Stories tagged: health care
Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
The Dirt: Spokane Youth Sports Association presses forward with proposed sports complex in South Hill’s Glenrose area
The Spokane Youth Sports Association filed additional documents to support a decade old environmental review for a proposed youth sports complex in the Glenrose neighborhood.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
Omnicare Inc., a subsidiary of CVS Health Corp., is renovating an existing 18,500-square-foot building at 2830 N. Astor St. into an the facility, which will provide long-term, comprehensive pharmaceutical services …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs has delayed the roll out of its new electronic health record system, which was set to go live in March at Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center in …
Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
A proposal for Washington to become the 35th state to join the national nursing compact survived Friday’s deadline in the Senate, although not all key stakeholders are on board. Joining …
Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Hospital officials believed two floors of the new building would be ready to open by April. Its chairman promised a rooftop garden that would aid convalescing patients.
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
Washington state’s new paid family and medical leave law went live in January, and more than 20,000 residents have already applied for the program.
Thu., Feb. 6, 2020
Premera Blue Cross has tapped former Spokane Mayor David Condon to lead its expansion in Eastern Washington.
Sun., Feb. 2, 2020
With a regional nursing shortage impacting even Spokane-based hospitals, critical access hospitals in rural settings feel the need for nurses even more.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
Nursing educators acknowledge the pipeline problem in the nursing workforce in Eastern Washington, but challenges are deeper and more complex than a simple fix.
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
Beginning on Monday, Rogers will be the first high school in Spokane to host a comprehensive health clinic, thanks to a three-year, $590,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente.
Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
An in-depth needs assessment of the Lewis-Clark Valley shows a need for access to affordable health care, housing and food.
Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
As of Jan. 1, teenagers who have to be reminded to feed the dog and take out the trash are in charge of their own health care when it comes …
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
Some Washingtonians will no longer have surprise medical bills in 2020, due to a new state law prohibiting the practice for some state-regulated health plans.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Unions representing about 13,000 nurses and health care workers at many Providence locations statewide, including at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, intend to strike on Jan. …
Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
Nurses and health care workers represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW union at seven Swedish locations in the Seattle area did not reach an agreement with Providence officials on Monday, Dec. …
Wed., Jan. 1, 2020
A new year means new laws. Here’s a look at some of the changes.
Tue., Dec. 31, 2019
Nearly 212,000 Washingtonians have selected health plans through the state exchange, and enrollment ended on Dec. 30.
Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Trinity agrees to stop selling health “sharing” policies, pay $150,000 fine, insurance commissioner says.
Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would …
Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
If we had a wish for one big gift for Spokane this morning – something that would be a true gift to the health of the community long into the …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
Health care has undergone some dramatic changes in the Spokane region, from new provider groups entering the market to the expansion of medical education east of the Cascades. The landscape …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
More than 8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the government said Friday, showing continued demand for the program …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down “Obamacare’s” now-toothless requirement that Americans carry health insurance but sidestepped a ruling on the law’s overall constitutionality. The decision means the law …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Daybreak Youth Services says $500,000 budget gap could force closure of treatment facilities in Spokane, Vancouver
Daybreak, which was founded in Spokane in 1978, says its financial situation follows the troubled expansion of its treatment facility in the Vancouver area. Now the organization is seeking loans …
Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is operating at a loss, and has been since 2016, and hospital leaders say this is largely due to expenses outpacing revenue.
Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
Once operated out of the historic Carnegie Library on downtown Spokane’s western edge, the Washington State University Nursing College now trains students with evolving technology and offers advanced degrees, decades …
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Forty percent of U.S. adults have been tested for HIV, and fewer than one-fifth of the people at high risk for developing the infection are receiving the medication that prevents …
Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
The Spokane County nurse-family partnership program will expand to serve 50 more families in 2020 after a $293,000 boost in funding from state lawmakers.
Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
Most Americans skip the annual flu shot, with the number of dispensed vaccines barely changed in the past decade, despite government removal of cost and access obstacles. “We are kind …
Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
State-sponsored health insurance for all school district employees means different plans available to each employee, based on where they live, not where they teach.