Located at the foot of the Blue Mountains. The community of Othello is steep in history and blessed with beauty. Othello Hospital’s service area encompasses nearly 400 square miles of Adams County, Grant County, and Franklin County. The economy is agricultural based and the areas continued growth resulted in a new multi-story facility opening on January 19th 2000. The addition features; new emergency/trauma rooms, surgery rooms, pharmacy, laboratory, and meeting rooms.
The expansive beauty of the 23,200-acre Columbia National Wildlife Refuge includes portions of both Adams County and Grant County.. This artificial wetlands area, established in 1944, is an important stop for 200 species of migratory birds. The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival began in 1998. The festival attracts hundreds of visitors each March to watch an estimated 25,000 cranes (about 85 to 90 percent of the entire Pacific Coast population) rest and feed at the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge before continuing their migratory journey.