The year was post-war 1952 and the Tri-Cities had been through a devastating flu epidemic, deaths from diphtheria and smallpox, and birth after birth in homes without the aid of physicians. It was high time for the kind of hospital this area deserved. So the people banded together and after years of hard work and perseverance and opened Kennewick General Hospital. It was hailed as "a symbol of what a community can do" through hard work, ingenuity, and dedication. We were built by the community, for the community, and we will never forget it.
A variety of essays have been written about the genesis of what has now—several decades later—evolved into a full-service healthcare system with one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in the region and an enduring reputation for caring. We encourage you to read the two essays below for a special glimpse into why we remain proud and committed, after all of these years, to giving you our best.
KGH…A Community Built Hospital —Thomas Moak, 1992, An early history of medicine and hospitals in Kennewick and the Tri-Cities.
Kennewick General Hospital: Community Built, Community Owned —Barbara J. Kubik, 1993, A detailed account of the efforts to build Kennewick General Hospital.
In 2013, we changed our name to Trios Health and began ushering in a new era as we opened a brand new campus in south Kennewick and began expanding our care locations to make our services more readily available.
Today, we continue to add to an already large and diverse team of physicians and serve our area's fast-growing population at Trios Southridge Hospital, as well as several specialty care clinics.
In 2018, we also became a UW Medicine Community Health Partner and began working closely with Lourdes Health in Pasco in Making Communities Healthier.
We have been here for you for 70 years. And we will continue to be here, with the same care in our hearts but with a system transformed for a new era of healthcare.