MultiCare Health Systems based in Tacoma now extends its service area to eastern Washington with completion of its purchases there effective tomorrow, according to an announcement from the seller, Community Health Systems – a publicly-traded, for-profit hospital group.

Deaconess Hospital with its 388 beds license in Spokane, along with the 123-bed Valley Hospital in Spokane Valley and the multi-specialty Rockwood Clinic will now be reporting to MultiCare’s CEO, Bill Robertson, and its board of directors.

MultiCare reportedly paid $425 million to acquire the Spokane area assets and hired David O’Brien from Humboldt, Calif., to manage the operations being added to what is now a statewide healthcare network.