Children's center names Julie Raekes as director

Dr. Julie Raekes has been named medical director for the Children's Developmental Center in Richland.

Raekes is a Tri-City physician practicing in internal medicine and pediatrics. She will continue to practice at Three Rivers Family Medicine and will work a limited number of hours per month as the center's medical director, a news release said.

Raekes resigned from her position on the developmental center's board to become medical director.

As medical director, she will provide consultations for the center, which works with children from birth to age 3 who have disabilities.