News

July 20, 2017

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 national 2017 Most Wired hospital for the 14th consecutive time.

April 20, 2017

Eastern Washington University (EWU) and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute are partnering on a new outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic to provide additional patient access to quality care and valuable hands-on training for university students.


April 20, 2017

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute welcomes Kevin Pidgeon, MD, and Lisa Salazar, Certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to the Physiatry Practice.

March 3, 2017

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute welcomes survivors of brain injuries and their families to the 2017 Brain Injury Awareness Day, Wednesday, March 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m., for an afternoon of complimentary education, resources and refreshments. 


January 20, 2017
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.
July 6, 2016

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

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

June 13, 2016

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...

May 20, 2016

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...

May 12, 2016

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...

March 23, 2016

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...

February 3, 2016

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

November 24, 2015
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).
October 16, 2015

 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

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

August 4, 2015
The survey published by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN), awarded St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute as a 2015 "Most Wired' hospital once again.
June 13, 2015
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

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

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

April 22, 2015

 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.

January 8, 2015

  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...

December 12, 2014

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

October 24, 2014

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

July 11, 2014

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...

March 26, 2014

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

March 18, 2014

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

March 3, 2014

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

February 13, 2014

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

October 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 10, 2013

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

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

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

February 14, 2013

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

October 17, 2012

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

July 31, 2012

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.

July 26, 2012

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

July 11, 2012

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

July 2, 2012

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).

March 26, 2012

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

November 1, 2011

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

November 14, 2011

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.

October 3, 2011

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.

August 24, 2011

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

February 11, 2011

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.

January 4, 2011

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.

October 25, 2010

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.

 

September 29, 2010

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.

September 17, 2010

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.

September 8, 2010

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

September 8, 2010

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

July 13, 2010

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

June 24, 2010

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

June 23, 2010

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.

June 8, 2010

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

June 3, 2010

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

June 3, 2010

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

May 27, 2010

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.

May 26, 2010

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.

May 20, 2010

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

April 17, 2010

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

April 23, 2010

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

April 7, 2010

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

April 1, 2010

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.

March 18, 2010

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

March 12, 2010

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.  

February 17, 2009

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.

August 4, 2009

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

July 23, 2009

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

July 22, 2009

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

January 1, 2004

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

June 9, 2009

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.

May 20, 2009

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

April 6, 2009

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

April 2, 2009

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

March 30, 2009

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

September 25, 2008

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

September 18, 2008

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

September 12, 2008

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

August 25, 2008

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,

July 30, 2008

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

July 25, 2008

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

July 11, 2008

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

July 9, 2008

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

July 1, 2008

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

June 27, 2008

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

June 26, 2008

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

June 25, 2008

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

June 10, 2008

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

May 5, 2008

St. Luke’s Celebrates Stroke Awareness Community Day

April 29, 2008

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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