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Children's Hospital Opens Tri-Cities Clinic

May 15, 2008

 Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center opened its newest specialty clinic, Children’s Tri-Cities Clinic, located at 969 Stevens Way, Suite 1B in Richland.

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center opened its newest specialty clinic, Children’s Tri-Cities Clinic, located at 969 Stevens Way, Suite 1B in Richland. The clinic is staffed by Children’s physicians and nurses, who work in collaboration with community providers to increase the availability of pediatric specialty care services in Benton and Franklin counties.

Patients from birth to young adulthood will be seen at the clinic for consultation and follow-up services including: cardiology, gastroenterology, genetics, nephrology, orthopedics, prenatal cardiology, pulmonary and rheumatology. The clinic also offers fetal cardiac consultation in partnership with Tri-Cities Maternal Fetal Medicine.

“For families in the Tri-Cities community who have children with special healthcare needs, frequent travel to Children’s Hospital in Seattle can be overwhelming,” said Sanford M. Melzer, MD, senior vice president of strategic planning and business development at Children’s. “Our Tri-Cities clinic allows us to provide children and their families with access to the best specialty health care while allowing them to stay in their home communities.”

The Tri-Cities clinic joins the family of Children’s regional clinics in Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way and Olympia. The regional clinics bring care closer to where patients live and also support Children’s efforts to grow responsibly by decentralizing outpatient services and focus inpatient care on the main hospital campus.

“Children’s Tri-Cities Clinic is a wonderful addition to pediatric services available to families in our community,” said Cheryl Ricketts, RN, manager of Children’s Tri-Cities Clinic. “We are also pleased to be working closely with local pediatricians and family care providers to give consistent care to the children of Benton, Franklin and surrounding counties.”

To schedule appointments at the clinic for cardiology, gastroenterology, genetics, nephrology, orthopedics, prenatal cardiology, pulmonary or rheumatology please call (509) 946-0976.

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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