Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center has a long and rich history. The Sisters of Providence opened St. Elizabeth Hospital in August of 1891. It became the first and only hospital in Yakima, and carried that distinction for 59 years.
St. Elizabeth’s grew from performing their first surgery on a kitchen table in a seven room house to completing the first nuclear medical lab in Central Washington in the 1960’s. The Sisters of Providence continued to provide the community with excellent healthcare for years to come.
After years of losing money and in danger of closing, a new chapter of history began when Providence Yakima Medical Center was sold to Health Management Associates (HMA) in 2003. Although met with some resistance, HMA has put nearly 20 million dollars into revitalizing and updating Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center into the outstanding facility it is today. With several large projects on the horizon, HMA will continue to support advances at Yakima Regional. With a combination of compassion, experience and technology, we strive for excellence in healthcare.
As we continue to grow and change, we hope that you will become a part of our history by choosing Yakima Regional for all of your health care needs.
"To improve the health status of the communities we serve through compassionate, high quality, accessible and cost effective care. We value those who provide our care and those who receive our care. We accomplish this through partnership, dedication, service, quality and stewardship."
Yakima Regional maintains a commitment to excellence, and a commitment to the community. In 2007 alone, Yakima Regional supported more than 30 local events and organizations. From local schools to the Humane Society, the Red Cross to the YMCA, Campfire USA to the Yakima Symphony, Yakima Regional is proud to be an integral part of the Yakima community. We look forward to connecting with new people all over the valley for years to come.