Judge: No turning back Astria Regional closure


John Gallagher said he and other Astria Health execu­tives went pretty much right to the end” in trying to prevent the closure of Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima.

Gallagher’s testi­mony did not persuade Astria Regional nurses and staff who crowded the U.S. Bankruptcy Court chambers. Many voiced their dissat­is­fac­tion with how Astria Health handled the hospital’s closure during Gallagher’s testimony.

In the end, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court declined Tuesday to recon­sider the autho­riza­tion to close Regional.


YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC: Judge: No turning back Astria Regional closure (1/14/20)