Growing Facilities to Meet Care Demands: 1980 - 2000
In the 1980s and 1990s, Kadlec continued to grow and expand, to meet the needs of a growing region. In 1981, Senator Henry M. Jackson helped break ground for another expansion project. Phase I of the project included a whole-body CT scanner, a heart catheterization lab, a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit for coronary and trauma patients.
In 1987, Same Day Surgery was added, and in 1991, the MRI facility began operation. Kadlec partnered with a group of physicians to build the Tri-City Regional Surgery Center, an outpatient surgery center. Adjacent to the Kadlec campus, the Corrado Medical Building and Richland Medical Center were built adding space for physicians. In 1996, the Leslie Gage Health Center in South Richland was built to meet the growing demand for services in that area of the community.