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Providence layoffs reach 172

Providence Health Care has accepted 172 voluntary layoffs as part of its move to cut $61 million from its operating budget next year. Most of the employees worked at Sacred …


Providence cuts 172 jobs through voluntary layoffs

Providence Health Care has accepted 172 voluntary layoffs as part of its move to cut $61 million from its operating budget next year.


Providence bringing billing jobs to Spokane

Providence Health & Services is moving 250 medical billing jobs to Spokane from its headquarters in Renton, Wash. It’s the largest influx of new jobs by a single employer in …


Providence acquires Spokane Cardiology

Providence Health Care has purchased Spokane Cardiology as part of its plan to develop a new heart institute serving the region. Federal antitrust regulators foiled a more ambitious deal earlier …


Providence Health Care buys Spokane Cardiology

Providence Health Care has purchased Spokane Cardiology as part of its plan to develop a new heart institute serving the region.


Providence bans tobacco

Providence Health Care is banning tobacco use at all of its properties, including Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital.


Sacred Heart, Holy Family announce 46 more layoffs

Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital announced another 46 layoffs Monday, as the two Providence hospitals continue to adjust budgets to deal with a tough economy, fewer patients …


Providence to close Deer Park rehab clinic

Providence Health Care plans to close its Deer Park outpatient rehabilitation clinic this week.


Merger to create heart institute

Providence Health Care and two Spokane-based cardiology groups announced Wednesday they will merge this fall to create a national center that could become a destination for patients seeking state-of-the-art heart …


Retired Providence chief put up to pilot Spokane Airport

Spokane International Airport directors today nominated former Providence Health Care chief executive Ryland “Skip” Davis to be interim manager.


Perinatal doctor, Providence reach agreement

A Spokane doctor specializing in high-risk pregnancies will be allowed to work in Spokane after reaching a legal agreement with Providence Health Care. The agreement shelves the non-compete clause triggered …


Doctor sues Providence over lost job

A Spokane physician has sued a division of Providence Health Care, alleging he was forced out of his job treating women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Reinaldo Acosta said his departure …


Sacred Heart boots Rockwood

The Rockwood Clinic will have to vacate 48,000 square feet of offices, patient exam rooms and surgery suites on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus after failing to rework …


Sacred Heart boots Rockwood from hospital offices

The Rockwood Clinic will have to vacate 48,000 square feet of offices, patient exam rooms and surgery suites on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus after failing to rework …


Community Health objects to suit

The company that owns Deaconess Medical Center contends that a lawsuit filed against it last month by Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services should be tossed out by a judge. The …


Providence lays off 44 hospital employees

Providence Health Care has laid off 44 employees and reassigned 45 others at its two large Spokane hospitals. The numbers are lower than feared last winter, when executives hinted at …


Cuts force closure of adult-care center

OLYMPIA – One of two Spokane centers where low-income elderly adults go for meals, exercise, socialization and health care will close because of state budget cuts. The good news: The …


Providence to drop lawsuit

Providence Health Care plans to withdraw its lawsuit against Empire Health Services amid worries that the litigation would stop the sale of Deaconess Medical Center. Community Health Systems, which has …


Hospital sues over shared assets

The company that owns Sacred Heart Medical Center sued the current owner of Deaconess Medical Center on Thursday, asking the court to rule on assets the two hospital systems share. …


Increased charitable care closes Deaconess deal

The buyer of Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to more generous charitable care guidelines for the hospital. It’s a move that seals state regulatory approval of the $156 million takeover, …


Buyer appoints hospital executive

Community Health Systems has appointed Dennis Barts as chief executive officer of Deaconess Medical Center in anticipation of finalizing its acquisition of the hospital this fall. Barts has 20 years …


Rival questions hospital sales

The nonprofit that operates Sacred Heart Medical Center is worried that the proposed takeover of Deaconess Medical Center by for-profit Community Health Systems may risk funding for local health programs …


Council endorses Empire sale

In other business Tuesday, the council heard a report about the proposed sale of nonprofit Empire Health Services, which operates Valley Hospital and Medical Center, to for-profit Community Health Systems …


Coalition questions bidder’s Empire plans

Community Health Systems’ plan to purchase Empire Health Services leaves some questions unanswered and lacks a firm commitment from the buyer to the public’s interest, according to a review of …


Auditor will examine Empire Health assets

Washington state officials have hired a large auditing firm to ensure the $156 million sale of Empire Health Services is fair. It’s a move applauded by watchdog groups concerned that …


Empire suitor criticizes delay

Community Health Systems criticized the state of Washington for taking “an inordinately long period of time” to scrutinize the takeover of Empire Health Services, contributing to the financial problems of …


Officials, business leaders urge hospital buyout

OLYMPIA – After a trip to Tennessee to meet the proposed buyers of Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical Center, several Spokane officials and business leaders Wednesday moved …


Sacred Heart makes heated proposal

The owners of Sacred Heart Medical Center have made a $25 million offer to buy out Empire Health Services’ stake in Inland Northwest Health Services.


Sale puts focus on INHS future

As the likely sale of Empire Health Services grows near, Eastern Washington’s competing hospital systems are starting to stake out positions over the future of their most successful joint venture: …


Job security the chief concern in pending sale of Empire

The 2,700 employees of Deaconess Medical Center and other units of Empire Health Services have received some job assurances as the sale of the hospital system nears. Job security is …