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100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Golf fiends’ push Downriver expansion; Deaconess lays cornerstone

A delegation of “golf fiends” asked the Spokane City Council to add $37,000 to the park budget for use in enlarging and improving Downriver Golf Course, the Spokane Daily Chronicle …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Multicare surgeon using robot for chest surgeries

Dr. Jon Boyum of MultiCare’s Pulse Heart Institute in Spokane has the distinction of being the only surgeon in the area to perform thoracic surgery with the assistance of a …


Front & Center: Hospital emergency department brings challenges, rewards for Deaconness executive

Judging by the number of “ER”-type TV shows in syndication, trauma is a popular topic. But much has changed since George Clooney donned scrubs as Dr. Doug Ross a quarter-century …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Deaconess, Valley hospitals’ ratings improve in federal evaluation

Multicare’s Deaconess and Valley hospitals received a four-star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in a December 2017 evaluation, signifying improvement in the quality of care …


Growing apparel company The Great PNW building new warehouse, office

The Great PNW, a local apparel company, is moving for a third time and quadrupling its space, a sign of its continued success selling Northwest-themed hats, T-shirts and other items.


Deaconess medical space to executive offices

Medical office space at Deaconess Hospital is being converted into office space for the hospital’s executives.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Most Spokane, Coeur d’Alene hospitals saw childbirth uptick last year

If you’d asked Jeannie Berzanski a year ago what she would be doing to ring in 2018, she might have said she’d be watching fireworks and hanging out with family. …


Ronald McDonald House Charities expanding services

By this June, four new sleeping rooms are expected to open up because of a project to build a Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Deaconess Hospital to mirror its longtime …


Shawn Vestal: Empire lawsuit just one more reminder of surreal hospital pricing

At the heart of the lawsuit against the former owners of two Spokane hospitals is a reminder of the freaky, shady way hospitals set prices. They seem to just … …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017

MultiCare’s entry into Spokane medical scene gets support from local leaders

Spokane’s business and civic leaders are backing MultiCare Health System’s $425 million purchase of Deaconess and Valley hospitals and Rockwood Clinic.


Purchase of Rockwood Clinic and Deaconess and Valley hospitals should be final by early summer

Tacoma-based MultiCare expects to wrap up the purchase of Rockwood Health System by mid-June. MultiCare’s application to the state alludes to a growing role for telemedicine in the Spokane market.


Cyberattack hits Rockwood

Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on 4.5 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The theft includes information from CHS’ Rockwood Health System …


Former Deaconess CEO Jeff Nelson found dead

Jeff A. Nelson, an executive brought in to attempt a financial turnaround of Deaconess Medical Center nine years ago, was found dead Tuesday of a gunshot wound at his home …


Former Rockwood CFO suing clinic

Rockwood Clinic’s former chief financial officer has filed a whistleblower complaint accusing the large medical practice of attempting to force him into filing misleading financial reports. When Gregg Becker refused, …


Sacred Heart growth OK’d

Washington state hospital regulators have approved a $54 million expansion plan for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The decision allows the addition of 75 patient beds. When the expansion is …


Sacred Heart expansion OK’d

Washington state hospital regulators have approved a $54 million expansion plan for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The decision allows the addition of 75 patient beds.


Deaconess, INHS temper latest clash

Deaconess Medical Center and Inland Northwest Health Services have stepped back from a dispute over unpaid bills and financial records that threatened to disrupt the hospital’s use of electronic medical …


Local economy didn’t escape the downturn

The economy cast a long shadow over everything in 2009. The recession and efforts at recovery set the scene for top business news in the Inland Northwest, from the shaky …