An important note for Kennewick residents and surrounding areas.

As of Tuesday July 15th, TRIOS Health Care Systems, formerly Kennewick General Hospital, will officially move their Emergency Room to the new hospital on Plaza Way near the Southridge Sports Complex.

The new hospital, which has been under construction the last two years, is fully operational and now will assume the critical care needs of TRIOS.

According to TRIOS officials:

Also beginning at 7am on July 15, the 900 S. Auburn Street location will no longer offer emergency services. Local emergency medical services (EMS) have been notified of this change so that they may transport patients to the correct facility. The closed ER location will re-open at 8:15am as Trios Urgent Care – Auburn, offering walk-in services and primary care appointments."

The new Southridge ER has 27 rooms and greatly expanded capacity over the downtown Auburn location.