MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital, the area's largest birthing hospital, must expand to provide urgently needed birthing facility upgrades and prepare for the coming baby boom.
Children's Village needs to expand for pediatric specialists providing integrated specialty care to thousands of children, some of whom have been waiting for up to eight months for their intake appointment.
Babies won't wait and children with special health care needs shouldn't have to.
Our community built Children's Village, a nationally recognized, shining example of excellence in children's health care. The children it serves are relying on this community to keep it strong and available to more children in need. Without your investment in helping fragile children today, what will their future hold?
We need to expand our existing programs and services to ensure all children have access to the critical health services necessary to give them their best start in life.
- Over the past 10 years, the number of children served by Children's Village has more than doubled, from 4,000 per year to 8,100 per year, on average.
- Medical specialty clinics at Children's Village are projected to grow 52% over the next five years, from 4,450 to 7,254 clinics (specialist appointments) per year in 2025.
- Pediatric therapy services at Children's Village are projected to grow 30% over the next 5 years, from 6,650 to 8,645 visits per year by 2025.
- One in six children has a disability or developmental delay, and the newest data shows that one in 54 children has autism.
- The Family Birthplace was last updated in 1993 and is in need of upgrades to better serve families.
- There have been over 70,000 births in the Family Birthplace since it was last updated.
- The Family Birthplace is a Level III regional perinatal center and is the referring center for Central Washington.
Bring More Medical Pediatric Specialty Clinics to YakimaLearn more
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