Stories tagged: providence health care
UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020
Providence Health Care has designated two urgent care centers for patients with respiratory symptoms as the region’s largest medical provider attempts to deploy its providers to critical needs.
Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
Providence Health Care has opened two more clinics in Spokane to expand same-day health care options for patients.
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Every year community groups collect children’s pajamas to be distributed at the Christmas Bureau, which gives a toy and a book to every child who comes in the door as …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
Nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center held a second demonstration Thursday afternoon to keep pressure on the hospital system amid drawn-out contract negotiations.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019
Hey Alexa, open Providence Health Connect; former Amazon exec gives health provider head start in voice bot technology for Spokane-area patients
Beginning in mid-April, Alexa can schedule your doctor’s appointment. Providence Health Care partnered with Alexa Health and Wellness to offer patients the option of scheduling Express Care visits through the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019
A Spokane doctor who was vacationing in Hawaii was reported to have died on Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
In the bitter cold Monday afternoon at Riverfront Park, dozens of nurses rallied for better staffing, benefits and patient safety at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
Sarge, a 16-month-old German shepherd born in the Czech Republic, was hand-picked for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and already has been deployed twice to help defuse volatile situations at …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
New Providence Health intensive-day clinic offers mental health services for patients after leaving hospital
Providence on Thursday unveiled a new clinic to serve patients with mental illness through a new intensive day-treatment program called RISE.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
The overshadowing theme for the daylong conference before the new school year was dealing with mass shootings.
Mon., March 19, 2018
Dorothy L. Sawyer has been hired as the chief executive of the 100-bed psychiatric hospital scheduled to open this fall in Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Patrick Kennedy, who represented Rhode Island in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011, will speak Wednesday at a community conversation on mental health sponsored by Providence Health Care …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017
The Rising Strong program is working to keep Spokane families together by providing a lift to parents struggling with drug addiction and other barriers.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Providence Health Care’s chief executive used blunt language to describe the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal on Friday. “It’s a bad bill,” said Elaine Couture.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
A workplace focused on the “new economy” opened its doors earlier this month in downtown Coeur d’Alene, and it’s already filled to capacity. The Innovation Den, 418 E. Lakeside Ave., …
Sun., March 5, 2017
Spokane is likely to lose high-paying medical laboratory jobs when PAML is purchased by a North Carolina company, a former PAML official says.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Partnership will bring two dental clinics, new dental residencies, to serve low-income people in Spokane
Many of Spokane County’s low-income adults are visiting emergency rooms with dental pain. Providence Health Care is launching a new initiative to better serve those patients through a partnership with …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
Alex Jackson to step down as CEO of Sacred Heart, Holy Family hospitals as parent organization flattens
Alex Jackson, chief executive of Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, will step down next month in what the hospitals’ parent organization describes as a flattening of executive …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
There is a laudable effort to encourage people to push past the stigma of mental health and seek help, and health care coverage has expanded. But a corresponding effort on …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Eastern Washington is one of the hardest places in the U.S. to find a bed for mental health care. The state has been sanctioned multiple times for violating the constitutional …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
Fifth-grade students in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track physical activity
About 7,100 fifth-graders in Spokane and Kootenai counties will receive wearable devices to track their physical activity.
Mon., June 20, 2016
A group of health care providers has completed a major step toward fixing the region’s doctor shortage with the construction of a $16.2 million health clinic on the Spokane campus …
Tue., May 31, 2016
About 200 Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center nurses and their supporters gathered outside the hospital Tuesday morning in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
Sacred Heart chief executive Alex Jackson describes his role in leading the hospital and fulfilling its mission is ensuring health care providers have the focus and tools they need to …
Mon., March 9, 2015
Health care organizations are investing millions of dollars in emergency and urgent care centers across the Spokane region to treat the growing number of patients who have gained insurance and …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
About 90 employees of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will lose their jobs after radiology provider Inland Imaging announced it will take over X-ray and scanning services at the area’s …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
Religious directives that some worried could restrict medical care at a new health clinic preparing to open on the Washington State University Spokane campus are being jettisoned.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
With a $40 million donation from Providence Health Care, a local foundation that targets health issues will become the largest philanthropic organization in Eastern Washington. The cash infusion from Providence …
Wed., June 12, 2013
Valley Hospital is fighting its rival’s effort to build a large outpatient surgical center on its Spokane Valley turf even as construction crews continue work. The state’s Certificate of Need …
Wed., May 8, 2013
Three of the region’s cancer treatment providers are forming an alliance to avoid expensive competition and coordinate medical care. The proposal shelves plans by Providence Health Care to build a …