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The region's first and only virtual reality driving simulator is in place at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, giving patients realistic experiences and practice behind the wheel after an injury or illness. St. Luke's acquired the simulator thanks to grants from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Empire Health Foundation and Providence Health Care Foundation. 

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Physiatry practice grows by one. Dr. Julia Daher has joined the Physiatry team to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) announced its national network of medical Centers of Excellence (COE), including St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, for the hereditary neuropathy patient community... 
St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute's adaptive sports program, Team St. Luke's, hosts its inaugural wheelchair basketball tournament, Division III Spokane Showdown, October 15-16, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.
St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute is opening a new outpatient clinic in north Spokane offering various therapies and occupational rehabilitation 

American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Forum released a survey published by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN), awarding St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute as a 2016 Most Wired hospital once again...

June 16 2016 Doug Weeks (509) 939-1316 WeeksDL@at-lukes.org Spokane WA 2016-06-16 480 359 A Washington State University researcher has found that statin drugs can dramatically lower the risk of infections in stroke patients. Doug Weeks, an adjunct professor in the Elso

Drs. Mackenzie and Varga Join St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice Spokane WA 2016-06-09 480 359 --Long-time St. Luke's partners and physiatrists, Keith Mackenzie, MD, PS and Mark Varga, MD of Rehabilitation Associates, recent...

St. Luke's is one of 11 organizations receiving a van thanks to a Spokane Transit Authority (STA) Surplus Van Grant. The STA vans, which have been retired from the Paratransit and Vanpool...

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute is again being recognized for excellence in medical rehabilitation programs and services by The Joint Commission and Commission on the Accreditation...

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute welcomes Keith D'Souza, MD; Erik Ensrud, MD; and Valerie Jones, MD, expanding patient access and bringing additional knowledge in physical medicine a...

Community members now have additional access to occupational rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services. St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, in collaboration with Providence Occ...

Pharmacy Manager Chris Greer at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute was awarded Washington State Health System Pharmacist of the Year by Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA).

 St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute announces the recertification of its Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation outpatient program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). St. Luke's was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

October 22 2015 Meagan Pierluissi (509) 232-8300 newsroom@inhs.org Spokane WA 2015-10-22 480 359 - St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute's research department is looking for qualified participants to take part in a stroke-related clinical trial. The MILESTONE Study, occurring at

The survey published by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN), awarded St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute as a 2015 "Most Wired' hospital once again.
Barbie Cox, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Advanced Clinician, is Eastern Washington University Occupational Therapy Program's Fieldwork Educator of the Year, 2014-2015. The award recognizes and honors Barbie for her dedication to teaching excellence. She has been with St. Luke's for more than 10 years.

May 13 2015 Fianna Dickson (509) 232-8300 newsroom@inhs.org SPOKANE WA 2015-05-13 480 359 The proportion of patients in inpatient rehabilitation who use tobacco is higher than in the general U.S. population. Despite this, programs to help patients quit tobacco use duri

May 11 2015 Fianna Dickson (509) 232-8300 newsroom@inhs.org SPOKANE WA 2015-05-11 480 359 Chris Greer, pharmacy manager at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, was selected as one of the 2015 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's Master Preceptor Recognition

 St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, the largest free-standing rehabilitation hospital in the region, has named Nancy Webster as hospital administrator after more than 20 years of service to St. Luke’s.

  Committed to rehabilitation for patients of all ages, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute has been awarded the Level I Adult & Pediatric Trauma Rehab Service Designation by the Washington...

St . Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, the largest free-standing rehabilitation hospital in the region, welcomes Patrice Stevenson, MD, to its Physiatry Practice.

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute Medical Director Dr. Gregory Carter co-authored a new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology...

July 11, 2014    As the nation’s health care system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are using information technology to better the care being provided. St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute once again...

Spokane WA - Every year, severe trauma caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence and sports results in more than 12,000 spinal cord injuries in the United States, mostly in young men. Those d

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, the region’s largest inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation organization, expanded its therapy staffing services to rural communities...

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s medical director, Gregory T. Carter, MD, MS, has recently been appointed to serve on the board of directors for the American Association of Neuromuscu

Spokane WA - The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHCP) recently announced the 2013 Hospital of Choice Award recipients, selecting St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute as a Top 10 award

After a national search, Gregory T. Carter, MD, MS, joins St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute as medical director.  Dr. Carter recently worked for rehabilitation hospitals in western W

September 9, 2013 St. Luke's Rehabilitation Celebrates National Rehab Week.  Spokane, WA – St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, the region’s largest inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation organization is joinin

September 5, 2013 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANT TAKES FLIGHT AND RETURNS TO WORK WITH THE HELP OF ST. LUKE’S COMMUNITY IN SPOKANE   Carrier Sponsors Airplane Therapy Module At St. Luk

August 14 2013 The Eastern Washington Center of Occupational Health & Education (Eastern WA COHE), a program of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute and Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), has

August 5 2013 With the new school year approaching, people are rushing to get equipped with the proper school supplies.  While backpacks are one of the most convenient ways to carry books and supplies,

July 16 2013 New Assistive Technology Lab and Independent Living Apartment to benefit patients Spokane WA 2013-07-16 480 359   St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is bringing additional innovative and family-centered health care to

July 10 2013 Spokane, WA – Eighteen hospitals utilizing health information technology solutions from Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) once again earned the distinction of being among the most te

July 8 2013 Late Friday afternoon on July 5 a structure fire broke out at St. Luke’s NORTH Outpatient Therapy Clinic located at 5901 North Mayfair near the Providence Holy Family Hospital campus. Be

June 20 2013 Spokane, WA- Six current and former Team St. Luke’s members have been selected to compete in the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championship, July 19- 28 in Lyon,

June 4 2013 Spokane WA 2013-06-04   SPOKANE,WA- St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is committed to delivering high-quality services to patients and community members.  This was recently validated when Joint Commission and CARF International announced that St. Luke’s has

Spokane, WA – OZ Fitness and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute have teamed up to offer one-on-one physical therapy evalu

Four Team St. Luke’s Athletes were named 2012 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans. - Chelsea McClammer – Richland High School  - Austin Pruitt – Central

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute appointed four new members to its Community Advisory Board. New board members include Allen Battle, LaunchPad Inland Northwest, LLC; John Bumgarner, Washnington Trust Bank; George Rice, MD, retired physician and active volunteer throught the community, and Tracy Van Orden, Avista Corporation.

Southwest Airlines has landed at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.

Sixteen hospitals utilizing health information technology solutions from Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) have once again earned the distinction of being among the most technologically-adv

Team St. Luke’s athletes Kristen Messer, Austin Pruitt, Susannah Scaroni and Amberlynn Weber were named to the 2012 United States Paralympics Track and Field Team and will represent the United States at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, pending approval from the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

Team St. Luke’s, the adaptive sports and recreation program for people with physical disabilities, are national champions.

Team St. Luke’s athletes brought home eleven medals from the 2011 ParaPan American Games.

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) and the region’s largest physical medicine rehabilitation center, is proud to announce the re-certification of its Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.

Following an extensive national search, Ulrike Berzau, MM, MHS, PT, FACHE has been named as the new hospital administrator of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute.

Four members of Team St. Luke’s have qualified to compete in the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 12-20.

The Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) Foundation recently received a $55,000 grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for the basketball program of Team St. Luke’s (TSL) Adaptive Sports.

Team St. Luke’s, the adaptive sports team for youth and adults with physical disabilities, will be departing Spokane for Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday, January 6, where they will be competing for Team USA of U.S. Paralympics, at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships, January 21-30, 2011.

Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced its support of the library therapy module within St. Luke’s Community project at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute. With the help of St. Luke’s therapists, patients in the library area will safely learn proper techniques to regain important life skills such as transferring to and from a chair and selecting and lifting books to read.

 

Washington Trust Bank announced its support of the financial therapy module within St. Luke’s Community project at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute. With the help of St. Luke’s therapists, patients in the financial therapy module will safely learn proper techniques to regain important life-skills like swiping a credit/debit card at a store register, general mathematic skills and withdrawing funds from the Washington Trust Bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM), also available for use by employees, visitors and patient family members.

Five Team St. Luke’s athletes will compete for Team USA of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships which will take place in Christchurch, New Zealand, January 21-30, 2011.

Tomato Street, a locally owned Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Italian restaurant, donated $20,000 to the restaurant therapy module within St. Luke’s Community project at

The Eastern Washington Center of Occupational Health & Education (COHE), sponsored by St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in collaboration with Labor and Industries, has opened a new office in Yakima to better

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute is taking a splash again with Ski Fest July 24 25 on Clear Lake.

Athletes from Team St. Luke's, the adaptive sports program for youth and adults with physical disabilities, are participating at Hoopfest this weekend.

Layman, Layman & Robinson, a Spokane and Seattle based law firm, donated $25,000 to the office therapy module within St. Luke’s Community project at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute.

Services Exceed Joint Commission and CARF StandardsSpokaneWA2010 06 08(Spokane, Wash) St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) and the region’s largest medical rehabilitation center, received a clean bill of health from The

Spokane, WA – Team St. Luke’s athlete Mariah Alexander is graduating from North Central High School and has signed with University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona to play on the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. “This

Spokane, WA – Team St. Luke’s, the adaptive sports teams for youth and adults with physical disabilities will be attending two upcoming United States Track & Field (USATF) competitive, fully integrated events. Hosted by Cheney

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is expanding its commitment to patient care and services by providing patients with a new way to re enter life through innovative recovery therapy.

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, the largest freestanding medical rehabilitation and only Level I trauma rehabilitation hospital in the northwest, is expanding its commitment to patient care through the development of the St. Luke’s Community project.

Team St. Luke’s competed at the 2010 Dogwood Track Meet. This year's competition was held from May 8 – 9 at University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium in Victoria, Canada and included a fully

Dr. Sonya Wood recently joined the outpatient Pain Program at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute.   Specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. Wood received her Doctorate and Masters in Psychology from the California School of Professional

Team St. Luke’s, the adaptive sports teams for youth and adults with physical disabilities, will be a part of the elite field of racers for Bloomsday. In order to prepare for the

Team St. Luke's will be competing in the 2010 National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Championships in Denver, CO.  April 7-11.

Spokane, WA ~ Long time practicing physician Vivian Moise, MD has joined St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s Physiatry Practice. “We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Moise to our practice of physicians specializing in medical rehabilitation,” said Dr. Stefan Humphries, St. Luke's Medical Director.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute and Community Health Education and Resources (CHER), services of Inland Northwest Health Services, will be offering free stroke screenings.

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute has announced the appointment of the following new members to three year terms on their Community Advisory Board Jorge Bombel, Susan Gray, Mary Langford, Andrew Schillinger and Tammy Tomlinson Kroetch.  

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) recognized St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute as one of 18 businesses and non profit organizations for outstanding commitment to their employees.

With the beginning of school rapidly approaching, parents are scrambling to get their children equipped with the proper school supplies. The backpack, which comes in all sizes, colors, fabrics and shapes, is an

Seventeen athletes representing Team St. Luke’s will travel to St. Charles, Missouri to compete in the 2009 National Junior Disability Championships (NJDC).

Jennell Taylor, RN and Janice Courchaine, RN at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute have become Certified Registered Rehabilitation Nurses (CRRN).

Nick Wood, registered dietitian at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, is participating in a bicycle ride across America to raise funds for Team St. Luke’s. His 50-day adventure will begin in Astoria, Oregon

Team St. Luke’s athletes Chelsea McClammer and Susannah Scaroni will be competing in the Festival of Excellence’s 800M wheelchair event on Thursday, June 11, 2009. This competition is organized by the Canadian Paralympic Sports Organization.

Team St. Luke’s athlete and 2008 Paralympian Chelsea McClammer, has been invited to compete in the Paralympic World Cup event in Manchester, England. Chelsea was one of 17 women on the U.S. Paralympic team who

Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute have been awarded an $87,958 grant by the Department of Labor and Industries’ Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) program to test participatory ergonomics in

Chuck Gersdorf, FACHE, has been named the new administrator of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute. Gersdorf has over 25 years of hospital administration experience, most recently as the President of St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in

Annual fundraising event supports the comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services St. Luke's provides to adults and children throughout our region. The Festival of Wine and Flowers is one of Spokane’s most prestigious tasting and auction of

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute will celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week September 28th through October 4th. St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is joining the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation, and more than 6,500 facilities nationwide in observing

Team St. Luke’s athlete and paralympian, Chelsea McClammer, will return to Spokane today along with her coach Teresa Skinner from competing in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China. Chelsea was one of 17

It is estimated that one third of seniors over the age of 65 and half of seniors over the age of 80 fall each year. The leading cause of death caused by injury

Team St. Luke’s athlete, Chelsea McClammer, qualified for the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China this summer. Chelsea is one of 17 women on the U.S. Paralympic team who will be competing in Beijing,

Dr. Steven R. Goodman recently joined St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute where he will serve as a physician for all outpatient programs. Dr. Goodman received his Doctorate of Medicine from the State University of

The INHS Foundation, a service of Inland Northwest Health Services, has received a 2008 First Cycle Quality of Life grant in the amount of $6,165 from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. This

St. Luke’s Auxiliary, a well established volunteer program providing a variety of services and assistance at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, has awarded four scholarships. This year’s recipients are Caralee Whitaker, Erin Zimmerman, Shelley Manning

Dr. Mark S. Gordon recently joined the group of professionals at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute where he will be an inpatient physiatrist. Specializing in physiatry, the treatment of the full body for medical

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s north outpatient physical therapy clinic has moved to the Northpointe Medical Building at 9631 N. Nevada St. The clinic offers comprehensive physical therapy for a variety of problems including sports

Eight Team St. Luke’s athletes are travelling to Eugene, Oregon for the Olympic Team Trials in track and field. They will compete in three events • Men’s 1500 meter Wheelchair on Saturday, June 28th• Men’s 100

Team St. Luke’s, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institutes athletic team for kids with disabilities, has been competing in Hoopfest since 1999, and they’re back this year, stronger than ever. This year Team St. Luke’s

The Walk, Roll and Push a thon will be taking place on Saturday, July 12th at the Whitworth College Track from 9 a.m. to noon, raising funds for Team St. Luke’s and the Northwest Center for

Team St. Luke’s, the sports team for young athletes with physical disabilities created by St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, is sending five athletes to the Paralympic Trials in Mesa, Arizona this Thursday, June 12th. All

St. Luke’s Celebrates Stroke Awareness Community Day

New Board members of INHS Board of Directors, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Community Advisory Board and INHS Foundation Board - Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) has appointed Andrew Agwunobi, MD of Sacred Heart Medical Center C.E. “Mickey”

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