Questions of patients' rights are pitted against the safety of health care workers on a daily basis locally, and throughout the country
Chelsea Shanda can take a punch.
Nine years after Deaconess and Valley Hospitals were sold to the for-profit Community Health Systems, they're going nonprofit again
Two other health systems tried to run Deaconess and Valley hospitals — and struggled to balance the books — before it was MultiCare Health System's turn to take a crack at it. Nearly a decade ago, Community Health Systems, a big health care conglomerate from Tennessee, came to Spokane with its eye on Empire Health — a nonprofit on the edge of bankruptcy that had just seen a $7 million loss and laid off 130 employees.