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Multicare to acquire Rockwood Health

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Multicare Health System announced Thursday its plans to purchase Rockwood Health System in Spokane from subsidiaries of Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, Inc. Rockwood Health System is comprised of Deaconess and Valley Hospitals, in addition to Rockwood Clinic. 

Rockwood Health System will become part of MultiCare’s integrated not-for-profit health care system, which includes four acute-care adult hospitals, one acute-care children’s hospital, and a robust network of community-based primary, specialty and urgent care facilities.

The purchase will include expanding access and building a stronger network of care for people and communities in the Pacific Northwest. 

MultiCare and Rockwood physicians will share their best practices to enhance hospital services and community-based environments, including Rockwood’s network of urgent and ambulatory care and surgery centers.

President and CEO of Multicare Health System Bill Robertson says he is excited to bring Rockwood Health System into the Multicare family. “Together, we will contribute to the health and vitality of the community in greater Spokane and across Washington State,” Robertson said. 

The purchase is expected to be completed sometime in the spring of 2017.

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