Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency is an ACGME and AOA accredited, community-based program in Grandview, Washington. It is the first medical residency program established in the Lower Yakima Valley, located in south central Washington State. Sollus Northwest is affiliated with Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, the largest community based health center in the Pacific Northwest. The interdisciplinary staff is dedicated to remaining a patient-centered, integrated health care organization serving families in Washington and Oregon.
The mission of Sollus Northwest 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.
The residency program is sponsored by OPTI-West in Pomona, California, and is affiliated with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Washington. In addition to working in our Grandview clinic, residents gain clinical experience at Trios Health in Kennewick, Wash.; PMH Medical Center in Prosser, Wash.; and Sunnyside Community Hospital in Sunnyside, Wash.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic provides a broad range of general and specialized medical, psychiatric, nursing, women's health, social work, and ancillary services for the primary care patient in a community-based clinic. YVFWC 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. YVFWC 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 first 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.