Klickitat Valley Health is a nonprofit care provider, operated
by Public Hospital District #1 of Klickitat County, Washington
and owned by the citizens of the district. An elected Board of
Commissioners, comprised of five community members who serve six-year
terms, governs the District. Union employees of the District are
represented by SEIU, Local 1199 NW.
The KVH Campus encompasses several facilities that include
Klickitat Valley Hospital, KVH Family Medicine, and Home Health
On Our Past
In April of 1946, the community of Goldendale
became the first in the state to take advantage of the new Hill-Burton
Act. The Act was established to assure health care services in
rural communities and provided low interest money to help rural
providers construct new facilities or enhance existing services.
Over the years the District has garnered strong community support,
enabling facility renovations in 1959, 1969 and 1986.
support for our latest bond measure in 2005 funded a 20,000 sq.
ft. Hospital addition that includes a new Diagnostic Imaging Department
and enlarged Emergency Services capacity, along with numerous
technology and facility upgrades.
In Our Future
One thing you
can count on healthcare is in a constant state of change.
As new research and treatments become available, technologies
improve and skillsets need to be updated. Over the history of
the District, the facilities of KVH have grown to incorporate
these developments and keep current with state requirements. We
consistently seek opportunities to develop new programs and services
which meet community needs, while contributing to the District's
Most Valuable Asset: Our Personnel
Meeting the challenge of rural healthcare depends on our most
valuable asset: the staff of medical professionals who take pride
in providing quality care in a friendly "hometown" environment.
Our team of doctors, nurses, therapists, technologists, home health
aides, administrators, facility maintenance and support staff
don't just care for our community - they're a part of it. As one
of the major employers in the county, Klickitat Valley Health
really is about caring for our families, friends and neighbors.