Stories tagged: nursing
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
Wendy Williams-Gilbert knows a thing or two about rural health care, and in her role at the WSU College of Nursing, she works with students every day to ensure they …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
Nurses in the Providence hospital system are preparing for strikes after ten months of contract negotiations have produced little progress.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
Nurses and health care workers in the Providence hospital system are protesting changes to their benefits plan, while the nonprofit defends the move.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
WSU Spokane researcher Lois James’ study of police bias helps earn her YWCA recognition as a Woman of Achievement
For her study of police bias and nurse fatigue, Lois James will be among several women honored Oct. 4 with the YWCA’s Women of Achievement award.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
Washington State University announced Thursday it has received donations totaling $100,000 that will be used to purchase training equipment for health sciences students in Yakima and Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
Wally Lindblad is frustrated with the care he gets in assisted living. So he’s giving $1 million to WSU.
Waldron (Wally) Lindblad has a button strapped around his wrist that he presses when he needs help. Sitting in his recliner in his apartment at an assisted living facility in …
Mon., July 30, 2018
All three of Spokane’s hospitals announced plans to train young women as nurse’s aides for the French battlefront.
Fri., July 13, 2018
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 …
Tue., June 26, 2018
Nursing schools and care facilities are caught between wave of retirees and spike in school applications.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
Permits for the demolition of the Imax building and the roof over the ice rink were reissued last week by the city of Spokane, signaling that work on the redevelopment …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Spokane Community College is spending $482,500 to build new nursing simulation suites and observation rooms.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Joyce Griffin-Sobel remembers the first time someone called her a nurse. “When I was in college, we had to follow a family through Lamaze class and birth. The family I …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Washington State University’s College of Nursing was recognized Monday as a Center for Excellence in nursing education, one of 15 programs selected from around the country.
Wed., July 12, 2017
A total of 21 Spokane nurses signed up for service on the battlefields of France. They were to be part of a hospital unit organized by Dr. S.E. Lambert.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017
Officials with the Idaho Department of Labor say the state continues to experience pockets of severe nursing shortages while better paying jobs in surrounding states are attracting Idaho’s nursing graduates.
Tue., May 23, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: At Sacred Heart graduation, doctor encourages new nurses to join war effort
The Sacred Heart Hospital nursing school graduated 21 nurses – at a time when nurses were in exceptionally high demand. Dr. William O’Shea, who presented the diplomas, told the graduates …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma will receive $5 million in back pay after CHI Franciscan Health agreed to a settlement regarding meal and rest breaks.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Ninety-year-old Anne Mose is legally blind, but that’s not stopping her from leading Flora “Flo” Burgess on a walk every week.
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014
State health officials suspended a Rosalia nurse practitioner’s license after three of her patients died from taking prescribed painkillers. In some cases, the prescriptions written by Susan Bowen-Small exceeded 15 …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
The Washington state Health Department said Friday it has suspended the license of a registered nurse who allegedly overprescribed narcotics to her patients, resulting in at least three deaths.
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
Other than the part about sucking down milk, cuddly babies and mechanical breast pumps have little in common. That’s one reason producing milk can be difficult for many women back …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
Breast-feeding her son, Mateo, was painful and difficult for Becky Alcala. The baby had a tongue-tie, limiting his ability to nurse. A specialist confirmed the condition and snipped the baby’s …
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013
Her days as a race car driver serve Mary Clarke well as a home health nurse in North Idaho. She travels daily, taking dirt roads to remote locations throughout the …
Sun., June 16, 2013
A Gonzaga University nursing student working in a local hospital this spring noticed something odd on the medication logs. A patient who didn’t need painkillers was receiving the drugs every …
Tue., March 19, 2013
As a boom operator at Fairchild Air Force Base, Staff Sgt. Thomas Wright flew 200 missions over Iraq and Afghanistan, maneuvering refueling booms into waiting fighter planes high above the …
Mon., Jan. 24, 2011
Today’s nursing school graduates continue to find good jobs even as the economy stumbles along and the uncertainty of health care reform looms. Anne Hirsch, senior associate dean of the …
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
A couple of years ago, when Kathy Hirschel started as an outreach worker at the health clinic in Quincy, Wash., she was shocked by what she saw as she visited …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2009
Everybody has a story. Bartenders know this. Psychologists know this. Journalists know this. It was the premise behind Charles Kuralt’s television essays, “On the road with Charles Kuralt,” which ran …
Mon., Feb. 16, 2009
Sobering news on the jobs front closed 2008: Spokane County’s unemployment rate climbed to 7.6 percent, higher than the national average of 7.2 percent. And rural counties surrounding Spokane are …