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Valley Medical Center, UW, schedule public meetings on strategic alliance: Here are the dates

Valley Medical Center has scheduled six public meetings where the public can get information and ask questions about the proposed strategic alliance with UW Medicine.

The medical center’s Board of Commissioners recently approved a letter of intent that allows executives with Valley and UW Medicine to work out the details of the alliance.

Under the alliance, Valley Medical Center would affiliate with UW Medicine, which has similar arrangements with Northwest Hospital in Seattle. Also part of UW Medicine are Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Public Hospital District No. 1 would continue to own the medical center and all its assets.

The meetings are:

KENT : Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m.

Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent

RENTON: March 3, 6-8 p.m.

IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton

NEWCASTLE: March 10, 6-8 p.m.

Coal Creek YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Newcastle

COVINGTON: March 16, 6-8 p.m.

Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Covington

MAPLE VALLEY: March 18, 8-10 a.m.

Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley

SEATAC: March 29, 6-8 p.m.

SeaTac City Hall

4800 S. 188th St., SeaTac

Information also is available online at www.valleymed.org.

Questions and comments can be e-mailed to affiliation@valleymed.org; and there’s a hotline for information, comments: 425-656-5056.

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