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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.

MultiCare Health System names Mueller as new Rockwood Clinic president

MultiCare Health System has chosen Bryan Mueller as the new president of Rockwood Clinic. Mueller will start at Rockwood on Feb. 5. He’s currently the chief operating officer of Swedish …

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

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: Fri., March 17, 2017

Dr. Richard Stacey, the Spokane doctor who shut down the city after Mount St. Helens erupted, dies

When volcanic ash blanketed Spokane after Mount St. Helens’ 1980 eruption, Dr. Richard Stacey was instrumental in shutting down Spokane to protect people’s lungs. The longtime Rockwood Clinic physician and …

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.

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.

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.

Local kidney patients see hospital options dwindle

Kidney patients say they feel like pawns in a power struggle between Spokane’s two competing hospital systems, which have been buying up clinics in recent years.

Ex-Rockwood CFO can sue clinic bosses

OLYMPIA – A former executive of Rockwood Clinic who said he resigned rather than falsify a financial statement can sue his former bosses for wrongful termination in state court, the …

Former Rockwood Clinic doctor charged with unprofessional conduct

A former doctor at Rockwood Clinic is facing state charges of unprofessional conduct for allegedly writing multiple drug prescriptions for two prostitutes with whom he had sex. The women were …

SUV crashes into optical shop

An SUV crashed through an optical building in central Spokane this afternoon, sending a man inside to the hospital.

Valley Hospital CEO takes California job

The chief executive of Valley Hospital is resigning to take a job leading a hospital in Oceanside, California.

Spokane doctor, expert hiker, dies in fall

Dr. Richard Byrd, a Spokane pulmonary specialist and globetrotting adventurer, died last Tuesday after suffering a blow to the head in a fall while on the coast of Cuba. Byrd, …

Former Rockwood CFO suing clinic

Rockwood Clinic’s former chief financial officer has filed a whistleblower complaint accusing the large medical practice of attempting to force him into filing misleading financial reports. When Gregg Becker refused, …

Some Medicare patients could face insurance ouster

Group Health Cooperative says it plans to drop Medicare patients who are not enrolled in a supplemental plan that costs an additional $20 a month. It’s a step the Seattle-based …

Facility now Deaconess Hospital

Deaconess Medical Center is undergoing a subtle name change to reflect its partnership with Rockwood Clinic. The two health care providers, along with Valley Hospital and Medical Center, have established …

Rockwood Liberty Lake project nears completion

Rockwood Clinic continues its 2011 expansion. After recently opening an Airway Heights clinic, the Spokane-based care provider has begun building a new clinic in Liberty Lake. The 12,000-square-foot clinic is …

Google Health shutdown affects 280 in Spokane

A Google Health pilot program to collect and manage personal health records for some Spokane residents will shut down Jan. 1. The closure will affect about 280 Spokane patients who …

Apartments for seniors near completion in Valley

Rockwood Retirement Communities, a longtime Spokane provider of senior living options, is branching into the Spokane Valley. Its nearly finished Appleway Court project, at 221 S. Farr Road, is the …

Here’s the Dirt: Deaconess renovates for Rockwood staff

Top-to-bottom modernization and build-out projects worth about $7 million are under way at Deaconess Medical Center as the South Hill complex readies more space for Rockwood Clinic doctors and staff. …

Here’s the Dirt: New lodge at Girl Scouts camp

Construction of a $1.2 million lodge at Camp Four Echoes, south of Coeur d’Alene, has begun. Pam Lund, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, …

Inland Cardiology merges with Deaconess

Inland Cardiology Associates has joined Deaconess Medical Center and Rockwood Clinic as the region’s doctor-owned clinics continue to merge with competing hospital systems. The sale of Inland has been widely …

Free medical services soar at region’s hospitals

Spokane hospitals have given away $53.3 million worth of medical care to the poor during the first nine months of this year as job losses and wage and benefit cuts …

Room for sick children now at Deaconess

Deaconess Medical Center once again will treat children with influenza, pneumonia and other serious illnesses, reversing a decision five years ago to close its pediatric unit. “All of the employees …

Rockwood plans to merge surgery center into Deaconess

The Rockwood Clinic has unveiled plans to merge its outpatient surgery center and employees into Deaconess Medical Center.

Rockwood surgeon to join Sacred Heart

As local doctors increasingly align their practices with the region’s competing hospital systems, a busy orthopedic surgeon has left Rockwood Clinic and joined Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Dr. Tim …

Rockwood Clinic stops fighting, starts moving

Rockwood Clinic officials have decided to clear out of office and clinical space on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus instead of fighting the hospital’s June 30 eviction notice. …

Rockwood will vacate Sacred Heart campus

Rockwood Clinic officials have decided to clear out of office and clinical space on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus instead of fighting the hospital’s June 30 eviction notice.

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 …