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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center named among best in state

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital has been recognized as one of the Best Hospitals in Washington State and recognized in eight types of care by U.S. News & World Report.

The medical center is listed as the #2 hospital in the state and recognized as high performing in the following specialties and procedures:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Valve Surgery
Heart Bypass Surgery
Heart Failure
Hip Replacement
Lung Cancer Surgery

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

Inland NW Motorcycle Show & Sale coming this weekend

The 15th Annual Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show & Sale runs from Friday thru Sunday, March 9-11 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. See what's new for 2018, there will be special show prices, great financing and deals on motorcycles and accessories. Seattle Cossacks Stunt Shows, Indoor Swap Meet, Live Music, Biker Bar, Indoor Poker Run, Beard & Mustache Competition and much more. See the area's best bikes as they compete for trophies, prizes and Toyota will give away $100 Gas Cards every two hours.

Admission is $10 for adults, cash only, good all weekend. $5 for kids 6-12 and children 5 and under free. Show hours are Friday 3-8pm, Saturday, 10am-8pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. For more information, visit the website at www.spokanemotorcycleshow.com.

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars wins Best Retailer Award

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars recently received the Best Retailer award from The Business Excellence Forum and Awards conference in San Diego, California. This prestigious Business Excellence Awards Ceremony honors the accomplishments, achievements, value and contributions of small businesses and their owners worldwide, 'the best of the best' in pro-growth small business practices and outstanding entrepreneurial results in an exciting setting of innovation, networking, education and incredible results.

This annual conference gathers entrepreneurs and small business owners from all around the world to connect and learn from the greatest business growth experts, top leaders and business thinkers in the world, excelling, innovating and transforming business culture.

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, a Spokane family-owned winery, just celebrated their 35th anniversary in the Washington Wine Industry.

March is Dine Out to Feed Spokane Month

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, the Greater Spokane Dietetic Association (GSDA) is sponsoring 'Dine Out to Feed Spokane'. This event will raise funds for 'Feed Spokane' a local food rescue agency that works with area restaurants, hotels, casinos, distributors, and grocers to provide rescued food to community free meal sites.

Feed Spokane is a non-profit food rescue agency that rescues prepared food from for profit businesses and delivers to more than 30 meal sites and food pantries that serve free meals and provide food to those in need. Approximately 16,000 meals are being served at these meal sites each week. Food donations are secured from donor restaurants, grocers and wholesalers transported in a refrigerated van to ensure food safety.

Many locally owned community minded restaurants and business have committed to participating in the Dine Out. They may donating a percent of their proceeds on specific days and/or from featured food sales or collecting donations from patrons during the month of March via Dine Out Cards to Feed Spokane. By dining out at participating restaurants, the Spokane community will help raise funds to ensure distribution of food to meal sites, and improve food security for those agencies that rely on nutritious food provided through Feed Spokane.

Visit feedspokane.org for more information.

Home Street Bank opens in Spokane

Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank recently opened its first retail branch in Spokane offering a full array of commercial and personal banking services. The 3,400-square-foot retail branch is in the Lincoln Building, 818 W. Riverside. Homestreet also has home loan centers, located at 201 W. North River Drive in Spokane, 16114 E. Indiana in Spokane Valley and in Coeur d'Alene. The website is homestreet.com.

Rockwood Retirement Communities receives award

Rockwood Retirement Communities have recently received three awards relating to The Summit at Rockwood South Hill, with 65 luxury apartments. The National Association of Home Builders, American Institute of Architects, and Environments for Aging made the awards. Building contractor Walker Construction, architects Perkins Eastman and NAC Architecture, and landscape architect/designer SPVV Landscape Architects were also recognized for the project.

St. Luke's Rehab Counselor joins ADA Advisory Commission for WDFW

Ronald 'Z' Zubrick, vocational rehabilitation counselor for St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute's Structured Intensive Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program (SIMP), has been selected to serve on the Washington Department for Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Commission ADA Advisory Committee.

The Fish and Wildlife Commission ADA Advisory Committee's goal is to provide information that helps keep the state's public land, and public-private partnerships, as well as its recreational programs accessible to people of all abilities.

Zubrick is a brain injury and spinal cord injury survivor with a dual master's degree from Western Michigan University in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. As a Navy veteran, he is on the National Veterans Wheelchair team through Veterans Affairs and also plays on Team St. Luke's wheelchair basketball team.

Maggie Boone joins the Vickerman & Driscoll

Vickerman & Driscoll Financial Advisors recently announced the hiring of Maggie Boone in a new position of Operations Manager. Maggie will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the firm. Maggie has been in Spokane for 15 years and spent that time creating and managing her own restaurant business followed by several years managing another popular local restaurant.

Northwest Summers custom art

A local husband and wife artist team that combine computer technology and old school woodworking are making a name for themselves in the Spokane area. Using a custom built machine to carve out images or words, inlaying various mediums and hand finishing using several different techniques, Kate and Dallas Summers, owners and artists at Northwest Summers (NWS), make custom pieces of art for clients all around the Inland Northwest.

Rustic wall hangings/signs, sofa/coffee tables and custom pieces have been their focus and all their pieces start as live edge slabs from locally sourced, fallen trees. NWS incorporates antique farm implements, steel, rustic hardware and different types of precious stones into their artwork.

Starting on April 13, their artwork will be showcased at the Blackwell Gallery in Coeur d'Alene in conjunction with the opening of the Art Walk season for downtown Coeur d'Alene. There will be an artist's reception that evening from 5-8pm. For more information, visit www.nwsummers.com and find them on Facebook.

The Business Thought of the Week

Thanks to Baker Construction and Development for sponsoring the business thought of the week.

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. "
Benjamin Franklin

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