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Puppy to fill void left by Albany hospice therapy dog

Ember the golden retriever may never have as many friends, Facebook followers or book deals as JJ, her predecessor at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.


Doctor and priest Stan Malnar brought compassion to mothers and families from births to deaths

Starting in 1989, Stan Malnar ran the maternity clinic at Sacred Heart serving low-income women, worked at Hospice of Spokane helping families say goodbye to loved ones, and spent his …


Coeur d’Alene real estate broker gives $1 million to Hospice of North Idaho

Gary Schneidmiller, the founder and owner of Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty, has given $1 million to Hospice of North Idaho in memory of his parents, Mannie and Gladys Schneidmiller.


Hospice hunter stalks his first elk

Fulfilling a lifelong wish to bag his first elk was a powerful experience for an Eastern Washington man, especially since he knew it would be his last shot at hunting.


Without medical directives, end-of-life situations get tricky

The bride could blink, and that was all. The groom, her longtime boyfriend, sang her a love song, and then they married. Gathered around her in the nursing home, her …


Hospice of Spokane expanding to North Side

Hospice of Spokane broke ground on its second Hospice House on Wednesday. The 13,000-square-foot home is being built on a 2.5-acre lot at the corner of Atlantic Street and Rhoades …


Perspective, friendships follow Hospice service work

Warm greetings met Broderick Hirai, 20, as he walked down the halls of a North Side nursing home last week. Nurses smiled. Residents reached for his hand. When he entered …


Key volunteer at 89 has helped veterans for years

Lee Hutchison remembers the son she outlived as she makes her early morning commute from Newman Lake to her volunteer job at the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The 89-year-old …


Hospice of Spokane requests permission to build 20-bed facility

Hospice of Spokane is preparing to open a second inpatient facility for people with terminal illnesses who need specialized care. Work on a new 12-bed Hospice House in north Spokane …


Shawn Vestal: Daughter brings father’s war diaries alive

Duane “Swede” Nelson’s diary entry for April 1, 1945, was unusually long and detailed. You can understand why. He writes about the invasion of Okinawa and his surprise at the …


Angels for those with ALS

It takes extraordinary people to care for those afflicted with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. That’s why Hospice of Spokane has named Pat and Cathey Priddy its Volunteers …


Rising above it all

Lydia Holland has experienced a lot of things in her 101 years, but never had she seen her family’s old 300-acre farm at Stateline from the air. That changed this …


Hospice to fill growing need

Hospice of North Idaho plans to build an eight- to 12-bed facility in Coeur d’Alene to accommodate North Idaho residents who are near death and whose care needs exceed what …