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Lourdes Opens New West Pasco Health Care Facility

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PASCO, Wash.--  A new, specialized health center is now open in Pasco.  Lourdes West Pasco is a new, state of the art medical facility focusing on family medicine, women's health, and diagnostic imaging.

The center has been open for about two weeks, but Monday was the ribbon cutting and blessing.  It's the latest project of Lourdes Health Network, which has been a staple in the Tri-Cities for 93 years.  Health leaders say west Pasco is a growing area, so they wanted to expand there.

Funding came from the Lourdes Foundation and federal money, which Representative Doc Hastings helped secure.  He says, "I have a special feeling for Lourdes because I grew up here in Pasco.  All my children were born there.  They [Lourdes] provide quality health care and a growing community needs that."

Lourdes west Pasco will have about 35 employees and hopes to have 25,000 visits a year.

It has brand new technology and the latest innovations in ultrasounds, mammograms, other diagnostic tests, and even cosmetic surgery.  Doctors there hope to cover everyone from birth to death.