YAKIMA, WA. -- A local hospital gets a prestigious national award.
RT magazine named Yakima Regional Medical Center one of the Best Respiratory Care Departments in the country.
This is the first time Regional has been honored with the award. Department Director Tom Utigard says the award is well deserved.
"I have a great staff here," Utigard said. "Very talented, very professional staff that deserved this type of recognition so it was very rewarding for me to hear that we got this award."
The award is given to the top 50 Respiratory Care Departments around the country as part of National Respiratory Care Week in October.