Best Practices Healthcare Center Mission and Vision

Our mission at Best Practices Healthcare Center in Selah is to provide the best care that we possibly can to our neighbors here in Selah and our surrounding Yakima Valley. We are independently owned by two local families with a vision and heart for people to be, and to feel, cared for and taken care of. Our team is made up of local people that want to serve our local community. Our desire is to treat people the way that we would like our own families to be treated. We are here to keep you and your loved ones healthy, as well as to care for you when you are not.

Read an article from the Yakima Valley Business Times that was written when we first opened – New Family Medical Clinic Offering Urgent Care in Selah

Best Practices Healthcare Selah WA

Our Story

Best Practices Healthcare Center provides Family Practice, Urgent Care, and Podiatry services to residents of Selah and the surrounding communities.

Dr. Sunny Bhaskaran and Greg Swart first worked together in 2002 at Cornerstone Medical Clinic in Yakima. Over time, they developed a friendship that extended to include their respective spouses, Sheeba Bhaskaran and Janis Swart. Longtime Selah residents and healthcare professionals, Greg and Janis wanted to bring quality healthcare into their community. They already owned Best Practices Medical Center in Yakima and Dr. Bhaskaran and Sheeba owned Pinnacle Sleep Center. Thus, both couples had experience and a passion for community medical care at the clinic level.

The opportunity to realize their dream came in January 2020 when Astria Health closed their clinic in Selah. Dr. Bhaskaran called Greg and suggested that they look at the clinic. Following a tour, the four developed a business plan and quickly progressed towards an opening on November 4, 2020.

The clinic initially had two Family Practitioners, Kaylee Vantrease, ARNP and Jody Gray, ARNP, who came from Compassion Family Medicine and Grandview Clinic, respectively. Urgent Care was provided by Stacie Olson, ARNP who had previously worked at Yakima Memorial Hospital. Support staff were hired including X-Ray Technologists, Medical Assistants, front line staff, and management. Additional support was provided by Best Practices Medical Center in Yakima.

Staff describe the initial days as “chaotic”. Developed processes needed modification. New contacts had to be identified. Supply chain issues existed back then, too. One provider recalls waiting a month for her desk to arrive. Some patients followed Kaylee and Jody from their old practices. Even so, the early patient flow was a trickle. Providers and staff gave those early patients a lot of attention due to the low patient/staff ratios. The fact that the clinic included Urgent Care services was largely unknown in the community. The owners ramped up advertising and, slowly, the word got out that we were available 7 days a week.

In February 2021, we added another Family Practice Provider, Tim Aussink, PA-C. In April 2021, we added a second Urgent Care Provider, Matthew Rosenberger, ARNP.

November of 2021 was very different from November of 2020. The reason, of course, was COVID. We began to get very busy to the point where staff had to park outside of our normal footprint. Staff stepped up to ensure we could provided testing and treatment for the Selah community. In one record day, we saw 110 people in Urgent Care alone. Comparatively, we see about 30 Urgent Care patients per day since the recent rapid decline of the omicron variant.

In November 2021, we added Podiatry services when Dr. Melissa Hong, DPM, MS joined the practice.

Best Practices Healthcare Center is proud to be contributing to Selah’s wellness. Healing is Here!

Meet The Owners

Greg and Janis Swart

Greg and Janis Swart

Greg and Janis met while they were both employed as nurses at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in the early 90s. Greg is a graduate of Naches High School and Janis from Selah. They were married in 1996 and celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2021!  Greg and Janis live in Selah with three amazing children, Carson, Jessie, and Christian.

Greg was employed by Cornerstone Medical Clinic in Yakima as an ARNP for 8 years before opening his own clinic, Yakima Avenue Medical Clinic in 2009. He was voted Washington State’s Nurse Practitioner of the Year that same year.  A couple of years later, Yakima Avenue Medical Clinic moved across the street to their current location and became Best Practices Medical Clinic.

Skip forward to 2020 when a local hospital system closed their medical clinic in Selah. The opportunity became available for Greg and Janis to join Sunny and Sheeba John and reopen the empty clinic, forming Best Practices Healthcare Center in Selah. We are very excited to be offering Selah’s first ever Urgent Care Clinic as well as Family Practice and Podiatry services.

It is a personal honor to have the opportunity to provide the best possible medical care that we can to the residents of Selah. Janis is proud to have grown up here and to have been a member of the Selah community since she was born. Her dad owned and operated Wenas Feed and Rental in Selah for over 35 years, where she grew up pumping gas and loading feed for friends and neighbors. Greg and Janis have a passion for independently owned family business and their goal is to serve Selah with the same kind of old fashioned, meaningful care that they grew up with.

Sheeba John and Sunny Bhaskaran

Sheeba John and Sunny Bhaskaran

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Best Practices Medical Clinic is aptly named. It is the best medical clinic me and my family have been a part of. We followed our doctor here and we are beyond happy with the clinic and staff. They offer a variety of services to meet our needs, including General Practice providers, Podiatry, X-Rays, Mental Health Services and referrals when needed. Best Practices offers an Urgent Care Clinic that we drive from our home in Yakima to use. The staff are friendly, kind, courteous, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Best Practices to everyone. They are worth the short drive from Yakima to Selah.

Kimberly, Patient