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One person was taken to Providence Sacred Heart in critical condition Sunday afternoon with a gunshot wound after a shooting on Spokane's South Hill, according to public safety officials.
Timing is everything. When Stevie Lynne wrote and recorded the single "We Are the People" in 2016, she opted not to create a video for the unifying anthem at that point. "I didn't feel like the timing was right," Lynne said while calling from her Spokane Valley home. "It was a weird political climate. I decided against it."
An oncology nurse for 36 years, Vicki Dodson does far more than just listen to a cancer patient's story. Her longtime knowledge helps patients chart a treatment plan forward. Dodson, 60, works as a nurse navigator at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. In September, she received national recognition from CURE magazine.
After a bomb was discovered outside Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Thursday evening, the Spokane Police Department Bomb Squad was able to safely recover the small homemade weapon.
Joel Alsworth arrives at work early every morning, walks into the chapel at Providence Sacred Heart, takes a deep breath and says a prayer. “That’s what I do to get ready,” said Alsworth, a hospital chaplain who cares not only for patients and their families but also the hospital staff who keep the whole thing running.
Expectant families are struggling to stay abreast of hospital policies, in communication with their health care team, guard their own health and deal with uncertain finances in the face of high unemployment rates and unsafe working environments.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has 80 intensive care unit beds it could use to treat an influx of COVID-19 patients, should the need arise.
A highly anticipated delivery of five truckloads of medical protective equipment arrived at Sacred Heart on the same day Spokane County eclipsed 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases, for a total of 209 and 10 deaths. Thirty-four people have been hospitalized.
Personal protective equipment is being kept under lock and key. Nurses and doctors are required to wear face masks for as long as federal guidelines allow. And masks designed to filter out tiny particles – like the novel coronavirus – are reserved for only a handful of respiratory procedures.
I am hopeful we can find a way to increase support for Washington’s Medicaid system this year so we can continue to improve primary care in pediatric intensive care units across our state well into the future.
Spokane Regional Health District officials encourage local residents experiencing symptoms to stay home from work or school, monitor their symptoms and call their health care providers before going to the emergency department.
The four patients receiving treatment for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center were not showing symptoms when they were transported to Spokane on Thursday amid scrutiny of saftey measures.
Local health officials and Sacred Heart executives stressed that the risk to the general public in Spokane for contracting the novel coronavirus is low.
Four U.S. citizens who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus are expected to arrive at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center on Thursday.
The hospital was selected as one of 10 across the country that can properly treat the patients in their airborne infection isolation rooms. Operations at the hospital will not be affected and officials say they’re following protocols to prevent spread of the disease.
Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center, represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, ratified their contract on Thursday, ending more than a year of negotiations with Providence officials.
Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center will see no changes to their earned illness time or paid time off, as well as receive a 10% wage increase over the next three years, if the tentative agreement between Providence officials and nurses is ratified next week.
Unionized service and maintenance workers at Sacred Heart Medical Center reached a tentative agreement with officials early Wednesday morning.
More than 1,900 nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center will vote on the tentative agreement next week reached in the early hours of Tuesday morning after long negotiation sessions.
Unions representing thousands of health care workers in Washington announced early Friday that they have postponed a strike.