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Yakima, Toppenish hospitals become nonprofit under Regional Health purchase

Yakima, Toppenish hospitals become nonprofit under Regional Health purchase

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Two local hospitals will join Sunnyside Community Hospital in the Regional Health family.

Regional Health announced the purchase of the Toppenish Community Hospital and Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center, August 31, 2017.

“We’re pleased to add these valuable local hospitals to the Regional Health family and return both to non-profit status," John Gallagher, President and CEO, Regional Health said.

This will allow the medical centers to directly reinvest into the communities and the healthcare needed in the region, Gallagher added.

Regional health will now have 1400 employees, three hospitals, 14 medical clinics and 24 specialty clinics between the Tri-Cities and Yakima.

It will be the largest healthcare delivery system based in Eastern Washington, according to a news release from Regional Health.

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