State Health Officials: bed wars must end between Kadlec and KGH

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- The Washington Department of Health wants to put an end to the bed wars between Kadlec and KGH.

In a proposed settlement, the department asked both Kadlec and KGH to drop appeals against the state.

Both hospitals had been trying to fight a decision that denied them additional hospital beds.

The heath department said it was in the public's best interest if both hospitals dropped the issue.

Kadlec and KGH will now decide if they want to follow the state's proposal.