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History

Yakima's first hospital is still a hospital of firsts. Celebrating 125 years of compassionate care in the Yakima Valley.

On August 2, 1891 the Sisters of Charity of Providence agreed to take care of sick government workers and the residents of Yakima, thus creating Yakima's first and only hospital, a distinction that was held for more than 59 years.

The first hospital was a 7 room house on the corner of Yakima and Naches Avenues. The hospital cared for 37 patients the first year, and within a year the hospital moved to a larger building to keep up with   the capacity.

St. Elizabeth's grew from performing their first surgery on a kitchen table   in the 1890s to opening the first Coronary Care Unit in the state in the 1960s and the region's first comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation facility in the 1980s. In 1994 St. Elizabeth Medical Center became Providence Yakima Medical Center, and in 2003 the name was changed to Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center.

Today, Astria Regional Medical Center is still leading the way in cutting-edge care for Central Washington. Over the past year, Astria Regional Medical Center has led Central Wahington's medical community in aquiring the most advanced technology in the world. From a fully SMART-technology enabled cardiac suite, to a comprehensive robot-assisted surgical program, and from world-class cath lab technology to cutting edge neurosurgery, imaging, pulmonary and respiratory advancements, Astria Regional Medical Center has invested over $50 million in our sophisticated, state-of-the-art facility.

With a commitment to experience, compassion and technology, we hope you will become part of our history by choosing Astria Regional Medical Center for all of your healthcare needs.