Stories tagged: valley hospital
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
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 …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019
Kootenai Health will take ownership of two critical access hospitals in north central Idaho by 2020.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017
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 …
Fri., July 7, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
The chief executive of Valley Hospital is resigning to take a job leading a hospital in Oceanside, California.
Tue., April 22, 2014
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
Valley Hospital announced a lockout of many nurses and technical workers who expected to return to work Thursday morning following a one-day strike.