Washington approves sale of two Spokane hospitals
AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 21, 2008
The Washington Health Department has approved the sale of two Spokane hospitals to Franklin, TN-based Community Health Systems. The not-for-profit Empire Health Services is selling Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and Medical Center for $272 million. They have a total of 511 acute-care beds and treat more than 225,000 patients a year.