YAKIMA, Wash. — In joining the MultiCare network of not-for-profit medical facilities across Washington, leaders at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital anticipate major improvements to the framework of its operation by introducing technological advancements, outreach programs, sustainability efforts and more.
In a joint announcement between the hospital and MultiCare, Yakima Valley Memorial confirmed that it plans to institute new changes as a result of the partnership. A big part of that effort will be instituting an electronic health record system, which will help create more accessible records for patients.
“Our relationship with Memorial began in 2021 when we partnered to expand oncology services in the Yakima Valley region,” Bill Robertson, CEO of MultiCare said. “This agreement is a natural evolution of that partnership and aligns with our organizations’ mutual commitment to keeping the care Central Washington communities need in those communities.”
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With 226 hospital beds and various wings, the hospital will officially become MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital in 2023 when the merger is completed.
“Yakima Valley Memorial has provided quality patient care to the Yakima Valley for 72 years,” Carole Peet, CEO of Memorial said. “This agreement will strengthen our ability to provide robust primary and specialty care services to this community for decades to come. We are excited to join MultiCare and look forward to what our combined resources will offer the people of the Yakima Valley.”
It will become the 12th hospital within the network of MultiCare establishments across the state.
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