Local non-profit medical center celebrates 20 years of service
YAKIMA, WA – Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), a not-for-profit healthcare provider, is proud to announce the 20th anniversary of its founding. The originating members joined together 20 years ago to form a grassroots movement with the primary goal of providing access to affordable and appropriate health care.
Today, CHCW is the medical home for more than 30,000 people in the Central WA area, providing them comprehensive care for all ages, regardless of the ability to pay. CHCW offers prenatal and obstetric services (in Yakima and Kittitas Counties), preventative medical services, care for acute and chronic illness, and care in our clinics and hospitals. In addition, its family medicine residency program, which has operated since 1993, is responsible for graduating nearly 30 family medicine doctors who practice in our area and continue CHCW’s vision to help ease the primary care shortage.
Founded by Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and Providence Yakima Medical Center (now Yakima Regional) in 1992, CHCW initially started as their Central Washington Family Medicine Clinic and Residency. For the past 20 years, the original goals continue to stay constant: to provide affordable, accessible and compassionate quality healthcare and support services to individuals and families and help fill the void of medical providers, especially family practice physicians in the Central WA area regardless of a patient’s ability to pay….