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Colville’s Providence Mount Carmel Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The designation is based on eight measurements of hospital strength and is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural health providers.

Kassi Tricola, M.D., will join the medical staff at Pullman Regional Hospital. Tricola, who practices family medicine and obstetrics, previously volunteered at Pullman Memorial Hospital while an undergraduate at Washington State University. Between stints in Pullman, she attended the University of Washington Medical School and was chief resident at Tacoma General Hospital.

Deborah Carnett has moved her private therapy practice from Olympia to Spokane. Carnett is a licensed mental health counselor and certified hypnotherapist who specializes in helping those with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome. Her office is at 1403 S. Grand Blvd., Suite 101.

Dr. David Chen has been named chief medical officer at Deaconess Hospital and Valley Hospital. The CMO is responsible for the clinical performance, staff relationships, risk management and clinical and business planning at both locations. Chen previously served as CMO at Bozeman Health in Montana and twelve years with MultiCare Health Systems in Western Washington.


Jade Robison has been named manager of the Spokane Valley location of ABC Supply Co. Inc. Robison has been working with the building products distributor for nine years, beginning in Orem, Utah.

Erik Morris has been named Franchisee of the Year by Pita Pit. Morris, who has been with Pita Pit for 10 years, has developed best practices for other franchisees to use.

Real Estate

Brokers Ann McCurdy and Jed Maclaurin have been hired by Windermere/Manito LLC’s south Spokane office. McCurdy comes from The Masters Touch and Maclaurin was previously a Realtor with Keller Williams.

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