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Website allows consumers to compare hospitals

YAKIMA, Wash -- Consumers now have a new way to compare medical providers.  

The Washington State Hospital Association unveiled a new website about hospitals. The site allows patients to compare hospital pricing, quality and offers tools to explain hospital bills.

Russ Myers, Yakima Memorial's Chief Operating Officers, says most of the information provided isn't new.

"The concept of having information on a website is not new. But what the WSHA has done is put it in a really manageable, easy to access format."

Myers added the Internet has forced his hospitals and other medical providers to improve patient services.

The comparison tool is located at