Astria Regional Medical Center
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This hospital is a Level III adult trauma center.
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 and Cardiac Center. In 2017, the hospital joined a healthcare system called Astria Health and was renamed Astria Regional Medical Center. The cardiac services were expanded and within the hospital, the expert cardiology staff, state of the art facilities and cardiac programs were renamed Astria Heart Institute.
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