Children's Hospital Opens Tri-Cities Clinic

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

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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