Washington Hospital Closures, Openings, Mergers, and Acquisitions

  This list does not include Critical Access Hospital conversions, unit changes, or all name changes      
Year Hospital City Type of Change Notes

Valley General Hospital
EvergreenHealth, December

Monroe affiliation  

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center
PeaceHealth, November

Friday Harbor opened  

Harrison Medical Center
Franciscan Health System

Bremerton pending affiliation  

Auburn Regional Medical Center
MultiCare Health System

Auburn acquisition  
  PMH Medical Center
Kadlec Regional Medical Center, April
Prosser affiliation  
Virginia Mason Medical Center, February
Kirkland strategic partnership  
  Swedish Health Services
Providence Health & Services, February
Seattle affiliation  
2011 Deaconess Medical Center
Integrated system under the Rockwood
Health System
Spokane system integration  
  Valley Hospital Medical Center
Renamed Deaconess Hospital and
Valley Hospital
  Olympic Medical Center
Swedish Health Services, October
Port Angeles affiliation  
  Central Washington Hospital
Wenatchee Valley Medical Center,
pending September
Wenatchee pending affiliation  
  United General Hospital
PeaceHealth, pending July
Sedro-Woolley pending affiliation  
  Valley Medical Center
University of Washington Medicine
Health System, July
Renton affiliation  
  Swedish Medical Center/Issaquah
Outpatient services and specialty
clinics opened, July
Issaquah opened  
  Southwest Washington Medical Center
Vancouver affiliation  
2010 Stevens Healthcare
Swedish Medical Services, September
- No longer governed by board of Public
Hospital District No. 2 of
Snohomish County renamed Swedish
Medical Center/Edmonds
Edmonds affiliation  
  Enumclaw Regional Hospital
Facility replaced by new construction,
now St. Elizabeth Hospital
Enumclaw replaced, renamed  
  Shriners Hospital for Children - Spokane
Moved from no-fee status to potential
fee for service
Spokane re-classified  

Swedish Medical Center/Issaquah
Free-standing emergency hospital;
financial reports submitted to DOH

- as part of license 001 (Swedish
Medical Center/First Hill, Ballard)

Issaquah opened  
  Northwest Hospital and Medical Center
University of Washington Medicine Health SystemRenamed UW Medicine/Northwest
Hospital and Medical Center
Seattle affiliation  
  St. Anthony Hospital
New hospital, Franciscan Health System,
March 2009
Gig Harbor opened  
2008 Deaconess Medical Center
Acquired by Community Health Systems
from Empire Health System, changed from nonprofit to for-profit status
Spokane acquisition  
  Valley Hospital and Medical Center
Acquired by Community Health Systems
from Empire Health System
Spokane Valley acquisition  
  Group Health Eastside Hospital
May 1, 2008
Redmond closed  
  Deer Park Hospital
Closed by Providence Health and
Services, March 2008
Deer Park closed   
2007 Enumclaw Community Hospital
Acquired by Franciscan Health System
May 2007, renamed
Enumclaw acquisition  
2006 Puget Sound Behavioral Health
Closed as an inpatient psychiatric
hospital, January 2006
Tacoma closed  
  Good Samaritan Community Healthcare
Acquired by Multicare Health System
Puyallup acquisition  
2005 Legacy Hospital Salmon Creek
New hospital, Legacy Health,
August 2005
Vancouver opened  

Capital Medical Center
Acquired by Capella Healthcare,

November 2005

Olympia acquisition  

Affiliated Health Services
Separated to original two hospitals
January 2004: Skagit Valley Hospital
(207), United General Hospital (206)

Mt. Vernon / Sedro-Woolley disaffiliated   
  Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie re-opened  
2003 Providence Yakima Medical Center
Acquired by Hospital Management
Associates, Inc. (HMA)
Yakima acquisition  
  Providence Toppenish Hospital
Acquired by Hospital Management
Associates, Inc. (HMA)
Toppenish acquisition  
  Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
Temporary license suspension,
November 2003
Snoqualmie closed  
2001 Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
January 2001
Snoqualmie re-opened   
  Wenatchee Valley Hospital
New hospital, August  2001, owner,
Wenatchee Valley Clinic, purchased beds
from Cascade Valley Medical Center (158)
Wenatchee opened   

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
New hospital, January 2001, a joint
venture of Children's Regional Hospital
and Medical Center, University of
Washington Medical Center, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle opened  
  Puget Sound Behavioral Health
Re-classified as a psychiatric hospital,
license number 182
Tacoma re-classified  
2000 Vencor Hospital
Acquired by Kindred Healthcare, renamed
Seattle acquisition  
  Providence Seattle Medical Center
Acquired by Swedish Health Services,
Seattle acquisition  
  Puget Sound Hospital
License suspended, acquired by Pierce
County, the same license number, and
renamed Puget Sound Behavioral Health


1998 Allenmore Community Hospital
Formed Tacoma General Allenmore
Hospital (176), license number
146 terminated
Tacoma merged  
  Tacoma General Hospital 
1997 THC Seattle Hospital
Acquired by Vencor, Inc., renamed
Vencor Hospital Seattle
Seattle acquisition  
  Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
June 1997
Snoqualmie closed  
  CPC Fairfax Hospital
Acquired by Behavioral Healthcare
Corporation, renamed BHC Fairfax
Kirkland acquisition  
  West Seattle Psychiatric Hospital
New hospital, August 1997
Seattle opened  
1996 Fairfax Hospital
Acquired by Community Psychiatric
Centers, renamed CPC Fairfax Hospital
Kirkland acquisition  
  Capital Medical Center
Acquired by Columbia/HCA April 1996,
renamed Columbia Capital Medical Center
Olympia acquisition  
1995 Providence Hospital (Everett)
Formed Providence General Everett
Medical Center (084), license
number 027 terminated
Everett merger  
  General Hospital Medical Center
  Seattle 5th Avenue Hospital
Acquired from BRIM Healthcare Corporation
by THC, Inc., renamed THC Seattle Hospital
Seattle acquisition  
  Deer Park Health Center and Hospital
Acquired by Providence Services
Deer Park acquisition  
1994 Northwest Regional Hospital for
Respiratory Care.  New hospital,
January 1994
Seattle opened  
  Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
September 1994
Snoqualmie re-opened  
  St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
Opened as separate entity from
Deaconess Medical Center (037)
Spokane opened  



St. Luke's Memorial Hospital
St. Luke's facility became Deaconess Rehabilitation Institute
Spokane merger  
  Deaconess Medical Center
Activity reported under Deaconess 037R license, January 1993
  Mountainview Hospital
Converted to counseling center which
closed June 1994
Tacoma closed  
1992 Snoqualmie Valley Hospital
May 1992
Snoqualmie closed  
  Ballard Community Hospital
Facilities renamed Swedish Medical Center/Ballard, and Swedish Medical Center/Seattle
Ballard merger  
  Swedish Medical Center
License number 036 terminated, all
activity reported under license
number 001
  Community Hospital - Yakima
October 1992, converted to ambulatory
surgery center
Yakima closed  
1990 St. Cabrini Hospital
November 1990
Seattle closed  
  West Seattle Community Hospital
June 1990
Seattle closed  
  Lakewood Hospital
Acquired by Franciscan Health System,  renamed
Lakewood acquisition  
  Cascade Oaks Hospital
Acquired by St. Peter Hospital (159),
license number 918 terminated
Olympia merger  
1989 St. Luke's General Hospital
Merged with St. Joseph Hospital (145),
license number 188
Spokane merger  
  St. Joseph Hospital (Bellingham)
  Humana Tacoma Hospital
Acquired by MultiCare Health System,
renamed Allenmore Community Hospital
Tacoma acquisition  
  Medical Dental Building Hospital
Converted to outpatient facility,
August 1989
Seattle closed  
  Riverton General Hospital
Acquired by Highline Community Hospital (126), license number 185
Burien merger  
  Highline Community Hospital
1988 Centralia General Hospital
Formed Providence Hospital - Centralia
(191), license number 184
Centralia merger  
  St. Helen Hospital
  Mount Linton Hospital (Metaline Falls)
January 1988
Metaline Falls closed  
  St. Joseph Hospital (Aberdeen)
Purchased by Grays Harbor Community Hospital (063)
Aberdeen acquisition  
  Medical Dental Building Hospital
Filed bankruptcy January 1988,
re-opened under new ownership,
October 1988
Seattle re-opened  
  St. Joseph Southwest Washington (Vancouver).  Formed Southwest
Washington Medical Center (171),

license Number 170 terminated
Vancouver merger  
  Vancouver Memorial Hospital      
  Cascade Oaks Hospital Olympia opened   
1987 St. Francis Community Hospital
New hospital, May 1987
Federal Way opened  
  Pacific Medical Center
Converted to outpatient facility,
July 1987
Seattle closed  
  Monticello Medical Center
Formed St. John's Medical Center
(Longview), license number 151
Longview merger  
  St. John's Hospital  Longview    
  Shorewood Osteopathic Hospital Burien closed  
1986 Northgate General Hospital
Purchased by Northwest Hospital, facility converted to outpatient care, license
number 196 terminated
Seattle merger  
  Northwest Hospital Seattle    
  Spokane Doctors Surgical Hospital
July 1985
Spokane closed  
1985 Central Memorial Hospital (Toppenish)
Acquired by Providence Health System, renamed Providence Central Memorial
Hospital (199),license number 087
Toppenish acquisition  
  Valley Memorial Hospital
Formed Sunnyside Community
Hospital (198), license numbers
062 and 135 terminated
Sunnyside merger  
  Sunnyside General Hospital      
  Black Hills Community Hospital
(Olympia), January 1985 (renamed
Capital Medical Center, April 1991)
Olympia opened   
  Eye and Ear Hospital (Wenatchee)
Converted to short-stay facility briefly,
then closed December 1985
Wenatchee closed  
1984 Doctors Hospital (Tacoma)
Acquired by MultiCare Health System, converted to outpatient facility, license
number 149 terminated
Tacoma acquisition  
  McKay Memorial Hospital
Converted to nursing home
Soap Lake closed  
1983 St. Joseph Hospital (Aberdeen)
Acquired by Providence Health System
Aberdeen acquisition  
  St. Helen Hospital
Acquired by Providence Health System
Chehalis acquisition  
  Woodside Hospital   closed  
1980 Doctors Hospital (Seattle)
Merged with Swedish Hospital Medical
Center (001)
Seattle merger  
  Seattle General Hospital Seattle    
  Deer Park Health Center and Hospital
New hospital
Deer Park opened  
1979 Tri-County Hospital Deer Park closed  
1977 Group Health Eastside Hospital
New hospital
Redmond opened  
  Vancouver Hospital
Formed Southwest Washington Hospitals
(170), license number 002
Vancouver merger  
  St. Joseph Community Hospital
  Edgecliff Tuberculosis Hospital Spokane closed  
1976 Nelems Memorial Hospital Snoqualmie closed  
  Roslyn-Cle Elum Hospital
Converted to outpatient facility
Cle Elum closed  
1975 Rosewood Hospital
Merged with Central Washington
Hospital (168)
Wenatchee merger  
  St. John Hospital (Port Townsend)
Acquired by Jefferson County PHD No. 2
from Sisters of Providence (renamed
Jefferson General Hospital in 1985)
Port Townsend acquisition  
1973 Douglas County Memorial Hospital
Converted to nursing home
Brewster closed  
  Firland Hospital Seattle closed  
  Booth Memorial Hospital Spokane closed  
Data Sources: Washington State Department of Health CHARS History document, Washington State Hospital Association files, hospital websites.


  046 PMH Medical Center (Prosser) pending alliance Kadlec, pending October