MultiCare Health System completed the acquisition of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and its associated clinics.
The Yakima health system includes the 226-bed inpatient facility and 26 clinics. The hospital, which will now be known as MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital, is MultiCare’s 12th hospital.
In addition to the hospital, the Yakima health system also has primary care and specialty care services including cardiac care; cancer care through North Star Lodge; breast health at `Ohana Mammography Center; hospice and respite care at Cottage in the Meadow; pain management at Water’s Edge; a level-3 NICU; and advanced services for children with special health care needs at Children’s Village.
Patients will notice some changes in signage, websites and correspondence over the next few months. There should be no disruptions of care, and patients will continue to access services from the providers they know and trust.
MultiCare will invest more than $100 million over the next several years to implement a new electronic health record, improve the facilities and expand services with a focus on returning services that left the community over the last decade.