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Former hospital association CEO Rich Umbdenstock: ‘You can’t lay all of the problems on Obamacare’

As a Republican-controlled Congress and the Trump Administration start discussing plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the former chief executive of the American Hospital Association has some advice to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering …


Charles Manson back at Central California prison after hospital stay

Cult leader Charles Manson is back in a Central California prison after a reported hospital stay for an unspecified medical problem.


Yakima medical group will pay $4.5 million settlement in charity care case

Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and its parent company have agreed to a $4.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over the hospital’s charity care practices.


Kanye West hospitalized in Los Angeles

Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour.


Tacoma General nurses plan weeklong boycott of extra shifts

Nurses at Tacoma General Hospital are refusing to take extra shifts or voluntary overtime to protest hospital work practices.


Kootenai Health teddy bear clinic gets kids comfortable with hospital

Kootenai Health Pediatric Services will hold a Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday at the hospital in Coeur d’Alene. The goal is to help children have a better understanding of how …


New data show Idaho has low hospital readmission rate

New federal data show that Idaho Medicare patients are among the least likely to return to the hospital after being treated for certain ailments.


Olympia hospital hit with lawsuit for child rape allegations

An Olympia hospital is facing a lawsuit over allegations of negligence for allowing a nursing assistant to engage in an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old psychiatric patient.


Airstrike hits aid group’s hospital in northern Yemen

An airstrike hit a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Yemen on Monday, the international aid group said, killing and wounding an unknown number of people.


OHSU surgeon dropped tool on patient’s spinal cord, lawsuit claims

A 59-year-old man has filed a $22 million lawsuit against Oregon Health & Science University and one of its surgeons, alleging he was left paralyzed when the doctor twice dropped …


7-year-old girl hit by SUV in Mead, airlifted to hospital

A 7-year-old girl crossing the street in a Mead neighborhood was struck by an SUV and airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries Tuesday morning.


$13 million settlement in botched water-birth lawsuit

The parents of a newborn boy deprived of oxygen during a bungled water birth attempt have settled a lawsuit against a Portland hospital for $13 million.


Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff

A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti’s largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a six-week-old strike by medical staff.


Pentagon modifies training and targeting after deadly U.S. attack on hospital

A top U.S. general says the gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and that none …


Toddler shot in hospital waiting room when mom’s gun fires

A 2-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet when her mother dropped her purse and a gun inside of it discharged while the two of them were in a hospital …


Lawyers say renovated jail no place for mentally ill

Lawyers representing mentally ill defendants waiting extended periods of time for competency services are asking a federal judge for a restraining order to stop the state of Washington from sending …


From babies to boomers, CdA hospital grasps health trends with expansion

A major new addition to Coeur d’Alene’s hospital will open within weeks, catering to patient needs and expectations from births through procedures for an aging population. “We have the babies …


$4.4 million donation goes toward Kootenai Health hospital addition

The lobby of Kootenai Health’s new east addition will be dedicated in honor of a philanthropist and former North Idaho resident who donated $4.4 million to the hospital’s foundation. Douglas …


WSP identifies injured pedestrian

The Washington State Patrol has identified a man that was hit at Trent Avenue and Pines Road Tuesday evening.


Muhammad Ali back in hospital for ’follow-up care’

Muhammad Ali was back in the hospital Thursday for follow-up care related to a severe urinary tract infection, his second stint in the hospital in the last four weeks. The …


Seattle hospital guards to carry Tasers

SEATTLE – Security guards for Swedish Medical Center in Seattle will start carrying Tasers next month. Hospital officials told the Seattle Times they expect the devices to help them in …


Arizona lawmakers call for ouster of former Spokane VA director

A trio of Arizona congressmen this week called for the head of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care Center to step down amid allegations of gross mismanagement and neglect at …


UPDATED: Wed., March 5, 2014

Stevens County students sent to hospital after bus crash

An early morning slide off sent eight students of the Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to the hospital, according to district administrators.


Kootenai Health announces $57 million expansion

Kootenai Health announced Wednesday it will break ground this year on a $57 million expansion to include a neonatal intensive care unit and birthing center. The annex is expected to …


Sacred Heart ready to grow

Construction crews will start work next week on an $18.6 million emergency department expansion and remodeling project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. About 80,000 people used the Sacred Heart …


CdA hospital CEO to retire in 2011

Joe Morris will retire next year from his post as chief executive of Kootenai Health, the public district that runs Kootenai Medical Center. He has held the job for 30 …


Florida Administrator Named New Sacred Heart President

An administrator for a Florida-based hospital management firm was named Sacred Heart Medical Center’s new president Monday. Ryland “Skip” P. Davis, 55, will start in December, the Spokane hospital announced.


Trauma Plan Clears Hospitals For Treatment State Allows Sacred Heart And Deaconess To Both Offer Care To Seriously Injured Patients

People who are seriously injured in Spokane now are often treated at the hospital of their choice. Not for long. The city’s two largest hospitals received the blessing of state …


Hospital Billing Errors Not Rare Most Of Them Appear To Be In The Hospital’s Favor

Boisean Jennie Dirksen could not believe it when she tore open the $12,000 hospital bill from her recent surgery. The bill for Dirksen’s hysterectomy was not right. Dirksen, 59, was …