Astria Toppenish Hospital recognized as the #1 Most Racially Inclusive Hospital in Washington State

Astria Toppenish Hospital recognized as the #1 Most Racially Inclusive Hospital in Washington State

(SUNNYSIDE, Wash., February 27, 2023) – Astria Toppenish Hospital was named one of the 2022 Top 20 Most Racially Inclusive Hospitals in the U.S. and the #1 in Washington State, according to the Lown Institute.

            “We’re honored to be named as one of the most racially inclusive hospitals in the nation,” said Cathy Bambrick, Astria Toppenish Hospital Administrator. “Our healthcare team loves to serve our patients and their loved ones throughout the greater Toppenish community. We take this responsibility to heart, and we’re advocating daily to receive the support we need to continue to serve our area.”

            The Lown Institute is a national think tank organization that focuses on the social responsibility of hospitals throughout the U.S. The Institute also ranked Astria Toppenish Hospital as the #1 Racially Inclusive Hospital and #5 for Health Equity in Washington State, and Astria Sunnyside Hospital as the #2 Racially Inclusive Hospital in Washington State.

According to its website, “The Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility is the first rankings program to examine the racial inclusivity of America’s hospitals and determine their success at serving the people of color in their communities.”

For more information about the Lown Institute and the recognition, please visit

            Astria Health, headquartered in the heart of the Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Astria Health is the parent organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital, along with 22 outpatient clinics offering primary care and specialty services, including but not limited to behavioral health, home health and hospice, neurosurgery, oncology, podiatry, rehabilitation therapy and sleep medicine. For more information visit



Posted February 27, 2023


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