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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

Settlement erases $50 million in medical debt for thousands of former patients at Deaconess, Valley hospitals

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

The Dirt: Couple continues rehab of Aberdeen Hotel

The top floor of the 121-year-old Hotel Aberdeen building in downtown Spokane is being renovated into three apartments, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

MultiCare allocates grants to local nonprofit organizations

MultiCare has awarded grants to 24 area nonprofit organizations through its community partnership fund to address trauma, homelessness and food insecurity in the region.


Front & Center: Hospital emergency department brings challenges, rewards for Deaconness executive

Judging by the number of “ER”-type TV shows in syndication, trauma is a popular topic. But much has changed since George Clooney donned scrubs as Dr. Doug Ross a quarter-century …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

MultiCare’s $1 million gift to Hoopfest to fund new basketball courts in Riverfront Park

A $1 million donation from MultiCare to Hoopfest is expected to fund the construction of two and a half basketball courts in Riverfront Park near the north bank of the …


Rockwood Clinic to upgrade neuroscience institute

Rockwood Clinic is spending $250,000 to update its MultiCare Neuroscience Institute in north Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

Doctors, physician and nursing assistants would pay more to practice under new Washington rules

The Department of Health is proposing double-digit increases in licensing fees for the state’s physicians and a handful of other professions following an audit that showed some health care professions …


MultiCare to bring ‘high-end’ Indigo Urgent Care to Spokane

MultiCare will expand its line of “high-end” urgent care clinics to Spokane this fall, opening an Indigo Urgent Care location in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Deaconess, Valley hospitals’ ratings improve in federal evaluation

Multicare’s Deaconess and Valley hospitals received a four-star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in a December 2017 evaluation, signifying improvement in the quality of care …


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: 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.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

MultiCare names chief executive for Eastern Washington as $425 million purchase of Rockwood Health advances

Dr. David O’Brien, a veteran health care executive from California, will oversee MultiCare Health System’s operations in Eastern Washington.


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.


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.