Location Profile

Ritzville, Washington

Facility Type
Critical Access Hospital
Facility Location
Ritzville, Washington
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider located in Ritzville, Washington. Part of a Washington health organization, the facility takes pride in offering comprehensive services and needed care in the area. Services of the provider include emergency care, diagnostics, radiology, and physical therapy.

Community Overview

Ritzville is located in Southeast Washington and is a small town known for its wheat production. The close-knit community, nice park, and charming movie theatre are part of its attraction. Safe for families, Ritzville is between Spokane, Washington and Seattle, Washington making it a convenient place to live.

Cost of Living


Public schools in the area are run by the Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools which includes 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. Students get the attention they need in the district, as it offers a very low student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. Nearly 40% of the students are proficient in math and nearly 50% are proficient in reading. The district was named among the top 70 safest school districts in the state by Niche.com. Students flourish in a small and friendly environment, and have access to Chromebooks along with other educational technologies. There are no private schools in Ritzville, however, there may be some in the surrounding area.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Ritzville has a few shops located in its historic downtown. Less an hour away is Moses Lake, Washington with Walmart, Marshalls, Staples, and other brand-name stores. Grocery shopping in Ritzville includes Ritzville Pretty Good Grocery and Harvest Foods.

The Ritz Theatre, located right in town, is a 1937 gem that offers new movies each month. Enjoy some local public art as you travel along the Heavy Metal Sculpture Tour. Located throughout Ritzville are a series of large metal sculptures to spot; among them are a cowboy and a bronco. Lasting Legacy Wildlife Museum is a popular destination for people visiting the area. This museum features large displays of animals from around the world, and educates visitors about the animals and where they live. Ritzville also has several museums that preserve area history. The Dr. Frank R. Burroughs home was built in 1899 and holds a great collection of vintage furniture and clothing from the area. The Ritzville Railroad Depot is all about turn-of-the-century railroad history and includes displays with functional telegraph equipment plus a real Northern Pacific caboose.

The Big Bend Family Fun Center features bowling for all ages in Ritzville. For outdoor fun, there’s the City Park. Here, you’ll find a splash pad, playground, picnic area, and beautiful surroundings. Ritzville also has a water park with a pool, slide, toddler area, and concessions open in the warmer months after school lets out. About an hour away is the Palouse Falls State Park, a 105-acre property with a breathtaking waterfall measuring nearly 200 feet. Paddle and canoe near the end of the waterfall, or simply swim in the water. Hiking will let you enjoy unimaginable views plus an assortment of wildflowers and even a few species of wildlife. In the winter, the waterfall might freeze up, which makes a cool sight for a picture or a two. The park also includes a walking trail and interpretive trail with facts about the land.

Ritzville residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of events throughout the year. Each spring, the town throws a Spring Fest which features an art show, car show, live music, and family activities. The Harvest Fest is a celebration of the area’s wheat heritage and offers a parade, scarecrow contest, community fair, plus other fun. The year is rounded out with a Fall Fest and Winter Fest. The area is growing in diversity, and nearby Spokane, Washington has a Filipino-American Association.

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Crime Rate

You’ll be plenty safe in Ritzville. Crime in the area has decreased by nearly 20% over the last year, and the city has a dedicated police department with officers who offer 24/7 patrol of the area. Niche.com gave the city a crime and safety reading of B+, just points away from an A.

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