The area's largest hospital group had acquired two anesthesia groups who were working at its two Spokane hospitals.
Providence Medical Group announced buying the units at Providence Sacred Heart and Providence Holy Family and combining them into a new unit.
That new operation is called Providence Anesthesia Services. It has 39 anesthesiologists and 94 CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists).
The new medical director for the group is Dr. Alan Rietz. Dr. Phil Ogden will be associate medical director.
Providence Medical Group of Eastern Washington includes more than 400 physicians and advanced practitioners.