Richland -- Massive growth in the Tri-Cities is affecting local hospitals, and they are working to meet the need.
Monday Kennewick General Hospital opened a new walk-in clinic on Keene Road just off of Gage Boulevard. Doctors will treat everything from colds, lacerations, and fractured bones.
Meanwhile, at the main hospital in Kennewick, a short stay unit also opened Monday. It's also is expected to cut back on crowding in other parts of the hospital, including the emergency room.