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Care comes full circle: Spokane Valley firefighters assisted nurse, and she has returned the favor

A Spokane Valley Fire Employees Scholarship recipient in 2013, Alexis Skjelbred became a Spokane nurse a few years later. She’d once abandoned that dream after high school academic struggles. A …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Spokane nurse faces discipline after pleading guilty to role in husband’s death

The Washington Department of Health Nursing Commission charged a registered Spokane nurse with unprofessional conduct in September after she pleaded guilty in May to charges related to hitting and killing …

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: Thu., June 6, 2019

German nurse who murdered 87 patients given life sentence

Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able …

UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

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.

Nurse who lost part of ear in patient assault sues state

A nurse at Washington state’s troubled psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million, claiming officials …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Nurse attacked at Western State Hospital psychiatric ward

A patient at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over a nurse’s station last weekend, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off. …

Richland nurse jumps into action during airplane emergency

Cathey’s actions on that Aug. 5 flight to Yakima put her in the spotlight Monday at an all-employee meeting for Energy Northwest in Richland.

New Spokane Community College simulation lab prepares nursing students

There’s a manikin at Spokane Community College that blinks, bleeds and births babies. It’s being used in a new simulation lab at the college, which helps nursing students prepare for …

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

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

Cancer couldn’t derail Battle Ground nurse’s career dreams

A lot of people helped Christina Gay move forward in life. Now it’s her turn. Recently, she was helping a patient take his first steps down a hospital hallway following …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Nampa nurse sentenced to prison after stealing drugs

An Idaho nurse who was accused of stealing prescription drugs from residents of the retirement and assisted living home where she worked has been sentenced to more than two years …

Prosecutors: German nurse may have killed over 100 patients

A nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said …

Utah nurse settles over rough arrest caught on video

A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient said Tuesday that she was settling with Salt Lake City and …

Utah officer fired after nurse’s arrest caught on video

A Utah police officer was fired Tuesday after being seen on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw in an incident that became a …

Ex-Oregon nurse gets 8-plus years in prison for rape, abuse

An Oregon man was acquitted of rape and sexual abuse charges earlier this year, but now finds himself behind bars after being sentenced to eight years and four months for …

Salt Lake City mayor: Investigation found arrest of nurse broke policies

An investigation into the rough arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to allow a blood draw on an unconscious patient found evidence that police officers violated department policies, the …

A Utah nurse’s violent arrest puts patient-consent law – and police conduct – in the spotlight

The videotaped arrest of a nurse at a Salt Lake City hospital – after she told police, correctly, that they weren’t allowed to draw blood from an unconscious patient – …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017

Nurse arrested for denying blood test: ‘This cop bullied me’

A Utah nurse said she was scared to death when a police officer handcuffed and dragged her screaming from a hospital after she refused to allow blood to be drawn …

Prosecutors expect to charge German nurse with more killings

German officials expect to bring new charges against a nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Nurse killed at least 86 patients, German prosecutors believe

A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people – and the true …

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

Spokane nurse saves woman from drowning in Maui

A woman’s vacation turned out to be less relaxing than expected, when the Spokane nurse saved a woman from drowning in Maui.

Canada nurse gets life for killing 8 people in her care

A judge has sentenced a former nurse to life behind bars for killing eight elderly people in her care.

Canadian former nurse pleads guilty to 8 murder charges

A former nurse has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of eight nursing home residents, one of the worst serial-killer cases in Canadian history.”

Shawn Reed: Don’t roll back progress on health care

The AHCA would mean we roll back the clock to patients relying on the ER – the one place they cannot be turned away – when the management of a …

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Billings Clinic terminates nurse for stealing patient drugs

A Billings hospital has fired a nurse accused of stealing narcotics intended for patients and replacing the drugs with saline.

Ex-Oregon nurse admits to sex abuse against patients

A man accused of sexually abusing patients while working as a nurse at a clinic near Portland has pleaded guilty.

Prosecutors: German nurse had at least 43 overdose victims

German prosecutors say a nurse who was convicted of killing patients with overdoses of heart medication had at least 43 victims.

Blindness isn’t stopping one 90-year-old from leading walks as a proud ‘pedal pusher’

Ninety-year-old Anne Mose is legally blind, but that’s not stopping her from leading Flora “Flo” Burgess on a walk every week.