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Shortening trainee doctor hours hasn’t harmed patients

A new study finds shortening hours for doctors during residency training hasn’t harmed patients. Researchers wanted to know whether limiting trainee doctors to 80-hour weeks affected the quality of care.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Next-door neighbor stabbing sends one to the hospital with critical injuries; one arrested

A dispute between two neighbors on Thursday in north Spokane led to a stabbing, sending one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police responded to the reported stabbing at …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient deaths

An Ohio critical-care doctor was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers.


Minor allegedly driving while high hits another car, sends man to hospital

A 16-year-old woman allegedly high on marijuana crashed into a car at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday on East Sinto Avenue and North Dick Road.


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

WSP trooper in hospital after patrol car was hit by driver allegedly running stop sign

A Washington State Patrol Trooper was sent to the hospital after a driver ran a stop sign in Spokane Valley on Friday afternoon and hit an unmarked patrol car.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 1:06 p.m.

Legislature requires hospitals to give rest and meal breaks to nurses

Nurses and other hospital staff would get regular rest and meal breaks and other guarantees in their schedules under a bill that received final approval in both Legislature chambers Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 4:15 p.m.

Walsh apologizes to nurses for “card-playing” comment

Sen. Maureen Walsh apologizes for suggesting nurses at some small hospitals “probably play cards a good amount of the day.”


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Five taken to hospital after three-car crash near Rathdrum

Idaho State Police are investigating a three-car crash near Rathdrum that sent five people to the hospital on Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Hospital using drones to fly blood samples between buildings

A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launched Tuesday in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:42 p.m.

Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection

Tunisia’s interim health minister says 12 newborn babies have died while receiving care at a public maternity hospital.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Boy, 2, dies after falling into Spokane River

A 2-year-old boy died after falling into the Spokane River west of Nine Mile Falls in north Spokane County on Sunday afternoon.


A moose walks into an Alaska hospital and finds a snack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A moose wandered into a hospital building in Alaska’s largest city and chowed down on some plants in the lobby as workers watched the massive animal in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Hospitals now required to reveal secret prices lists online for every medical procedure, service

Hospitals across the country rang in the New Year with a federal mandate to reveal their once-secret master price lists, although it’s unclear whether the new requirement will assist many …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

Rathdrum man dies in hospital from single-car crash Friday in Idaho

A Rathdrum man died in the hospital on Saturday after single-car crash Friday on U.S. Highway 95.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital, wounds at least 4

A gunman opened fire Monday at a Chicago hospital, killing a police officer and two hospital employees after a domestic dispute exploded into a firefight with SWAT team members inside …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

Justice Ginsburg in hospital after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 12:41 p.m.

Synagogue massacre defendant appears in court in wheelchair

The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was released from a hospital and turned over to federal authorities for a court appearance Monday on charges he killed 11 people …


Two people hospitalized after their car hit a moose

Idaho State Police say two people were hospitalized after their car struck a moose on U.S. 95 south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


Oregon’s only heart transplant program shuts down

The only Oregon hospital to offer heart transplants abruptly shut down its program Friday, leaving nearly two dozen patients on its waitlist to seek out-of-state treatment and hundreds of others …


Hepatitis C outbreak linked to Puyallup hospital reaches double digits

The numbers have grown slowly, but they’re growing nonetheless: An outbreak of hepatitis C linked to Puyallup’s Good Samaritan Hospital continues to generate new confirmed cases.


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

Former president George H.W. Bush is hospitalized again, spokesman says

Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized because of low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman said Sunday.


Reports: Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized with fever Sunday just days after undergoing surgery on his ear, an official said.


Melania Trump in hospital for treatment of kidney condition

Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will likely be hospitalized for the rest of the week, the White House said.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Seven ‘probable’ new hepatitis C cases tied to Puyallup outbreak

Experts from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department say they have discovered seven “probable” new cases of hepatitis C tied to an


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Bend hospital using ultraviolet light to kill germs

After testing an ultraviolet light disinfection system for five months last year, St. Charles Bend has acquired three Tru-D SmartUVC devices that are now being used to kill some of …


Turkish shelling near hospital in northern Syria kills 1

Shells hit the center of a Syrian Kurdish enclave on Tuesday where Turkey is carrying out an offensive, landing near the area’s only hospital and killing one person, the hospital …


Zimbabwe opposition leader back in South Africa hospital

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said Tuesday its leader was in a hospital in neighboring South Africa as concerns rise over the health of Morgan Tsvangirai, who has dominated the opposition …


Then and Now: St. Luke’s Hospital

In 1897, some years after the establishment of Sacred Heart and Deaconess hospitals, a new medical center called Spokane Protestant Sanitarium was established.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.


Umbrella mistaken for weapon causes hospital lockdown

An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.