Press Releases

Public Health: Take Children to Doctor Appointments

The Kittitas County Incident Management Team (IMT) and Kittitas County Medical Providers want to remind caregivers to continue to take children in for routine medical visits, which include administration of scheduled vaccine.  The Washington State Department of Health’s data shows a 30% drop in vaccines during the month of March.  According to the Washington State […]

KVH Commissioner appointed to AHA Committee on Governance

Kittitas County Public Hospital District #1 (KVH) Commissioner Matthew Altman, Ph.D., has been appointed to the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance (COG). An advisory committee of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees, the 26-member COG represents AHA’s trustee members and participates in the association’s advocacy, policy and resource development, with a particular […]

Over $14,700 raised in the fight against breast cancer

The Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) and the Ellensburg Rodeo Association celebrated another successful Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) campaign in 2019. Money was raised through selling pink merchandise and accepting general donations on the Sunday of Ellensburg Rodeo. This year, $7,179 was raised on rodeo Sunday. In addition to the funds raised […]

KVH Medical Arts Center – Call for artists

Kittitas Valley Healthcare seeks to commission artists or artist teams to design artwork for its new Medical Arts Center (MAC) at 100 E Jackson Ave in Ellensburg. The Medical Arts Center will be home to KVH Family Medicine – Ellensburg, KVH Women’s Health, and KVH Pediatrics, as well as other healthcare partners and collaborators. For […]

KVH Medical Arts Center remodel to improve healthcare access

Kittitas Valley Healthcare will partner with VK Powell for the remodel of its medical arts center, which was acquired by the public hospital district in late 2017 as an impactful step in the district’s goal to improve access to healthcare for patients and visitors to Kittitas County. The contractor was accepted as low bidder at […]

KVH Urgent Care moves to new location

KVH Urgent Care – Cle Elum is moving to their new location on Monday, January 8, 2018.  In order to provide uninterrupted coverage for our patients services will cease at their current location at 201 Alpha Way in Cle Elum at 10:00 p.m. on January 7 and will resume at 10:00 a.m. on January 8 […]

New Facility Plan Emerges from 2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Recent strategic planning and two recent property purchases have KVH adjusting its 2016 master site facilities plan.  In mid-2017, KVH purchased the 22,000 square foot former Royal Vista skilled nursing facility. More recently, the public hospital district acquired the 36,000 square foot three-story building near Super 1 and Rite Aid. The KVH Board of Commissioners […]

KVH Urgent Care – Cle Elum to Expand Hours

Beginning Sunday, January 8, KVH Urgent Care – Cle Elum will expand to 12 hours of daily operation, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Over the past several years the urgent care has been open for eight hours on weekdays and 15 hours on weekends, for a total of 70 hours per week.  The new […]