The Spokane Teaching Health Center (STHC) is a consortium formed in 2013 whose members (Empire Health Foundation, Providence Health Care and Washington State University Spokane) leverage institutional expertise to improve access to health care in the Inland Northwest, including increasing the number of medical residencies.
The goal of the STHC is to grow residencies in Eastern Washington by 60% in five years. Increasing graduate medical education in our region is key to increasing physician supply – nationally, 49% of physicians practice where they did their residencies.
Check out the video below from our partners at WSU for an update on the STHC and its future home, the University District Health Clinic, slated to open in mid-2016.
For a full update, download PDF versions of the STHC Overview and FAQs below.