergoing rabies vaccinations and a cat is quarantined in its owner’s home after a pair of rabid bats were discovered in Spokane County. These are the …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Spokane approach could be model for federal public health programs, speakers say
Spokane could shape the federal government’s approach to a more holistic type of public health. The city was one of five included in the U.S. Department of Health and Human …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Pokémon Go hordes flock to Riverfront Park in Spokane
Hundreds of Spokane residents came out to Riverfront Park Monday afternoon hoping to catch Pokémon in the wild.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Bring home successful parenting
Spokane Regional Health District is expanding its Nurse Family Partnership program, which uses evidence-based approaches to improve maternal and early childhood health.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Woman diagnosed with Zika virus in Spokane gave birth to healthy baby
A woman in her 20s was diagnosed with the Zika virus in Spokane County, health officials said Monday. The Washington resident was infected while she was traveling out of the …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Health District to discuss proposed vaping ban
The Spokane Regional Health District’s board will discuss whether to prohibit the use of vaping devices in indoor public places and work sites when it meets Thursday.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Flu season in Spokane off to a mild start
Flu season is off to a mild start in Spokane County, health officials say. Twelve influenza hospitalizations have been reported since last fall, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. …
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 8:01 p.m.
Health district chief’s move to Providence an indirect result of Affordable Care Act
Dr. Joel McCullough’s new job at Providence Health Care is an indirect result of the Affordable Care Act, with some focus on public health a requirement for hospitals to keep …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
McCullough leaving Spokane health district to work for Providence
Dr. Joel McCullough is leaving the top job at Spokane Regional Health District to work for the Providence Health Care system.
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
Chickenpox vaccine required for all Spokane students
Students in Spokane Public Schools will need two chickenpox vaccines by the first day of school this fall.
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, 3:51 p.m.
Spokane considers ban on vaping in public places
The Spokane Regional Health District is among a number of Washington counties considering banning vaping in indoor public spaces and workplaces. However, retailers of vaping products want to continue to …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 5:47 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane County considering ban on indoor vaping
The Spokane Regional Health District is considering a ban on vaping indoors.
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 8:53 p.m.
Vaccination urged as flu season has begun
Flu season is underway in Spokane County. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, it’s time, experts say.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 8:26 p.m.
First flu case reported in Spokane
A Spokane County woman in her 50s tested positive for influenza this week, marking the first confirmed local flu case this season.
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
Spokane Regional Health District urges companies to ban smoking, hire nonsmokers
The Spokane Regional Health District is encouraging companies to establish tobacco-free campuses or policies that prohibit hiring smokers.
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 6:48 a.m.
Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers
Volunteers − both medical and nonmedical − needed for local Medical Reserve Corps
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, 3:55 p.m.
Health officials investigating dead crows in Millwood
Health and wildlife officials are testing for West Nile virus in dead crows that have turned up on streets and lawns in the Millwood area, but say a corvid virus …
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Air quality plummets as smoke covers region like blanket
Spokane’s air deteriorated on Friday to levels that previously seemed unreachable as satellite images showed smoke pouring into the region from numerous massive fires in Central Washington. By the afternoon, …