Saltzer Health divests 4 care facilities

Saint Alphonsus Health System Acquires Three Facilities from Saltzer Health, Creating a New Era for Boise Healthcare Landscape

Saint Alphonsus Health System, a nonprofit health system based in Boise, Idaho, recently acquired three facilities from Saltzer Health, a physician group located in Nampa. The transfer of ownership occurred after Saltzer Health was closed on March 29 by Intermountain Health, which is based in Salt Lake City.

The facilities that were sold include two urgent care centers in South Nampa and Meridian, Idaho, as well as an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Meridian. The urgent care centers were initially closed on March 29 but are expected to reopen in May once Saint Alphonsus installs the necessary IT equipment and an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The ASC has continued to operate without interruption under the new ownership.

In January, Saltzer Health had filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice for the Meridian surgery center, indicating that 216 employees would be affected by the closure. Saint Alphonsus has stated its intention to employ all remaining ambulatory surgery colleagues who pass their pre-employment screening process. Additionally, recruitment efforts are currently underway for urgent care positions, with current Saltzer Health colleagues being given priority consideration for these roles.

Saint Alphonsus operates four hospitals with a combined total of 595 beds and seven joint venture relationships. With a workforce of 6,200 employees, the nonprofit health system plays a significant role in the healthcare landscape of Boise and surrounding areas.

Apart from the facilities sold to Saint Alphonsus, Saltzer Health Imaging at Ten Mile Clinic in Meridian was acquired by Intermountain Medical Imaging, which is based in Meridian. The imaging center is expected to reopen the week of April 8 under the new ownership. Intermountain Medical Imaging has confirmed that multiple employees from Saltzer Health Imaging will be offered positions and that additional employment opportunities may arise in the future.

It is important to note that Intermountain Medical Imaging and Intermountain Health are separate entities despite their similar names.

Overall, this acquisition marks a significant shift in healthcare providers within Idaho’s capital city and highlights how changing circumstances can impact both patients and employees within the industry.

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