At Sollus Northwest, our mission is to improve health access and health status for rural, minority, and underserved persons living in the region by developing training programs for health professionals in our clinics where we serve those populations.
As the first medical residency in the lower Yakima Valley, Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency began in 2013 as an AOA accredited, community-based program in Grandview, Washington. Since then, Sollus Northwest has received ACGME accreditation and Osteopathic recognition and has continued to be affiliated with, and is sponsored by, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, one the largest community-based health center organizations in the Pacific Northwest. The interdisciplinary staff is dedicated to the patient-centered, integrated health care model of care. The program is also affiliated with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington, and the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. In addition to working in our Grandview clinic, residents gain clinical experience at Trios Health in Kennewick, Washington; Prosser Memorial Health in Prosser, Washington; and Astria Sunnyside Hospital in Sunnyside, Washington.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic provides a broad range of general and specialized medical, dental, psychiatric, nursing, women's health, social work, and ancillary services for the primary care patient in a community-based clinic. Grandview Medical-Dental Clinic opened in 1992 and was expanded in 2012. The Grandview clinic sits among rolling green fields in the Yakima Valley, halfway between the city of Yakima and the Tri-Cities. Grandview is a friendly community with many residents who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
The small-town clinic offers family medicine, internal medicine, pediatric care, women's health, family planning, after-hours care, behavioral health services, social services, a pharmacy, and health education. Grandview Medical-Dental Clinic sees more than 12,000 medical patients annually. Nearly 40 percent of our patients are pediatric patients, and more than 60 percent of all patients speak Spanish as their primary language.
In the heart of the Yakima Valley, Grandview is a growing community of over 10,000 residents located near the eastern border of Yakima County in south-central Washington State. Grandview is within 50 miles of Yakima and Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick. Grandview's economy is agriculture-based; with apples, cherries, concord and wine grapes, hops, asparagus, corn, wheat, dairy, and other fruit and vegetable production supported by processing plants and cold storage facilities.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic provides an interdisciplinary team model directed toward health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic medical conditions, referral to specialty care, and coordination of patient health care needs. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic received a level 3 PCMH recognition from NCQA in 2014.
Why “Sollus Northwest?”
“Sollus” is Latin for the adjective “full” or “whole.” It is an appropriate name for our medical residency program. “Sollus” dovetails well with the four tenets of osteopathic philosophy. In addition, it complements the mission and values of the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in its transformation of health care delivery into a true patient-centered medical home model.