The Yakima Herald-Republic will continue to cover the Astria Health bankruptcy and Regional closure in the days ahead.

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Contact reporter Mai Hoang at or call the newsroom at 509-577-7751

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Nearly a year ago, Janneke Emery stopped doing ultrasounds at Astria Regional Medical Center. The move to halt services came after months of the hospital being, at best, late with payments, and in many cases failing to pay for some services entirely.

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Astria Health has resolved issues with Medicare payments and hasn’t yet decided what will happen with the Regional Medical Center building in Yakima now that the hospital has closed, the organization’s attorney said Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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