Stories tagged: Valley Hospital
Fri., July 7, 2017
Shawn Vestal: Empire lawsuit just one more reminder of surreal hospital pricing
At the heart of the lawsuit against the former owners of two Spokane hospitals is a reminder of the freaky, shady way hospitals set prices. They seem to just … …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
MultiCare finalizes purchase of local hospitals, Rockwood Clinic
MultiCare Health System will wrap up the $425 million purchase of Deaconess and Valley hospitals and Rockwood Clinic on Saturday, ushering in a new era for health care in the …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
MultiCare names leadership teams for local hospitals, Rockwood Clinic
MultiCare Health System has announced its leadership team for Deaconess and Valley hospitals and Rockwood Clinic. Laureen Driscoll will become the next president of Deaconess Hospital.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Owner of Deaconess, Valley hospitals says it will contest lawsuit over charity care spending
The owner of Deaconess and Valley hospitals said it will “vigorously contest” a lawsuit alleging it shorted local charity care spending by up to $110 million.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
MultiCare’s entry into Spokane medical scene gets support from local leaders
Spokane’s business and civic leaders are backing MultiCare Health System’s $425 million purchase of Deaconess and Valley hospitals and Rockwood Clinic.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 4 a.m.
Spokane mom has knee replacement at 40, joining part of fastest-growing demographic for surgery
After years of chronic pain, Spokane resident Carrie Day had two knee replacements this year. She’s 40, part of the fastest growing U.S. demographic for total knee replacements.
Sat., May 6, 2017
Shawn Reed: Don’t roll back progress on health care
The AHCA would mean we roll back the clock to patients relying on the ER – the one place they cannot be turned away – when the management of a …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Purchase of Rockwood Clinic and Deaconess and Valley hospitals should be final by early summer
Tacoma-based MultiCare expects to wrap up the purchase of Rockwood Health System by mid-June. MultiCare’s application to the state alludes to a growing role for telemedicine in the Spokane market.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Man accused of child abuse in Valley Hospital allegedly threatened witness from jail
The man accused of violently throwing his 10-month-old daughter at the Valley Hospital on Wednesday threatened the girl’s mother from jail, according to court documents.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 5:03 a.m.
Deaconess, Valley hospitals buyer: ‘We’re committed to it being a good thing for Spokane’
The future owners of Rockwood Clinic, Deaconess and Valley hospitals were in town Friday and Saturday to talk about what the sale will mean for the Spokane area.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Deaconess, Valley hospitals and Rockwood Health System sold for $425 million to Tacoma-based MultiCare
A Tacoma-based nonprofit announced late Thursday that it plans to purchase Rockwood Health System, which includes Rockwood Clinic as well as Deaconess and Valley Hospitals.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
Owner of Deaconess, Valley hospitals exploring options for troubled company
Community Health Systems Inc., a troubled U.S. hospital chain with a market value of about $1.4 billion, said it’s exploring a variety of options with its financial advisers.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Local impact unknown in Community Health Systems downsizing
The company that owns Deaconess and Valley hospitals and Rockwood Clinic plans to sell off 12 medical centers following a rocky financial performance over the past year.
Thu., July 9, 2015
Valley Hospital adds new cardiac test
Valley Hospital has expanded services to heart patients with a new diagnostic testing procedure. The hospital recently started offering cardiac catheterization, which helps doctors detect blocked arteries in the heart, …
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Deaconess, Valley hospitals show emergency room wait times on billboards
Deaconess and Valley hospitals have launched a visible new ad campaign to tout their emergency room wait times. Billboards – three in Spokane and three in Spokane Valley – post …
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Cyberattack hits Rockwood
Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on 4.5 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The theft includes information from CHS’ Rockwood Health System …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 18, 2014, 5 p.m.
Hackers steal patient info from parent company of Rockwood Clinic, Deaconess and Valley hospitals
Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on 4.5 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Health workers reach contract with Deaconess, Valley hospitals
Unionized health care workers at Valley and Deaconess hospitals have negotiated a contract agreement after an unprecedented 20 months of talks. Set hours for staff, a pay raise and changes …
Tue., May 27, 2014, 3:59 p.m.
Valley Hospital CEO takes California job
The chief executive of Valley Hospital is resigning to take a job leading a hospital in Oceanside, California.
Tue., April 22, 2014
Providence Medical Park will open without disputed operating rooms
The new $44 million Providence Medical Park in Spokane Valley will have to open without its four operating rooms amid a fight with competitor Valley Hospital over whether the outpatient …
Sat., April 12, 2014
Providence medical center in Spokane Valley nearly ready for patients
Providence Health Care opens its large outpatient surgery center and medical clinic this month in Spokane Valley. Formally called Providence Medical Park Spokane Valley, the two-story facility starts accepting patient …
Tue., March 4, 2014
Through Operation Walk USA, woman received new hip for free
Salena Haselip, 64, has always had pain. As a baby she didn’t crawl and although she learned to walk, she had trouble running. “I had a hard time in PE,” …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014, 11:51 a.m.
Hospitals backpedal on request for city ethics probe
Deaconess and Valley hospital officials are abandoning their request for an ethics investigation of three Spokane City Council members who used city letterhead to express concerns about medical staffing levels …
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013
Valley Hospital turns away nurses, others after strike
Valley Hospital has locked out at least 80 nurses and other employees in the aftermath of Wednesday’s one-day strike and the hiring of temporary replacement workers. The lockout will be …
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013, 6:23 a.m.
Some striking workers locked out of Valley Hospital
At least 20 employees of Valley Hospital, including nurses and technical workers, were locked out of the hospital this morning following a one-day strike on Wednesday.
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013
Valley Hospital to lock out strikers for two days
Valley Hospital announced a two-day lockout of striking nurses and technical workers Wednesday following the launch of an unprecedented one-day strike at Spokane hospitals owned by Community Health Systems Inc. …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 2:09 p.m.
Striking nurses locked out at Valley Hospital
Valley Hospital announced a lockout of many nurses and technical workers who expected to return to work Thursday morning following a one-day strike.
Tue., Dec. 3, 2013
Deaconess, Valley hospitals ready for nurses’ strike
A one-day strike looms Wednesday at Deaconess and Valley hospitals after contract negotiations with nurses and other workers failed. It would be the first strike in Spokane by hospital nurses …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, 8:52 p.m.
Hospital strike set for Wednesday at Deaconess and Valley
A one-day strike looms Wednesday at Deaconess and Valley hospitals after contract negotiations with nurses and other workers failed.
Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
Deaconess, Valley hospital nurse strike plans on hold
About 1,100 unionized nurses, medical techs and service staff at Deaconess and Valley hospitals have postponed plans for a one-day strike this month. However, the strike could be rescheduled unless …