Saltzer Health divests of 4 care facilities

Saint Alphonsus Health System Acquires Facilities from Struggling Saltzer Health, Promises Job Security for Employees

Saint Alphonsus Health System, a nonprofit health system based in Boise, Idaho, recently purchased three facilities from Saltzer Health, a physician group based in Nampa. The sale of the facilities came after Intermountain Health closed Saltzer Health on March 29 due to financial difficulties.

The facilities sold include two urgent care centers in South Nampa and Meridian, Idaho, as well as an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) in Meridian. The urgent care centers were closed on March 29 but are set to reopen in May once Saint Alphonsus installs IT equipment and an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The ASC has been operating “uninterrupted” under Saint Alphonsus’ ownership.

Saltzer Health had previously filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice on January 22 for its Meridian surgery center, indicating 216 layoffs. Saint Alphonsus has expressed intentions to employ all colleagues from the ambulatory surgery unit who remain in good standing and pass the pre-employment screening process.

Saint Alphonsus comprises four hospitals, 595 beds, 74 medical group clinics, and seven joint venture relationships, with 6,200 employees. The health system is part of Trinity Health based in Livonia, Michigan. Additionally, Intermountain Medical Imaging purchased Saltzer Health Imaging located at Ten Mile Clinic. The imaging center is scheduled to reopen in the week of April 8. Intermountain Medical Imaging and Intermountain Health are separate entities, and the former is offering jobs to multiple Saltzer Health imaging center employees with plans to offer more in the future.

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