Palouse Medical was created from the combined vision and goals of four separate and locally owned medical practices. These practices felt passionately that by collaborating together and merging their Internal Medicine and Family Medicine clinics, they would be able to offer a comprehensive health care package and increase patient access to health care services along the full spectrum of patient care. During these early discussions each practice identified their concerns and goals. It was their shared desire to provide more services and better meet patient needs on a local level that served as the motivation for creating a multi-specialty clinic.
Having earned the necessary respect and trust from patients and the community throughout the years, the right dynamics were in place for the success of a merger of this magnitude. In the discussions that followed, they began developing plans to facilitate a merger that would help them achieve their shared model of “ideal” patient care. Keeping the best interests of the community at heart, the four practices decided to merge in August of 1998. This union began the formation of the organization that we know today as Palouse Medical.
ReadyCare was established by Palouse Medical in 2005. ReadyCare provides the opportunity for patients of all ages to be evaluated and receive treatment for a wide variety of health concerns and all without having to wait for an appointment!
ReadyCare allows patients to receive care when it is needed the most! While our minor care clinic centers on the care and treatment of acute illnesses and minor injuries, our office is conveniently adjacent to the Pullman Hospital for more emergent and critical health concerns. Our ReadyCare services are available 6 days a week and open to all residents and visitors of the Palouse!
We enjoy the patient-provider connection that only communities like ours can offer. Despite our growth over the years, we never lose sight of the reasons we are in healthcare!