2017 Best Hospital: Kadlec Regional Medical Center - courtesy of Tri-City Herald


For more than 70 years, Kadlec has upheld its “unwavering commitment to its mission of providing safe, compassionate care to patients,” according to Reza Kaleel, chief administrative officer. The hospital is celebrating its fifth year of being the undefeated top pick of Tri-Cities citizens.

From its inception, Kadlec has played a vital role in meeting the community’s health needs, and carries on that tradition today, continually expanding to increase access to healthcare. A new urgent/primary care clinic opened in west Kennewick this past year, and in addition to a 94-bed expansion to the Richland hospital campus, express care opened in two of Tri-Cities’ busiest areas. To better fulfill their goal of providing high quality service close to where patients live, Kadlec also offers outpatient services via their Healthplex system.

The secret to their success, Kaleel says, comes from their caregiver employee base of over 3,500. “[They] combine skills and expertise with tenderness and compassion.” As Kadlec continues to expand, the company also extends itself to the scholarly medical community, working with collegiate medical programs to “establish an excellent training ground for the nurses, therapists, technologists and doctors of tomorrow,” said Kaleel. Kadlec also works to educate citizens through their Kadlec Academy and Healthy Ages programs.

On behalf of Kadlec, Kaleel said, “We are gratified with the trust our patients and community have placed in us. We look forward to partnering with our patients and serving as a valued service to the Tri-Cities area 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thank you!”

1. Kadlec Regional Medical Center

5x winner!

888 Swift Blvd., Richland, 509-946-4611