Health Care

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...

Hospital equipment library plans move to Richland

A Pasco nonprofit that lends medical gear, including wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches and more, is preparing to turn a vacant...

Eye, ear specialists team up to offer seniors one-stop care

A Kennewick audiologist and a Pasco optometrist have teamed up to launch a new business model to make it easier...

Tri-City health care has grown fast. Can the workforce keep up?

If there’s an economic competition at play in Benton and Franklin counties, the winning sector for the century to-date is...
Mindi Irvine, owner of Oasis Physical Therapy, stands next to a sign announcing her clinic’s fourth location, opening this summer at 1020 Queensgate Drive in south Richland. The 3,000-square-foot clinic is under construction behind her.

National company acquires Oasis Physical Therapy

An established physical therapy clinic with offices in Pasco, Kennewick and Walla Walla and two in Richland has joined an...

Here’s how to order free at-home Covid tests

Washington residents can request free at-home Covid-19 tests online at or for Spanish speakers. The initiative by the...
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business freelancer Laura Kostad of Kennewick had her first child during a global pandemic, and contracted Covid-19 three times in the past two years. (Courtesy Laura Kostad)

I had a pandemic baby and Covid three times. Here’s what I learned

My 10-month-old daughter is a pandemic baby through and through. She was conceived during the pandemic, she encountered the virus...
Naturopath Michael Whitney tests the arm strength of patient Susie Rathbone in his north Spokane office in this file photo. Rathbone was seeing Whitney for an allergy treatment. (Courtesy Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

What is naturopathy? Who is allowed to practice it in Washington state?

By Arielle DreherThe Spokesman-Review Washington was one of the first states to regulate naturopaths, and even today, the law requires...

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