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Highlights: Providence Argos Men’s Basketball vs. University of Lethbridge

Highlights of the Argos’ big win over Lethbridge.


Unions for Sacred Heart nurses and hospital workers schedule strike votes

After months of negotiations, nurses and hospital workers at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will vote on whether to authorize a strike.


Argos Dig Their Way To A Clean Field

With another blanket of snow hitting Great Falls, the Argos soccer team relied on some friends to dig them out of the mess.


Argos Opening Up 2019-20 Season

The Argos are looking to capitalize on a strong 2018-19 season, how will they take the next step?


Chewelah elderly long-term care unit closes doors

A long-term care unit, operated by Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah, has finished relocating all of the residents after leaders announced in May that it would close.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

Providence, nurses enter mediated negotiations over benefits

Nurses and health care workers in the Providence hospital system are protesting changes to their benefits plan, while the nonprofit defends the move.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019

Doctors, physician and nursing assistants would pay more to practice under new Washington rules

The Department of Health is proposing double-digit increases in licensing fees for the state’s physicians and a handful of other professions following an audit that showed some health care professions …


We went for the colorful leaves, but found so much more on our trip to Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – I had been looking forward to this for a long time – a road trip in Rhode Island with two friends to see New England fall foliage …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Health care providers Providence, Ascension end merger talks

Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health has stopped merger talks with St. Louis, Mo.-based Ascension health network, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Most Spokane, Coeur d’Alene hospitals saw childbirth uptick last year

If you’d asked Jeannie Berzanski a year ago what she would be doing to ring in 2018, she might have said she’d be watching fireworks and hanging out with family. …


Rescued Rosa Parks house due to return to America

The house where Rosa Parks lived after sparking the Montgomery bus boycott was on a demolition list in Detroit until it was saved by Parks’ niece and a Berlin-based artist, …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017

Providence, other Spokane health leaders call Senate health care bill ‘devastating’

Hospital and community care providers said the steep cuts to Medicaid would worsen care for their patients, lead to fewer jobs in health care and hurt their bottom lines.


Live kidney donors are in high demand in Washington state

More than 1,600 people are waiting for a kidney donor in Washington. Live kidney donors are becoming more common but there are still not enough.


Providence opens express clinic in Lincoln Heights shopping center

As soon as the “Providence Express Care – Coming Soon” sign went up at the Lincoln Heights shopping mall, clinic managers started getting inquiries. People stopped by with twisted ankles, …


Spokane Teaching Health Clinic trains a new generation of health-care workers

A new building for the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic opened in August at WSU-Spokane’s campus. The clinic will train the region’s next generation of health care workers while expanding care …


Providence, Premera reach a deal on employer-sponsored health plans

Providence Health & Services has signed a three-year contract with Premera Blue Cross, ensuring that Washington residents with Premera’s employer-sponsored health insurance can continue to access Providence doctors, hospitals and …


Editorial: DENT fills dental care need

DENT forged relationships with dentists and started before-and-after services that have built trust.


Providence beats Southern Cal on Rodney Bullock’s late layup

Rodney Bullock hit a layup with 1.5 seconds left and Providence beat Southern California 70-69 on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


Sacred Heart will build 100-bed psychiatric hospital

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital has received state approval to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Spokane.


At Children’s Hospital, few patients miss out on holiday shopping

Pulling a wagon full of Christmas presents behind him, 5-year-old Marcus Fenn was on a mission. “I hope we can find some more Hot Wheels!” he told the Providence Sacred …


Rockwood Health System offering new insurance plan

The Rockwood Health System is expanding into the insurance business by offering plans to Spokane-area companies and employees that would erase co-pays and deductibles. The moves are designed to tighten …


ACLU worries WSU clinic will be limited by Catholic partnership

The participation of Providence Health Care in a clinic planned for Washington State University Spokane’s campus could prevent patients from obtaining birth control or other reproductive services, according to the …


ACLU says WSU medical clinic will be limited by Catholic teachings

The participation of Providence Health Care in a clinic planned for Washington State University Spokane’s campus could prevent patients from obtaining birth control or other reproductive services, according to the …


Providence, Premera agree on network terms

Providence, Eastern Washington’s largest medical provider, is back in the coverage network for Premera Blue Cross and Lifewise, the area’s largest health insurers. Providence and Premera announced their new agreement …


Premera boots Providence from network for small-business plans

Small businesses in Spokane County that choose Premera Blue Cross for their employee health plans won’t have access to the Providence health care system next year. The same provider network …


Providence facilities, doctors excluded by two large insurers in Washington exchange

Competition to control the cost of new individual health policies has led two of Washington’s biggest insurance companies to exclude Eastern Washington’s largest hospital, and many of its physicians, from …


Flu on rise in area after East hit hard

As influenza sweeps the nation, local health officials are bracing for the season’s peak to hit the Inland Northwest. While most of the nation is seeing elevated flu activity, the …


Changes at Sacred Heart will expedite emergency care

Eastern Washington’s major trauma hospital is set to open a new emergency room designed to cut wait times for patients. The $18.6 million project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center …


Cancer nonprofit funds decline

Susan Franklin knows exactly how many miles she can continue driving her car after her gas light illuminates. Unable to afford filling up her tank regularly, she’s pushed the car …