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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center receives Award for Clinical Excellence

For the third year in a row, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence are hospitals rated in the top 5 percent in the nation with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across at least 21 of 32 common conditions and procedures. Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award have, on average, a 26.2 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the designation. If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving this designation, on average, 160,322 lives could potentially have been saved.

For more information, visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

Spokane Home & Garden Show coming March 10-12

The Spokane Home Builders Association presents the Annual Spring Spokane Home & Garden Show running this Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12 at the Spokane Convention Center. In its 41st year, the Spokane Home & Garden Show is Spokane's oldest running consumer home show, and is focused on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor, with over 350 booths showcasing the latest products and services for the home, both inside and out. Enter to win great door prizes, see the latest trends and get expert advice on all your home remodeling, decorating or building needs.

A new event featured this year is 'Barrels & Brews', with five wine or beer tastings located throughout the exhibit hall. Barrels & Brews is one night only, Friday, March 10 from 5-8pm. Special Barrels and Brews Tickets are on sale now at www.SHBA.com and this ticket also includes admission to the Spokane Home & Garden Show.

Show Hours: Friday 12 noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm. Cost for adults is $8, Seniors & Military is $6, children 12 & under are free.

Visit www.spokanehomeshows.com or find them on Facebook.

Recreation Against Racism event at HUB Sports Center March 12

The Peaceful Communities Roundtable is holding a special event this Sunday, March 12 from 2-5pm at the HUB Sports Center, 19619 E Cataldo in Liberty Lake. The Peaceful Communities Roundtable is a group of committed community members brought together by NAACP President Phillip Tyler and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers after the hateful events at the MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center and the Logan Neighborhood.

The group, in collaboration with the Peaceful Communities Roundtable, Spokane NAACP, Spokane Human Rights Commission, Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, and Spokane Interfaith Council, will host this event that hopes to bring together friends, families and neighbors to enjoy speeches, recreational activities and a meal together. The hope is to spark a conversation and relationships that will last and will show our community we stand together, as a team, against racism/hate.

For more information, visit www.hubsportscenter.org.

Inland NW Motorcycle Show & Sale March 10-12

This Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, see hundreds of motorcycles and accessories at this year's Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show & Sale at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center. All major brands will be represented. This year's show includes lots of great prizes, including an Alaskan Cruise, Black Light Visuals will offer free Body Painting, an Indoor Swap Meet and much more.

Admission is $10, cash only. Kids $5 for ages 6-12, ages 5 and under free. Hours: Friday 3-8p, Saturday 10am-8pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. Visit www.spokanemotorcycleshow.com for more information.

Drone Conference coming to Spokane March 21

Once a toy, now a tool for businesses across the country, drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are legally taking off for commercial purposes in U.S. airspace for the first time in U.S. history.

Plan to attend the first enterprise drone conference in the Pacific Northwest at the Spokane Convention Center on Tuesday, March 21. The day long program includes remarks by keynote speaker, JD Claridge, CEO and co-founder of xCraft; a live webcast panel discussion on the present and future of enterprise drones; breakout sessions with the Federal Aviation Administration, and much more. There will also be an expo floor with regional vendors offering exclusive event specials and drawings.

HomeDroneSpokane is convened by the Spokane Association of REALTORS and sponsored by Washington REALTORS. All day general admission is $70 ($100 after March 15); special value pricing for REALTORS/affiliates/students is $35 ($70 after March 15). The public is welcome to attend.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit homedronespokane.com.

The Northeast Community Center appoints new Executive Director

The Northeast Community Center Association, a non-profit neighborhood organization serving the residents of Northeast Spokane, announces the selection of Dave Richardson, as its new Executive Director. Richardson assumed the position in January 2017 and succeeds Jean Farmer, who retired September 2016 after nearly 30 years of service. Richardson has over 25 years of non-profit service, most recently as the Executive Director of Spokane Humane Society.

For more information, visit www.myspokane.net/necca.

GoDine set to launch its Premiere Dining Club in Spokane and Northern Idaho

GoDine Corporation is preparing for their March 6 launch of their new dining club - GoDine. Members who join GoDine receive 50% off their entrees at over 36 restaurants in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene. All the restaurants who have partnered with GoDine are within a 30 mile radius, giving members a great many dining options within close proximity. What makes this dining club attractive for the restaurants is that they share in the membership revenues.

Members can use their membership as often as they like and their 50% discount on their entrees, but must dine in, takeout food is not included. The value to members eating out just one or two times a month can generally pay for their memberships with the money they've saved. There is also an opportunity for members to receive a free month of membership by simply referring a friend.

The company is launching in Spokane with plans to immediately expand to Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Boise and Denver in the next 4 to 6 months.

To sign up or for more information on participating restaurants, membership fees, etc. visit www.GoDineClub.com or by downloading the mobile app.

Washington Trust Bank to Present at Fraud Prevention Expo

Washington Trust Bank will be presenting information and advice on fraud prevention at the Fraud Prevention Expo on Tuesday, March 7. From cyber and computer security, to international banking and merchant fraud, Washington Trust specialists will be helping community members understand how to better protect themselves from fraud.

The expo will be held in The Early Bird Room at the Davenport Hotel from 1 to 5pm. As the event is an expo format, people can come anytime during this time frame. This event is open to the general public and snacks and beverages will be provided.

Spokane County Librarian wins National Award

The Spokane County Library District has announced that Librarian Vanessa Strange has won the Gordon M. Conable Award from the Public Library Association (PLA). Ms. Strange will receive the award at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The Gordon M. Conable Award is earned through demonstration of a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights. Ms. Strange is receiving the award for library exhibits and programming that show a dedication to free and uncensored information for the community.

Ms. Strange's work at the Library District includes writing the grant and facilitating the Smithsonian exhibit, Exploring Human Origins, at the North Spokane Library in January 2016; assembling an expert panel series on wildfires in Washington state; and coordinating a political civility speaker series.
For more information on the PLA Awards, visit www.pla.org.

Family Health Center Makes Move to Kendall Yards

Columbia Medical Associates' Family Health Center is moving to a new location in Kendall Yards. The clinic was formerly located in the Deaconess Health and Education Center. The new location is at 546 N. Jefferson, Suite 200. Patients will benefit from a brand new, state of the art medical facility, with abundant and free parking. The space allows room for expansion in order to meet the clinic's growing patient needs.

Visit the Columbia Medical Associates website at www.columbiamedicalassociates.com to see a list available providers including primary care, sports medicine and behavioral health, and to make an appointment. Or call 509-688-6700.

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