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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

U.S. News and World Report names Providence Sacred Heart as region’s top hospital in 2019

U.S. News & World Report has named Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital the top hospital in the region.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Driver airlifted to Spokane hospital after rollover crash in Colfax

Emergency crews found Kyle A. Peterson, of Seatac, Washington, trapped inside his 1999 Ford Explorer, which was upside-down on the side of Colfax Airport Road.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 10:12 a.m.

Two hospitalized after crash in Pend Oreille County

A 56-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were hospitalized Tuesday morning after the teen failed to yield at a highway intersection near Cusick in Pend Oreille County.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

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.


Spokane toddler fighting for life while babysitter’s husband faces first-degree assault charge

Doctors have been fighting for nine days to save the life of an 18-month-old Spokane boy who suffered a lacerated liver so severe that a physician told the mother it …


Medical Examiner confirms Amber Alert suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound during SWAT standoff

The Whitman County Medical Examiner on Friday confirmed that Justin P. Robertson,


The Dirt: Third Avenue McDonald’s set for renovation

The McDonald’s on Third Avenue in downtown Spokane is planning a major renovation, according to permits issued by the city.


Hospital pharmacies to receive upgrades to bring them in line drug-handling standards

Two local hospital pharmacies are getting upgraded to comply with standards regarding the sterility and handling of drugs, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Washington nurses, hospitals at odds over bill limiting overtime, requiring rest breaks

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, would require hospitals to provide nurses uninterrupted rest breaks as required by state law and prevent scheduling of mandatory overtime. Hospitals say the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

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, 8:16 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Spokane couple welcomes their Baby New Year

Spokane’s first baby of 2019 has blue eyes, brown hair, and a name that would make any tax collector jealous.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Seahawks players bring cheer to children at Sacred Heart

Seahawks players visit children at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center to spread holiday cheer and share hugs.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

DUI crash near Elk totals two vehicles, injures three people

A crash in northern Spokane County totaled two vehicles and sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, and one man was charged with driving under the influence.


Man hospitalized, charged with DUI after crash in Pend Oreille County

A 26-year-old man was hospitalized and charged with driving under the influence Monday after crashing his car on a highway in Pend Oreille County.


At Sacred Heart, UW medical students take breaks for a touch of humanity

In an effort to integrate the humanities into the experiences of University of Washington medical students, two internal medicine doctors at Sacred Heart make time for reflection that connects students …


After waiting five years, Spokane man receives first pancreas-kidney transplant performed at Sacred Heart

When he was 32 Don White Jr. had lived with type 1 diabetes for 18 years, and his kidneys were failing from the strain of poorly-managed blood sugar over the …


At Blessings Under the Bridge, friends offer prayers for couple struck in north Spokane auto-pedestrian incident

Clay Brock and Michele Purkey, a Spokane couple struck by vehicles on Division Street, were remembered by friends and acquaintances at Blessings Under the Bridge’s weekly meal Thursday night. Purkey …


Doctor and priest Stan Malnar brought compassion to mothers and families from births to deaths

Starting in 1989, Stan Malnar ran the maternity clinic at Sacred Heart serving low-income women, worked at Hospice of Spokane helping families say goodbye to loved ones, and spent his …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Seahawks Luke Willson, Tanner McEvoy bring smiles to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Seahawks Luke Willson and Tanner McEvoy came to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital for a special visit on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Man dies in fall from Sacred Heart’s rooftop helicopter pad

A man died Friday afternoon when he fell from the rooftop helicopter pad at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Settlement proposed for Spokane doctors’ $191 million bankruptcy

A pair of Spokane doctors may be able to settle their $191 million bankruptcy by paying as little as $130,000 to be split among more than 8,000 creditors.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

Toddler hospitalized after getting hit with vehicle in Coeur d’Alene parking lot

A toddler was hospitalized Wednesday evening after being struck with a vehicle in a parking lot in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Sacred Heart ending mobile breast cancer screening service

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is getting rid of its “mammography coach,” the mobile radiology lab that has provided women across the Inland Northwest with breast cancer and osteoporosis screenings …


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Driver killed in crash during festival at Spokane County Raceway

A 75-year-old Seattle man who spent his life racing cars, boats and planes died Sunday afternoon after losing control of his vintage sports car at the Spokane County Raceway in …


Sacred Heart’s new infectious disease unit ready to handle ebola or other patients from four-state region

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center officials say the hospital’s new unit is equipped to safely care for patients with highly infectious diseases, such as ebola.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Spokane physicians struggle to explain reasons behind their $191 million bankruptcy

The Spokane physicians who filed a $191 million bankruptcy painted a chaotic self portrait Thursday of a couple mostly clueless about their own personal finances, let alone the complex workings …


Christmas lights brighten the spirits of children treated at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Dazzling Christmas lights strung across Cowley Park will burn brightly each night during the holiday season.


Man found dead outside Sacred Heart parking garage

The body of an adult man was found on the ground just outside the south entrance to the Providence Sacred Heart Doctor’s Building parking garage Tuesday evening.


Driver dies in crash into Sacred Heart parking garage

A driver was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash into a parking garage at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.