Safe Sitter classes teach boys and girls safe, nurturing childcare techniques

Safe Sitter classes teach boys and girls safe, nurturing childcare techniques

Memorial Family of Services is offering a series of one-day Safe Sitter classes for boys and girls, ages 11-13, to learn safe and nurturing childcare techniques.

Students will gain behavior management skills and learn how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Instruction includes basic first aid, infant and child CPR, and choking child rescue, though students will not become CPR-certified.
Students will also learn important life skills, such as introductory employment skills and safe habits, and they will gain confidence in how to deal with children.

This one-day course is being offered at Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road in Yakima, on the following dates: June 13, 23, and 30; and July 7, 18 and 28. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Students should bring a sack lunch. The fee is $40 and includes the class, a Safe Sitter manual and course completion card.

To register, visit yakimamemorial.org and click on classes and events. For more information, contact Martin Sanchez at 509-577-5015 or martinsanchez@yvmh.org.

Memorial wins a 2016 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital wins a 2016
Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award

Honored for commitment to health care environmental stewardship.

YAKIMA, WA. – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital has been awarded the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

The Partner Recognition Award is given to health care facilities that have begun to work on environmental improvements, have achieved some progress, and have at least a 10 percent recycling rate for their total waste stream.

Memorial met the recycling rate by:

  1. Recycling all of its HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) shredded paper: an average of 78 tons a year.
  2. Florescent light bulbs: 1,133 pounds
  3. Batteries: 3,200 pounds
  4. Lead aprons: 157 pounds
  5. Cooking oil: 29.83 tons
  6. Toner cartridges: 2.6 tons
  7. Cardboard: 63.85 tons

Other environmentally friendly improvements included a 17 percent reduction in greenhouse gases and a heat-recovery program for kitchen refrigeration and waste systems, projected to save over 2 million gallons of water and almost 920 million BTU’s annually.

 

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital was also certified with honors as a Green Cleaning Hospital by the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard.

“This award demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the health of our patients, staff and community,” said Russ Myers, CEO of Memorial Family of Services.

“We look forward to working with Practice Greenhealth to continue navigating the path to sustainability for the future of health care,” said Kate Gottlieb, Memorial’s Sustainability and Wellbeing Coordinator.

The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented May 19 in Dallas at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.

is the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is a 226-bed, acute-care, nonprofit, community hospital serving Central Washington’s Yakima Valley. Memorial Family of Services includes primary care practices and specialty care services including high-quality cardiac care; cancer care through North Star Lodge; breast health at `Ohana Mammography Center; acute hospice and respite care at Cottage in the Meadow, winner of the Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association for innovative palliative and end-of-life care; pain management at Water’s Edge; an advanced NICU unit, the only place in Central Washington that offers specialty care for at-risk infants; advanced services for children with special health care needs at Children’s Village; and The Memorial Foundation, a separate 501c(3) organization that raises funds for innovative health care programs in the Yakima Valley (www.memfound.org).

Visit Memorial online at www.yakimamemorial.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yakimavalleymemorialhospital), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Yakima_Memorial) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/yvmh).

Classes and Events This Week

New and Updated Events
5/15, 12pm Yakima Greenway Col…
5/25, 2pm Cooking With Herbs (…
5/26, 6pm Cooking With Herbs (…
Events for May 15 – 21
Sun
May 15
10:00 am Walk with a Doc- Franklin Park
Franklin Park
Ends @
11:00
Walking is an easy, fun and healthy activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages! Not only does walking decrease your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressur…
12:00 pm Yakima Greenway Color the Way 5k New!
Yakima Greenway -Sarg Hubbard Park
Ends @
1:00
Color the Way 5k! Great news! Memorial is teaming up with the Yakima Greenway Foundation to offer a $5.00 discount (75 discounts available – first come, first serve) for the COLOR THE WAY 5K! Get your…
1:00 pm Childbirth Education, Sunday 2-day class (Day1)
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
5:00
Class covers: what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. Please note:…
Mon
May 16
11:30 am Lamplight Bible Study/support group
North Star Lodge
Ends @
1:00
Lamplight Bible Study is designed for cancer patients and their caregivers/family members. You will see how the Bible can help navigate through their cancer journey. Classes held every other Monday.
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
7:00
Pre-natal Yoga helps decrease tension, improve flexibility and
strength, prepare for the birthing process, and cultivate a connection
between mother and child. No Yoga experience necessary!  If you…
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
Tue
May 17
10:00 am Diabetes Dialog Support Group – Daytime Session
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
11:00
Diabetes Dialog Support Group Classes are offered twice per month except June, July and August.  Please call to register for March and December programs. (509) 249-5243

Goal Setting & Preventing…

12:00 pm North Star Knitters
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
Cast on to this active, fun-loving group of knitters (many survivors) and learn to knit, crochet and teach others. All the yarn is provided and the laughs are free. Ask your oncologist or nurse about…
2:00 pm My Health, My Life (Orientation and 6 Classes)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness
Ends @
4:30
My Health, My Life is designed to help individuals who suffer from chronic illness learn simple techniques on how to live a healthy life
by managing their symptoms. This six-week program will help you…
6:00 pm Clase de dar Pecho y Cuidado Básico del Bebé
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
9:00
Clase de dar Pecho y Cuidado Básico del Bebé

*Nuevos padres con Recién Nacidos son
especialmente invitados. El papa y/o la persona de
apoyo son bienvenidas a las clases.

Clase de dar Pecho
Si usted…

Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
7:15 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Gentle Yoga
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
8:15
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
Wed
May 18
11:00 am North Star Lodge Oncology walking group
Walk location varies -call 509 574-5875 for current location
Ends @
12:00
Welcome to the NSL walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for patients to get together in a casual atmosphere for some physical activity and socialization. The walking session wil…
12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support
Memorial Maternal Health
Ends @
1:30
Do you ever ask?
“Will I be able to breastfeed after my baby is born”?
“Am I doing this right?”
“Is this supposed to hurt like this?”
“Is my baby getting enough to eat?”
You are not alone. All…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Bilingual Family Fitness and Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
8:30
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
Thu
May 19
12:00 pm Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
A cancer diagnosis can cause anxiety, stress and sometimes
depression for patients and their caregivers. There are natural
ways to combat these side effects and it’s something anyone
can learn.
An…
Women Supporting Women Through Cancer
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the moment of diagnosis and for the rest of your life you are a survivor!  Within the Support Group find Hope, Encouragement and a Connection with other women just like you!  It does not matter w…
1:00 pm Alzheimer’s Caregivers support group
Living Care Retirement Community
Ends @
2:30
Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a pe…
6:00 pm Tomando Contro de su Salud/My Health, My Life (Orientacion y 6 clases)
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
8:30
¡Lo Encontramos! El Secreto para Vivir Mejor
Acompáñenos y adquiera técnicas más sencillas para alcanzar una salud Física, Mental y Espiritual más optima.
• Para comunicarse más efectivamente con su…
6:30 pm Infant CPR
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
8:00
Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. Learn to recognize when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR, and how to…
Yakima Autism Support Ends @
8:00
The Parent to Parent program offers emotional support and information to families raising children with special health or developmental needs. Events and classes hosted by Parent to Parent are free bu…
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
8:30
We want you to be healthy for life! Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise ! The exercise classes are available…
Fri
May 20
9:00 am Parent to Parent group Scrapbooking Ends @
11:00
The Parent to Parent program offers emotional support and information to families raising children with special health or developmental needs. Events and classes hosted by Parent to Parent are free bu…
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos.
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
4:30
Cuide de lo que verdaderamente es importante – su Salud.

¿No tiene cobertura médica?
‘Ohana tiene información de programas que ayudan a cubrir el costo de este importante examen.
Llame para más…

Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
5:30
`Ohana, Memorials Mammography center, offers a walk-in clinic for screening mammograms, Fridays, 2:30–5:30 p.m.  No appointment is necessary and interpreters are available. The name of the doctor who…
Sat
May 21
9:00 am Childbirth Education -1 day class, Saturday
Memorial’s Community Education Center
Ends @
5:00
Class covers: what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. Please note:…

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Upcoming Events for May 22 – 28
Sun May 22 1:00 pm Childbirth Education, Sunday 2-day class (Day 2) (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
Mon May 23 4:00 pm Diabetes Prevention Program orientation (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
5:30 pm Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español (Children’s Village)
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Valley Parents -Sunnyside support group
Tue May 24 12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
2:00 pm My Health, My Life (Orientation and 6 Classes) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:30 pm Baby Basics (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
7:15 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Gentle Yoga (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Wed May 25 11:00 am North Star Lodge Oncology walking group (Walk location varies -call 509 574-5875 for current location)
12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
Cancer Support for Men, Women and Families (Wellness House)
2:00 pm Cooking With Herbs New! (North Star Lodge)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise – Bilingual Family Fitness and Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Thu May 26 12:00 pm Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session (North Star Lodge)
6:00 pm Cooking With Herbs New! (North Star Lodge)
Tomando Contro de su Salud/My Health, My Life (Orientacion y 6 clases) (Memorial’s Community Education Center)
7:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Gentle Yoga (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Fri May 27 2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)

View the entire calendar online

Mayhem and Miracles Revving at the Ridge Motorcycle Poker Run and Show-n-Shine Saturday, May 21

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Reckin’ Crue partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and The Memorial Foundation to raise money for health care needs of Yakima Valley children

YAKIMA – The not-for-profit Reckin’ Crue Inc. will host the third annual Mayhem and Miracles Revving at the Ridge Motorcycle Poker Run and Show-n-Shine Saturday, May 21, at River Ridge Golf Course to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The event includes two morning four-person scrambles, a motorcycle poker run on the golf course, motorcycle rodeo, burnout contest and a motorcycle show-n-shine, as well as golf competitions, raffles, a silent auction and other activities. Scrambles start at 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., and admission is $200 per four-person team. The on-course Poker Run is scheduled for noon: Admission is $20. General admission to the day’s events is $10.

River Ridge Golf Course is located at 295 Golf Course Loop in Selah. For more information, contact John Drakes at (509) 941-7263 or check out the Mayhem and Miracles event page on Facebook.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Department at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, as well as programs and services at Children’s Village, which serves Central Washington children with special health care needs and their families.

Memorial is one of 170 nonprofit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that treat severely injured and ill children in the U.S. and Canada.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital at CMNHospitals.org.

About Memorial Family of Services and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is a 226-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital. As the Children’s Miracle Network hospital for Central Washington, Memorial has the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the region, as well as a Pediatric Unit. Memorial also partners with other community organizations to serve children with special health care needs at Children’s Village, which offers medical clinics, developmental evaluations, dental services, occupational and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, care resource coordinators and physical therapy.  Visit Memorial online at yakimamemorial.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yakimavalleymemorialhospital), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Yakima_Memorial) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/yvmh).

 

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Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR, May 19

 

Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR

May 19, 2016

Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. Being prepared for such an emergency can make all the difference.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an opportunity for parents and caregivers of infants to learn when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR and how to care for an infant who’s choking. The class is May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial’s Community Education Center, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. No registration is needed. The cost is $5 per person.

This is not a CPR certification class. But knowing how to respond in the first few minutes of an emergency – before professional help arrives – can mean the difference between life and death. If you are the parent or caregiver of an infant, learn infant CPR!

For more information, call 509-248-7322 or visit the Classes and Events page at yakimamemorial.org.

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Workshop helps children who are grieving the death of a loved one

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications: (509) 577-5051

Workshop helps children who are grieving the death of a loved one

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a hands-on workshop on Sunday, May 15, to help guide children ages 4 to 17 and their parents or guardians through the grief associated with the death of a loved one. The workshop offers children the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts through creative activities and to meet others who have experienced a similar loss.

While children at the workshop are participating in activities to assist their recovery, parents and guardians will be involved in a grief recovery program geared for adults.

There is no charge for the workshop, which will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road, Yakima. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Joyce Scott at JoyceScott@yvmh.org or 509-577-5062.

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Grief workshops are made possible by community donations to The Memorial Foundation and through Memorial Hospice, the Memorial Small Grant Program, Memorial’s Spiritual Care Program and Children’s Village.

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Overdoses in Yakima Linked to Deadly Drug

Yakima Police Department
News Release

Subject: Fentanyl
Contact: Public Information Officer Mike Bastinelli – 509-424-0068 (cell)
509-576-6549 (office)
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Communications Specialist Rebecca Teagarden – 509-577-5051

Joint News Release Date: Friday, May 6th, 2016

Overdoses in Yakima Linked to Deadly Drug

In Yakima this week there have been several drug overdoses resulting in grave injuries, and the Yakima Police Department is investigating a potential link to the drug Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a potent drug that has reportedly been seen in increasing numbers in several of the larger cities in the Pacific Northwest, but a case involving Fentanyl in Yakima had not occurred, until now.

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug when not used or handled correctly. Dr. Marty Brueggemann, Chief Medical Officer and emergency medical doctor at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, warns citizens to, “…not take any pill unless it is prescribed by a doctor and purchased through a pharmacy.”

All of the people who have overdosed on Fentanyl in Yakima recently purchased the drugs off the street. “At this point we’re trying to sort through what we’re dealing with,” said Brueggeman. “People are taking drugs and the effect is not what was expected, so we believe that there is something really dangerous out there.”

In one case the victim believed she was taking Percocet, but lab test determined it was Fentanyl. In other cases the victims took what they believed was Xanax, but it has not yet been determined what they actually ingested.

The Yakima Police Department and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital warn citizens to not take any pill that was purchased off the street.

Bid now! Support Children’s Village and watch Seahawks/Sounders in style from private  suites at CenturyLink Field

 

This year, the community has an opportunity to support Children’s Village and enjoy a Seahawks or Sounders game from a luxury suite at CenturyLink Field in Seattle by being the highest bidder for the two items in a new online auction.

The football-lover’s package includes a luxury suite at either the Seahawks-Minnesota Vikings game Aug. 18 or the Seahawks-Dallas Cowboys matchup Aug. 25 for themselves and 19 friends, complete with snacks. The suite includes hosted light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and eight parking passes for the game. The starting bid is $10,000.

The soccer-lover’s package includes a luxury suite for the Sounders-Real Salt Lake match on Oct. 23, the Sounders’ final game of the season, for the highest bidder and 19 friends. The suite also includes hosted light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and eight parking passes. The starting bid is $3,000.

Online auction bidding begins Monday, April 25, and concludes the evening of May 21, the night of the annual YouthWorks Council fundraiser Passion for the Village at Children’s Village.

To bid on either package go to: memfound.org/cvauction.

The luxury suites were donated by Virginia Mason Health System, a partner with Memorial Family of Services.

Children’s Village is a regional integrated center for children with special health care needs and their families, with multiple service providers all under one roof. The comprehensive family-centered organization aims to meet each child’s need for individualized care with over 30 different kinds of specialized services. There are medical specialty clinics, developmental evaluations and collaborative diagnostic clinics, dental services, occupational, physical and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, behavioral intervention and nurse home visiting programs. The Village also offers a comprehensive parent and family support group called the Parent to Parent program. Find out more at yakimachildresnvillage.org.

The Memorial Foundation is a 501c(3) organization that raises funds for innovative health care programs in the Yakima Valley (www.memfound.org).

 

Golf Evaluation and Training

“There is not one most efficient way to swing a golf club, it’s dependent on the limitation of the body for each individual. If you can take steps to improve your power, efficiency and reduce injuries, you can improve your golf game overall.” Joel Buffum , MS, ATC AT-L Titleist Performance Institute certified.

Good News! Our recent advertisement for Memorial’s Golf Evaluation and Training incorrectly listed the program cost as $375.  The price of our TPI 1.5 hour screening and follow up corrective session is only $250.  Learn how you can take advantage of this program and improve your golf swing at https://www.yakimamemorial.org/medical-services-orthopedic-services-sports-medicine.asp

7 Steps To Prevent Stroke

You don’t have to make big changes to reduce your heart attack and stroke risk. Here are 7 healthy habits that could save your life:

Live smoke-free. If you smoke, quit.

Monitor your blood pressure. Keep your numbers below 120/80 mm Hg.

Maintain a healthy weight. Target a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25.

Watch your cholesterol. Strive for a total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL.

Control your blood sugar. Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL.

Get active. Log 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity – like brisk walking – per week ( or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity).

Eat a heart-healthy diet. Make vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and fish mealtime staples. Limit sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.

Source: American Heart Association