As it is, Yakima has only 2 hospitals. Thankfully, both of them are wonderful institutions with great staff.
I had the opportunity to spend some time at Yakima Regional and was absolutely amazed by the caring and compassionate nature of the staff. For some reason, this hospital gets a bad rep around town. I think that has more to do with the CEO and management than the actual professionalism of the health care workers. I've spent time in hospitals in many large cities and small towns, and feel that Yakima Regional is definitely in my top 5 hospitals. Very highly reccomended.