The Washington State Hospital Association, representing 98 hospitals around the state, has sued the state over new rules that add state scrutiny of hospital affiliations and mergers to a law that previously allowed the state to review only hospital “sales, purchase or lease” arrangements. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court, asks the court to invalidate…More
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The horse may be out of the barn on this one, with most hospitals in Washington settled into mergers and affiliations with bigger systems — many of them Catholic, with the attendant restrictions on reproduction and end-of-life care. Even so, the state’s Department of Health has hatched new rules requiring that any hospital changing control in…More
The latest health-care partnership was made official this week: The boards of both Virginia Mason Medical Center and Evergreen Healthcare voted to approve their “strategic partnership” first announced in November. The two organizations say they plan to collaborate and integrate services, beginning with cardiac care and home and hospice care, but won’t combine finances or management….More