Astria Health officials informed its staff that they are diligently working with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH)’s Certificate of Need (CN) office regarding Astria Toppenish Hospital (ATH)’s closure of its Family Maternity Center in December 2022.

“You may have read a recent article that stated the DOH is considering possible disciplinary action against ATH over the December closure of the Family Maternity Center,” said Astria Health President & Chief Executive Officer Brian Gibbons during a staff leadership meeting on February 15. “I understand that this sounds like cause to be concerned, but it is not. While the article is factually correct, it lacks context and detail.”

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