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#TBT: Kadlec Regional Medical Center Celebrating 70th Birthday

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Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland has served thousands in the Mid-Columbia region for years. It's hard to imagine the center when it first opened its doors in 1944. Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland has served thousands in the Mid-Columbia region for years. It's hard to imagine the center when it first opened its doors in 1944.

RICHLAND, WA - Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland has served thousands in the Mid-Columbia region for years. It's hard to imagine the center when it first opened its doors in 1944.

Kadlec is celebrating it's 70th birthday and is this week's Throwback Thursday. Kadlec is a thriving medical center in the community but back in the day its main purpose was to help Hanford area workers and their families.

"People come from all over the U.S. to the Tri-Cities, to Hanford, to work and I think that was the same in the healthcare world. We have physicians and nurses that came from all over the U.S. to come here to provide health services for all of the people that were working out at the Hanford site," said Jim Hall, Kadlec Regional Medical Center.

Jim also says Kadlec's official birthday is in July when they plan to hold a celebration.

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