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Sacred Heart nurses ratify contract, ending monthslong negotiating session

Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center, represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, ratified their contract on Thursday, ending more than a year of negotiations with Providence officials.


Sacred Heart nurses win big with tentative agreement; members vote on ratification next week

Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center will see no changes to their earned illness time or paid time off, as well as receive a 10% wage increase over the next …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Union workers at Sacred Heart reach tentative contract agreement

Unionized service and maintenance workers at Sacred Heart Medical Center reached a tentative agreement with officials early Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Sacred Heart nurses prepare for strike as Tri-Cities nurses reach tentative agreement

A group of unionized nurses in the Tri-Cities reached a tentative contract agreement with Providence officials Monday night, but their counterparts at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Medical Center are continuing to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Sacred Heart nurses closer to striking after another failed negotiation

The standoff between unionized nurses and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center will continue after the two parties failed to reach an overall agreement during mediated negotiations that ended Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Nurses, Providence unable to agree on new contract at 1st bargaining session since strike authorization

Nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center, represented by the Washington State Nurses Association, did not reach an agreement in their federally mediated session on Tuesday with Providence officials.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Sacred Heart nurses, health care workers head to polls for strike votes

After nearly a year of contract negotiations and little movement, nurses and health care workers at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center began voting Thursday on whether to authorize a strike. …


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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Mom organizes book donations for soldiers in Alaska

Mrs. C.A. Russell of Spokane had a son, Private Robert Russell, serving in Fort Gibbons, Alaska. Through him, she learned that some 200 soldiers, stationed at isolated stations in the …


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. …


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 …


Ronald McDonald House Charities expanding services

By this June, four new sleeping rooms are expected to open up because of a project to build a Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Deaconess Hospital to mirror its longtime …


Facing kidney failure, local man shares story to raise awareness for organ donation

Three Thanksgivings ago, Jason O’Neal was rushed to the hospital after dinner. He’d gone to dinner with his wife, Jennifer, at her mother’s house, and felt his face growing numb …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

WSU student in critical condition after falling from dorm window

An 18-year-old Washington State University student is in critical condition after falling out of a window in a student residence hall early Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017

Three juveniles injured in rollover off I-90

Four juveniles were injured in a crash early Sunday morning, according to a Washington State Patrol new release.


Dr. Ralph Berg remembered as cardiac surgery pioneer in Spokane

Dr. Ralph Berg, who performed Spokane’s first open-heart surgery in 1959, was remembered Tuesday as a giant in his field bringing both lifesaving procedures and cardiac research into a revolution …


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.


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 …


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.


Five Sacred Heart psychiatrists rescind resignations

Five of the seven psychiatrists on staff at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center have rescinded their resignations and will have a role in restructuring how the hospital’s psychiatric department is …


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 …


Sacred Heart patient didn’t meet Ebola criteria

A patient who arrived at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s emergency department Friday night had a fever and flulike symptoms, and was worried she had Ebola. She might have shaken …


Sacred Heart ready to grow

Construction crews will start work next week on an $18.6 million emergency department expansion and remodeling project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. About 80,000 people used the Sacred Heart …


Sacred Heart to expand ER in $19 million project

Construction crews will start work next week on an $18.6 million emergency department expansion and remodeling project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.


Appeals court favors Sacred Heart in nurse dispute

The Washington Court of Appeals has ruled that registered nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center are not entitled to overtime pay when their duties prevent them from taking their …


Vestal: How a fun day can go downhill

After a long hiatus, I have returned to sledding. And I must say, I recommend it. It’s great fun. Go with a 3-year-old if you can.


Hospital layoffs hit nurse aides

Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital announced another 46 layoffs Monday, as the two Providence hospitals continue to adjust budgets to deal with a tough economy, fewer patients …


Sacred Heart expansion OK’d

Washington state hospital regulators have approved a $54 million expansion plan for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The decision allows the addition of 75 patient beds.


Wrongful death alleged in suicide

The wife of a man who killed himself in a hospital bathroom while he was on suicide watch in 2008 has filed a wrongful death suit against Providence Health and …


Hospital tries again on expansion

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has asked state regulators to reconsider the hospital’s expansion plans. While Sacred Heart won approval for 21 new intermediate care nursery beds, the Washington state …