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A MultiCare Valley Hospital nurse who has tested positive for COVID-19 wants people to take Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-home order seriously because she has little idea as to how she contracted the novel coronavirus.
The debt relief comes from a settlement between the Empire Health Foundation and Community Health Systems, which owned the Spokane-area hospitals from 2008 to 2017. On average, those benefiting from the settlement will have roughly $2,800 in debt wiped from their credit reports.
Tennessee-based Community Health Systems will forgive up to $50 million in debt for people who received treatment at the Spokane-area hospitals between Nov. 1, 2008, and June 30, 2017, when the company owned the facilities. The settlement comes more than two years after the Empire Health Foundation sued CHS, alleging the company failed to provide levels of charity care – free or discounted treatment for low-income patients – that it had promised when buying the hospitals.
Kootenai Health will take ownership of two critical access hospitals in north central Idaho by 2020.
The name and affiliation might have changed over the years, but MultiCare Valley Hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary this year as a community hospital focused on serving the residents in the neighborhoods of Spokane Valley.
The five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is based upon patient surveys as well as performance data reported to the federal government. It’s the first time the 123-bed hospital in Spokane Valley has received a perfect rating.
A Spokane area man sustained burns to 30 percent of his body Tuesday after he lit a cigarette while transporting open containers of gasoline in front of the Multicare Valley Hospital in Spokane Valley.
North Pines Middle School students had a rare opportunity to test their mettle in the field of medicine this week.
Washington’s attorney general has filed lawsuits against hospitals in Tacoma and Olympia, accusing them of withholding charity care from thousands of low-income patients. The litigation follows a similar lawsuit filed in June against the former owner of two Spokane-area hospitals.
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 … make them up. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say they set them very, very high as a kind of opening bid in a negotiation. The way the pricing scheme works says a lot about the unholy and opaque alliance between health care providers and insurers, one that drives up costs with an elaborate game of hide-the-ball-from-the-patient.
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 Spokane area.
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.
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.
Spokane’s business and civic leaders are backing MultiCare Health System’s $425 million purchase of Deaconess and Valley hospitals and Rockwood Clinic.
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.
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 chronic condition becomes so costly and unbearable they no longer can put it off.
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.
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.
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.
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.