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Around the Corner: Dr. Matthew Wallace performs 100th outpatient joint replacement procedure

From staff reports

Around the Corner is a periodic roundup of business-related happenings in the Inland Northwest.

Practice reports 100th outpatient joint replacement

Dr. Matthew Wallace of Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists has performed the practice’s 100th outpatient joint replacement procedure, which was a total knee replacement.

Specially trained NWOS surgeons perform outpatient joint replacement, meaning patients stay in the hospital only a few hours after the procedure, instead of days, according to a practice news release. Outpatient procedures allow the patient to heal at home, away from the risks of infection present in the hospital environment, and are cheaper because of a shortened stay.

NWOS surgeons have performed 60 total hip replacements, 38 total knee replacements and two total shoulder replacements since their first procedure in early November 2016, the release said.

U-Haul adds Valley gift shop

as moving supply partner

U-Haul trucks and moving supplies are now available at G&C Treasures, a gift shop in the Spokane Valley.

U-Haul Co. of Washington announced the addition of G&C, at 12510 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 10. G&C Treasures is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

U-Haul products can be reserved at G&C by calling (509) 464-0659 or going to

Credit union’s top volunteer selects beneficiary of $600

BSA and Fraud Specialist Julian Romanov, named top Horizon Credit Union employee volunteer for the third-quarter, has chosen Safe Passage Violence Prevention Center to receive a $600 donation, under the thrift’s Go-Givers employee volunteer program.

The Go-Givers program encourages employees to volunteer in their community and allows outstanding volunteers the opportunity to donate money on behalf of Horizon to a nonprofit of their choice.

Romanov volunteers as a reserve firefighter and emergency medical responder and has completed training at Safe Passage focused on supporting individuals who have experience trauma, according to a credit union news release. Romanov earned the donated money by volunteering more hours than any other Horizon employee in the third quarter – earning $100 – and surpassing 100 volunteer hours for 2017 – earning another $500.

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