Providence Hospital in Everett at sunset Monday night. Officials Providence St. Joseph Health Ascension Health reportedly are discussing a merger that would create a chain of hospitals, including Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, plus clinics and medical care centers in 26 states spanning both coasts. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Providence Hospital in Everett at sunset Monday night. Officials Providence St. Joseph Health Ascension Health reportedly are discussing a merger that would create a chain of hospitals, including Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, plus clinics and medical care centers in 26 states spanning both coasts. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Merger would make Providence part of health care behemoth

Providence St. Joseph Health and Ascension Health are said to be talking. Swedish would also be affected.

You must sign in or register to continue reading content.

More in Local News

Gallery: Flames fill the sky near Snohomish

A building stocked with nursery supplies burned for hours before firefighters could extinguish it.

Fifth-grader Frankee Powers walks behind her team’s gravity car as it moves down a hallway at the University of Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. Students from Marshall Elementary in Marysville built gravity cars as part of a one week engineering program. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Marysville fifth-graders are engineers for a week

They built gravity cars during a week-long stay at the University of Washington.

Pedestrian struck and killed on I-5 near Stanwood

The man was walking in a northbound lane of the freeway.

Tiny homes to be allowed at Lynnwood tent encampent

The City Council voted 6-0 to give organizations greater flexibility in hosting tent villages.

Oak Harbor bank employee accused of stealing from customer

She also is suspected of taking money from a cash drawer; altogether nearly $38,000 went missing.

Settlement proposed in bad-smell class action lawsuit

A judge still must approve an agreement between Cedar Grove Composting and Marysville residents.

Fired Langley police chief agrees to $80,000 separation pay

David Marks was terminated following accusations of excessive use of force on a mentally ill person.

Lovick to Sax: Take down website or we may wind up in court

The Democratic state representative’s lawyer has threatened to file a defamation lawsuit.

Everett Community College President Dr. David Beyer on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The Henry "Scoop" Jackson winner is Everett Community College president David Beyer as named by the EASC. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Everett Community College’s president retiring after 13 years

After 13 years at the helm, David Beyer plans to retire next June.

Most Read