Pullman Regional Hospital to Host WSU’s BFIT Classes

Feb 8, 2018

Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation has partnered with Washington State University’s Cognitive Aging and Dementia Laboratory to offer Brain Fitness Intervention to Improve Brain Health or BFIT. BFIT uses cognitive and functioning intervention techniques to improve brain health for those 40 and older. The classes offer education, training and problem-solving skills to improve engagement in preventative health behaviors that will improve cognitive function and reduce risk of dementia.

The classes are part of a study to examine the value of brain health interventions on cognitive functioning, activities of daily living, social support and quality of life for healthy older adults.

The seven-week program begins on February 23rd.  All sessions are full but your name will be placed on the wait list for the next available session. Lead researcher on this project is Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe., Professor, Department of Psychology.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the Washington State University Review Board for human subject participation. For more information, please call (509) 335-4033.


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Pullman Regional Hospital begins process to establish rural residency training program

Feb 7, 2018

Pullman Regional Hospital has taken an important step toward establishing a first-of-its-kind rural medical residency program on the Palouse. The hospital is working with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to establish an accredited rural residency training track for graduate medical education in Family Medicine with the Spokane Teaching Health Center program. The goal is to train and retain these residents to continue to practice medicine on the Palouse.

In January, a representative from the ACGME made a site visit to Pullman and Spokane as part of the accreditation process.

A residency is additional training that follows graduation from medical school. Pullman’s rural residency track in Family Medicine would be three years with the first year in Spokane and the second and third years in Pullman.

A decision to accredit the program is expected in April. If approved, medical students applying to qualified residency programs will be matched to Providence Holy Family Residency program with the Pullman Regional Hospital pathway in the fall of 2018. Two applicants will be chosen and will begin their first year of residency in Family Medicine at Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane followed by two years in Pullman.  In 2021, two more residents will be training in Pullman bringing the total to four.

“The effort to build a residency program in Pullman helps build a pipeline of physicians who want to practice on the Palouse,” said Dr. Gerald Early, Chief Medical Officer at Pullman Regional Hospital. “Research shows that residents are more likely to go on to practice as a physician in the town they performed their residency,”

“It is critical Pullman and the Palouse continue to have a strong medical staff of primary care physicians and specialists,” said Scott Adams, CEO. “We are taking a proactive approach to build a residency program in Family Medicine to build the future we want for healthcare on the Palouse.”


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Holli Parrish, PT, DPT

Taichi Qigong 6- Week Class Begins

Community Outreach Event
Feb 28, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM

This class combines Qigong with Taichi for body awareness, improved balance and flexibility.  Taichi is a martial arts based type of Qigong exercise that is gaining popularity around the world for its health and wellness benefits.  Taichi fundamentals from various styles will be incorporated in this class.

This beginner's class is suitable for people of all fitness levels, as modifications will be made based on physical ability.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Although this six week session is offered at no charge, thanks to the Generosity Inspires program at Pullman Regional Hospital, we ask that you pay it forward with donation to a non-profit of your choice or by helping out someone in need.  Please sign up through Pullman Parks and Rec at 509-338-3227 or register on-line. For more information, contact Liz Lee at liz.lee@pullmanregional.org or 509-334-4080.


  • Dates: February 28th - April 4th
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Bishop Place, Social Room
  • Cost: Free
  • Instructor: Liz Lee, Licenced Acupuncturist 




Qigong Half Day Workshop

Community Outreach Event
Feb 24, 2018
9:00AM - 12:00PM

Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese exercise that integrates slow, rhythmic movement, mindful breathing and focused intention.  It benefits the body by emphasizing the connection we have with the natural world.  "Qi" is vital energy in all living things and "gong" is cultivation or work/exercise.  As part of traditional Chinese medicine, qigong is used to help us heal and stay healthy.

In this workshop, we will learn self-massages, visualization, breathing techniques and simple movements to help us feel whole and connected.  Special emphasis will be placed on the Liver as we approach spring, which represents period of growth and the seasonal start to Yang energy.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.  

All proceeds from this class will be donated to Pullman Parks and Rec.  Please sign up through Pullman Parks and Rec. 


  • Date: Saturday, February 24th
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Bishop Place, Social Room
  • Cost: $20
  • Instructor: Liz Lee, Licensed Acupuncturist



It's a Girl!

Brynlee Maureen


Delivered by: Dr. Campbell and Lisa,RN


Kendra and Aaron

Date and Time

Feb 2, 2018 8:19 PM

Weight and Length

7 pounds,10 ounces 20 inches

It's a Girl!

Jaylynn Carlten Emma


Delivered by: Dr. Trinh and Lisa,RN


Kathleen and Jeremy

Date and Time

Feb 1, 2018 9:04 PM

Weight and Length

5 pounds and 8 ounces 17 3/4 inches

Still time to apply for PRH Board of Commissioner opening

Feb 6, 2018

Applications are still being accepted for an open position on the Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners. The deadline is Friday, February 9. 

Applicants must be registered voters living within the Pullman Regional Hospital District, which is Pullman city limits. Hospital employees are not eligible to apply. This position will be appointed by the board to complete Commissioner Jeanne Holstad’s term which ends on December 31, 2019.  The appointed person will stand for public election in November 2019.

Please send letter of interest with statement of qualifications to:  Tricia Grantham, President, Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners, c/o 835 SE Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA  99163 by this Friday.


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Help us fund the hospital's highest needs and support cardiology services on the Palouse.

The 2018 Annual Giving for Excellence Fund Drive supports Pullman Regional Hospital's highest needs, which includes funding cardiology services on the Palouse.


Heart disease claims the life of 1 out of 4 in our country. As the leading cause of death for both men and women, it is a grim health crisis in need of hope.

Hope is prevention, early detection and starting patients on their journey to healing, within the comfort of their community.

We’re building upon the legacy of Dennis Simpson, M.D. who has provided heart care on the Palouse for more than 35 years.

Expanding cardiology services through Cardiologist, David Jones, M.D., a new member of Pullman’s medical family, will enhance the level of care for cardiac patients, right here at home.

Cardiology Patient Services:
  • Consultation for cardiac patients with heart failure, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and symptoms of possible heart disease
  • Education for preventing heart disease
  • Interpretation of echocardiography and stress tests for early diagnosis and intervention
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram, an ultrasound diagnostic tool for clearer pictures of the heart
  • Pacemaker implantation and monitoring
  • Implantable loop recorder, for continuous heart monitoring
Heart Care Highest Needs:
  • Upgrade for hospital patient monitoring system with a more advanced alarm system
  • New digital system for storing and sharing patient cardiac data all in one place, with offsite reading capabilities for physicians
  • Cardiac treadmills, used for diagnostic testing
  • Cardiac specific ultrasound machines and transesophageal echocardiography probe for superior images of the heart
  • Ambulatory rhythm monitoring, for at-home heart rhythm monitoring
  • EKG machines, used for diagnostic testing of electrical impulses

Advanced heart care has been a longtime need of our region. Providing these services will limit travel, provide earlier diagnosis, and will start patients on their journey to healing within the comfort of their own community and homes.


Give today to ensure quality healthcare for your family and generations of families to come.

Contact Stephanie Pierce at the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation to learn more about Annual Giving or make a gift online.

(509) 332-2044 or stephanie.pierce@pullmanregional.org

(509) 332-2016 or foundation@pullmanregional.org

2018 Highest Needs Fund Drive Video

Learn why Pullman Regional Hospital has a heart for supporting cardiology services on the Palouse.

We're Here to Help

Contact the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation office at (509) 332-2046 or visit us at Corporate Pointe Building, 840 SE Bishop Blvd., Suite 200 in Pullman

Pullman Regional Hospital holds February Heart Health activities

Jan 30, 2018

Pullman Regional Hospital is holding February Heart Health Month activities with its annual Wear Red Photo and a public lecture on Keeping Your Heart Healthy. On Friday, February 2, the public is invited to be part of PRH’s Wear Red photo at 12:15 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital. You are asked to wear red as part of National Wear Red Day to raise awareness around heart disease as the leading cause of death in women. You can also get your free blood pressure check at the hospital from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Friday, February 9, the Center for Learning & Innovation will hold a free lecture on Keeping Your Heart Healthy:  Preventive Cardiology by David Jones, M.D., board certified cardiologist, with Palouse Heart Center. The lecture will start at 12 noon in Conference Rooms C&D.


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