Health Care


Richland native has hand in development of new cancer drug

Jackie Tyler Jackie Tyler knew in high school that she wanted to help cure diseases. But...

Palliative care is a missing link in health care

When you receive a serious diagnosis, you may feel like you have an impossible decision to make. Do I seek...
Pacific Clinic in Kennewick has new owners and plans to expand its offerings to include more holistic health. (Courtesy Pacific Clinic)

New owner bets big on health care, pickleball at Pacific Clinic

Pacific Clinic, the sprawling fitness and health facility formerly known as the Tri-City Court Club, has a new owner and...
Columbia Basin Health Association is planning to build a new clinic in Pasco at the northeast corner of North Road 68 and Three Rivers Drive. CBHA operates three other clinics in Othello, Connell and Mattawa, providing medical, dental, mental health, eye care, pharmacy and more all under one roof. Pictured is the Connell clinic. (Courtesy Columbia Basin Health Association)

Rising costs delay plans for fourth CBHA clinic

Columbia Basin Health Association is coming to Pasco. The small health system, which operates clinics in Othello, Connell and Mattawa,...
A rise in overdose deaths among construction, labor and trades, and restaurant and food service workers industries prompted the Benton-Franklin Health District to begin an outreach campaign. The drive involves equipping and educating the public to be ready to treat an overdose with naloxone. (Courtesy Benton-Franklin Health District)

Campaign underway to get life-saving medication in everyone’s hands

Overdose prevention could be viewed as the new CPR: the Benton-Franklin Health District wants everyone to be prepared and know...

Health care sector continues to grow, but is health of population improving?

In prior years, this column’s annual look at health care in the greater Tri-Cities has treated the sector as a...
Claude Hafez provides personal training to clients of all ages, but has a passion for working with seniors, including, from left, Joan Young, Maggie Shearer and Loria Kirsch. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Trainer motivates seniors to keep moving to stay fit

Claude Hafez Personal trainer Claude Hafez believes most everyone can move and she won’t take “no”...
An 88,000-square-foot Prosser Memorial Hospital and 14,000-square-foot medical office building, pictured at right of main entrance, will be built on 33 acres on North Gap Road north of Interstate 82 rest area in Prosser. (Courtesy PMH)

Prosser Memorial to break ground on $78 million hospital complex

Prosser Memorial Health plans to break ground this spring on a $78 million hospital complex on 33 acres north of...
As one of the only compounding pharmacies in Eastern Washington, Malley’s Compounding Pharmacy in Richland helps with bioidentical hormones, often for menopausal symptoms, and also dispenses veterinary medications. (Courtesy Malley’s Compounding Pharmacy)

As pandemic pushes people to be healthier, pharmacy is ready to help

Since the start of the pandemic, Malley’s Compounding Pharmacy has weathered a prescription-filling rush, a shutdown, a slowdown and then...
The city of Kennewick authorized a $4.1 million, 12,000-square-foot expansion of Trios Southridge Hospital in January. The project builds on the hospital's birthing center addition, which debuts in the spring. (Courtesy Trios)

Trios Southridge expanding medical floor along with birthing center

Trios Southridge Hospital is expanding its medical/surgical floor as it adapts the existing hospital for the new birthing center, which...

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