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Past articles by Arielle:

'There's a need for more': Five years later, MultiCare plans to keep expanding access to primary care

It’s been five years since MultiCare entered the health care market in Spokane County, purchasing Deaconess and Valley Hospitals from Community Health Systems halfway through 2017 and turning the vast majority of the region’s care into a nonprofit landscape. → Read More

Developments in blood clot treatment saved one man's life after long COVID-19. He's hoping it helps others, too

When Eugene Roberts heard while lying in the emergency room that he had blood clots in the main pulmonary artery to his lungs, he began to prepare to die. → Read More

The man behind the vulture: Bloomsday icon returns after pandemic, heart bypass

Bill Robinson has been enjoying his revenge for 35 years. → Read More

'There's a huge need': Doctors look to stem rise of Hepatitis C cases in Spokane County

Last month, a huge RV sat among health care provider booths at the annual Homeless Connect at the Spokane Convention Center. → Read More

Fentanyl involved in more than half of overdose deaths in Washington state and Spokane County in 2021

Deaths from fentanyl overdoses in Washington have increased by 845% in the past five years. → Read More

Health district reports first suspected COVID-related infant death

The Spokane Regional Health District reported a suspected COVID-19 death of an infant on Tuesday. → Read More

CDC releases new masking recommendations, but Washington's mask mandate stays in place

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance on community transmission of COVID-19 on Friday, which recommends masks indoors in only counties with “high” levels of transmission. → Read More

Attorney general sues Providence hospitals for allegedly violating state charity care law

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against the 14 Providence-affiliated hospitals in the state, including Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, for allegedly failing to offer charity care to patients who qualify according to state law and sending them to debt collections. → Read More

No medical doctors among Spokane County Health Board's nominations for new members

A naturopathic doctor, former regional administrator of HUD and homeless outreach coordinator are slated to join the Board of Health. → Read More

Fight over hospital safe-staffing standard continues in Legislature

A bill that would require hospitals to implement safe-staffing standards, including strict ratios, passed a House of Representatives panel Friday. It still needs to pass the full House before going to the Senate. → Read More

Spokane COVID-19 community testing sites adjust hours for holidays

One of the two mass COVID testing sites in Spokane County will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. → Read More

Is it safe to get my kid the COVID-19 vaccine? Experts answer your questions on the pediatric coronavirus shot

Children 5 to 11 years old are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

'I need surgery, and I don't know when I am going to get it': COVID-19's impact on other vital health care

Emily Wynne needs a high-grade tumor in her left breast removed. → Read More

Local doctors recommend third doses of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised patients

If you are immunocompromised, you should get your third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine when you can, doctors say. → Read More

MultiCare brings cancer care and treatment under one roof at Deaconess

MultiCare is bringing its cancer care and treatment services all under one roof at the Deaconess Health and Education Building, right next to the hospital. → Read More

Inslee in Spokane: County could stay in Phase 3 with new reopening criteria

Gov. Jay Inslee toured the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday, where the county's mass vaccination site is operating. → Read More

A year later, visits in long-term care facilities reunite families separated by COVID-19

With vaccination efforts nearly complete in long-term care facilities, families are reuniting this spring. → Read More

Limited data on how many first responders, health care workers got the COVID-19 vaccine

With limited and fragmented data available, it's difficult to tell how many health care workers and first responders have been vaccinated for COVID-19. → Read More

Gonzaga gets more hometown support from the 'fatheads' at Rockwood Retirement

A "wall of fans" lines Rockwood Retirement's lobby, as loyal Gonzaga fans cheer and celebrate the Zags in the tournament from a distance. → Read More

How it could end: with vaccines and variants, is 2021 going to be any different?

When Dr. Umair Shah moved to Washington in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, his primary task was monumental: distributing vaccine doses to the state’s residents quickly, efficiently and equitably. → Read More