Washington state nurses urge judge to keep hospital open


Nurses at Astria Health’s hospital in Yakima, Wash., are urging a bankruptcy court judge to recon­sider the hospi­tal’s closure, according to the union that repre­sents them.

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion’s emergency motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington claims that the court’s Jan. 8 decision allowing Astria Health to close Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima will have a profound negative impact on the commu­nity that the medical center serves, depriving local residents of a trauma center that provides emergency care to those in urgent need.”


BECKER'S HOSPITAL REVIEW: Washington state nurses urge judge to keep hospital open (1/13/20)