Press Releases

KVH commissioners Terry Clark and Jon Ward earn Health Care Governance Certification

The certificate represents awardee’s commitment to effective health care leadership. Ellensburg, WA – March 15, 2021 – Commissioners Terry Clark and Jon Ward of Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) have spent the last year strengthening their understanding of hospital governance and ability to enhance board effectiveness through participation in the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and […]

KVH partners with The Shoemaker Foundation to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Kittitas County

Kittitas Valley Healthcare has partnered with the Shoemaker Foundation to implement the Blue Band Initiative in Kittitas County; a project that aims to improve awareness, recognition, and management of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a multi-system progressive disorder that can occur any time during pregnancy and up to six weeks after delivery. It is characterized by hypertension […]

The Foundation at KVH helps protect healthcare workers in the COVID-19 response

August 13, 2020 Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) would like to thank The Foundation at KVH and its many donors for their support of employee safety through the purchase of 15 Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs). On March 2, 2020, KVH activated its Incident Command Team in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the first tasks […]

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 […]