Trios Health is a multi-faceted public healthcare system located in southeastern Washington, primarily serving the Tri-Cities—Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland—and surrounding communities.
The current hospital facility is a 101-bed hospital owned and operated by Kennewick Public Hospital District since 1952 and governed by an elected Board of Commissioners. Our second full-service, state-of-the-art Trios Health Hospital is under construction and scheduled to open in spring 2014 to accommodate the area’s expanding healthcare needs. As part of our new Trios Southridge Hospital, a seven-floor, 160,000 square-foot medical office building has also been approved for construction to include advanced diagnostic imaging, a retail pharmacy, laboratory, physical therapy, a medical infusion center, and other ambulatory services.
Great physician practice opportunities! Our medical staff includes over 280 providers with over 100 employed providers. We have multiple outpatient specialty Care Centers throughout Kennewick, including three urgent care locations and the area’s only after-hours pediatric care center. Trios Health was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by JCAHO in Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care in 2012.
Known as “The Heart of Washington Wine Country”, the Tri-Cities region is situated at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima Rivers in southeastern Washington State with more than 160 wineries within a one-hour drive. With a moderate climate (300 days of sunshine annually!) , we are home to endless recreational opportunities including water sports, hunting, fishing, golfing, and 3 professional sports teams.
Tri-Cities is a thriving smaller community with easy access to major metropolitan areas of the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle, Spokane, and Portland. The three communities have a combined population of over 250,000 people. It is a progressive, family oriented, growing community.
The high desert climate (lots of sunshine!) has July average temperatures of 92 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night. The median low temperature in the winter is 34 degrees. Average rainfall is about seven inches per year.
The Tri-Cities is heir to Native Americans, explorers, trappers, missionaries, railroaders, settlers, and builders who came before it. In 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped at the confluence the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Sacajawea State Park now lies at their original campsite and commemorates their visit.
The early 1860s saw the first real settlements, and by the late 1800s the area was beginning to open up to more settlers and agriculture. In the 1930s hydroelectric dams were built along the Columbia River adding some light industry.
The name Kennewick is derived from "kin-i-wack," a Native American name meaning "grassy place." Kennewick was first home to the Chemnapam tribe who called it "winter haven", an appropriate title as the tribe gathered in the mild climate to trade, fish and pasture their horses. With a population of over 74,000, Kennewick is the largest of the three cities and relies on light industry and retail to support its thriving economy. The original Trios Health hospital campus, previously known as Kennewick General Hospital, is located in the heart of downtown Kennewick.
Transportation is a dominant part of Pasco's history. Pasco originally grew out of railroad activities, incorporating in 1891. In 1910, the city founded the first airport west of the Mississippi River. The first airmail service ever initiated in the U.S. originated in Pasco in 1926.
Originally a small farming community, Richland's population boomed in 1943 when the government built the country's first nuclear reactor on the Hanford site. The top-secret Manhattan Project resulted in the making of plutonium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, effectively ending World War II. Richland was maintained as a government town until its incorporation in 1958. In 1964, after years of development of the atom during both war and peace, the government announced the curtailment of plutonium production and the shutdown of Hanford reactors. The Hanford site still continues however to be a thriving center of activity for nuclear research, development, and waste management.
Today, agriculture is still an economic staple with more than 200 varieties of fruits, grains, vegetables and crops grown in the Columbia Basin. The development of the Tri-Cities as a technological center began with the establishment of Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the 1943 and continues today. Light and heavy industry, tourism, recreation, shopping, and a sophisticated transportation system also contribute to the diversified economy.
Excellent education systems, affordable housing, cultural arts and entertainment, and a variety of outdoor activities all combine to make the Tri-Cities a rich, vibrant community.