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About Us

Spokane Teaching Health is the fully-accredited institutional sponsor of Family Medicine Residency Spokane, Family Medicine Residency Spokane North, Rural Training Track located in Colville, Internal Medicine Residency Spokane, Sports Fellowship Spokane, Obstetrics Fellowship Spokane and Transitional Year Residency Spokane.

The Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 2013 to capture the opportunity offered by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to expand primary care residency positions. Eastern Washington has a critical shortage of residency slots and receiving the grant has allowed for expansion of both Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency programs.

Spokane Teaching Health is a joint venture between Empire Health Foundation, Providence Health Care, and Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane. The board members appointed from the partners are very community centric and widely respected in a variety of fields.

Mission Statement

Spokane Teaching Health was created to provide academic, community-based, multidisciplinary clinical education to health care professionals and patient care to all.

Committed to this mission, the Spokane Teaching Health will:

Provide patient centered and compassionate care in an academic teaching environment where physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, pharmacists and other licensed health professionals work collaboratively in teams to enhance patient care and complement the professional training of each participating program.

Value the integrity and worth of each member of the health care team, promoting personal and professional growth by providing resources to enhance ongoing education, collaboration and teamwork resulting in a harmonious plan of care for each patient.

Make health care accessible, affordable and available to all.

Evaluate and provide for growth in academic medicine training by accommodating growing sectors of training and promoting health sciences education in the greater Spokane community.Create an environment for integrated clinical research to increase medical knowledge and improved clinical outcomes for the future.