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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Whitman Hospital still going strong


February 6, 2020

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center employees 275 people and serves 10,000 within the hospital district.

On Jan. 8, 2020, Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima announced that it would be closing its doors due to continual financial struggles.

With the recent announcement of ARMC closing, Laurie Gronning, public relations specialist at Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, said it got her and CEO Hank Hanigan thinking that it might be a good time to remind the community of how lucky we are.

"I don't know it's kind of an unsettling time," Hanigan said. "On the more national scale, it's at least once a week there is a hospital shutting down. It goes through a cycle, this happened years ago, the...

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