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UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Providence makes clinic changes to treat more respiratory patients

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.

Providence Health Care opens two new Express Care clinics

Providence Health Care has opened two more clinics in Spokane to expand same-day health care options for patients.

Local community groups collect pajamas for the Christmas Bureau

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

Sacred Heart nurses hold second rally as contract talks with Providence drag on

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

Spokane doctor dies in Hawaii

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

Sacred Heart nurses hold Spokane rally amid contract talks

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

Providence gets new security dog to curb violence against staff, patients at Sacred Heart

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 …

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

School nurses train to treat victims of mass shootings before school year starts

The overshadowing theme for the daylong conference before the new school year was dealing with mass shootings.

CEO named for Spokane’s new 100-bed psych hospital

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 to speak in Spokane about mental health and addiction treatment

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 …

Rising Strong gives troubled Spokane parents another chance to keep their children

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 executive criticizes Graham-Cassidy bill as ‘same dangerous policy’

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.

The Dirt: Old Elks building hosts robotics, AI firms in CdA

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., …

Sale of PAML likely to bring loss of high-paying jobs in Spokane, former official says

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 …

Don’t backslide on mental health

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 …

Spokane’s new psychiatric hospital will help meet soaring demand for care

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 …

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.

New Spokane clinic called ‘the future of community health’

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 …

Nurses gather outside Sacred Heart as hospital contract negotiations continue

About 200 Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center nurses and their supporters gathered outside the hospital Tuesday morning in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations.

Front & Center: Sacred Heart CEO Alex Jackson reflects on changing health care climate

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 …

Medical providers opening facilities as more are insured

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 …

Sacred Heart to lay off 90 as Inland assumes X-ray, scanning services

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

Catholic directives won’t apply to new WSU Spokane health clinic

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.

Providence donation doubles Empire Health Foundation’s endowment

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 …

Valley Hospital contesting Providence center

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 …

Providence, Cancer Care Northwest partner to avoid competition

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 …