Next year, the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund will begin providing benefits to over 1,000 members at Deaconess and Valley Hospitals in Spokane, Washington.

On July 1, 2017, Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System officially acquired both hospitals from Community Health Systems based out of Tennessee. The Training Fund currently serves over 130 members at MultiCare’s Auburn Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital.

At Valley Hospital, Training Fund benefits will be available for eligible members in the Service/LPN, Professional-Technical, and RN Bargaining Units. At Deaconess Hospital, benefits will be available for eligible members of the Service/LPN and Professional-Technical Bargaining Units.

New members can access benefits starting January 1, 2018.