CBHA opens the Othello Family Clinic on Cedar Street
The Columbia Basin Health Association (CBHA) was socially incorporated in 1972. It was first located in a small office on Cedar Street. Staff included one doctor, a nurse, and several support personnel. Industry then, as now, in the Othello area revolved around agriculture and the labor force necessary to sustain it. “Keeping Healthy those who Feed the World”, soon became the motto. These few words captured what CBHA aspired to do and what continues to drive its mission to provide equal access to quality health care to all persons regardless of age, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, or the ability to pay.