Sunnyside hospital officials launch rebranding effort

Regional Health is part of valley-wide focus

— “A new day is dawning over the Yakima Valley,” announces Sunnyside Community Hospital’s recent video proclaiming its Regional Health system.

Regional Health is described as a “... local, not-for-profit health care system.”

The new healthcare system will bring Sunnyside Community Hospital and Clinics, Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and Toppenish Community Hospital together to “... provide healthcare designed for the unique and special needs of our patients and communities—at each stage of life,” hospital officials announced on the Regional Health website.

That approach is pending the final acquisition of Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and Toppenish Community Hospital later this year.

Those acquisitions earlier this year followed the purchase of NOV/A Health in Yakima, the Yakima Ambulatory Surgery Center and Plastic Surgery Center.

Hospital officials said the regional system will provide “... local control of healthcare delivery to the people and families of the region with the following benefits.”

They said those benefits include returning both Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and Toppenish Community Hospital to not-for-profit status and local control.

“Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and Toppenish Community Hospital are community resources that need to be preserved,” they said.

Chief Executive Officer John Gallagher in the hospital’s newsletter said it is “on track” to soon break ground on a new campus on Alexander Road.

“I am proud of our physicians and health care team for adapting to change quickly, and I am thankful for the support of our community,” he said.

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