Local News - Local News - January 31, 2013
Providence Medical Group of Eastern Washington announced this morning that it has acquired the two anesthesia groups that work at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and at Providence Holy Family Hospital.
The acquired practices are Physician Anesthesia Group PS, which operated at Sacred Heart, and Anesthesiology Inc., which was at Holy Family.
Providence has combined the two groups as Providence Anesthesia Services, which employs 39 anesthesiologists and 94 certified registered nurse anesthetists.
Dr. Alan Rietze has been appointed medical director, and Dr. Phil Ogden is associate medical director.
The acquisition comes just over a month after Providence bought the Northeast Washington Medical Group, which had 26 physicians and serves Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Oreille counties. That practice has been renamed the Providence Northeast Washington Medical Group.
Providence Medical Group now includes more than 400 physicians and advanced practitioners, including primary-care providers, surgical subspecialists, and medical specialists.