Virginia Mason Memorial hosts Baldrige Examiner Training Class in 2017

YAKIMA— In partnership with local leaders, Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) offers Examiner Training in communities across the Pacific Northwest to bring information, resources, knowledge, and best practices to organizations, communities and the region. Participants in this training class will experience a one-of-a-kind professional development and networking opportunity, and the chance to make a meaningful contribution to their organization’s improvement.

When: July 25-26
Where: Virginia Mason Memorial’s 16th Avenue Campus, 1470 N 16th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
Cost: $300

Join us and become leader in service to your organization, your community and your country.

For information on the 2017 Examiner Training Schedule and to register visit performanceexcellencenw.org

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About Performance Excellence NW
PENW educates organizations in performance excellence management and administers the only state awards and recognition program for performance excellence in the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID). We partner with Pacific Northwest organizations dedicated to improving their performance. Our main areas of focus are:

• Helping organizations achieve best-in-class levels of performance,
• Identifying and recognizing role-model organizations, and,
• Identifying and sharing best management practices, principles, and strategies.

PENW recognizes and awards organizations that have demonstrated exceptional performance excellence. These organizations are seen as models for organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and the nation who seek outstanding results.

About the Baldrige Program
The Baldrige Program is the nation’s public-private partnership dedicated to performance excellence.

The Baldrige Program
• Raises awareness about the importance of performance excellence in driving the U.S. and global economy
• Provides organizational assessment tools and criteria
• Educates leaders in businesses, schools, health care organizations, and government and nonprofit agencies about the practices of best-in-class organizations
• Recognizes national role models and honors them with the only Presidential Award for performance excellence

Learn more at nist.gov/Baldrige

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Classes and Events This Week

The Memorial Calendar

Events for June 18 – 24
Sun
Jun 18
Canopy Country RV Center’s CMNH CampaignJune 1 – 30
2904 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903
Canopy Country RV Center will donate $100 from every RV sale during the month of June to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial.
Dairy Queen Balloon CampaignJune 1 – July 27
Visit any participating Dairy Queen to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Dairy Queen will be selling CMNH icon balloons in exchange for your donation.
Mon
Jun 19
Canopy Country RV Center’s CMNH CampaignJune 1 – 30
2904 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903
Canopy Country RV Center will donate $100 from every RV sale during the month of June to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial.
Dairy Queen Balloon CampaignJune 1 – July 27
Visit any participating Dairy Queen to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Dairy Queen will be selling CMNH icon balloons in exchange for your donation.
8:30 am Safe Sitter -CLASS IS FULL
Children’s Village
Ends @
3:30
THIS CLASS IS FULL
One day course for boys and girls, ages 11-13, learn safe and nurturing childcare techniques, behavior managements skills, and how to handle emergencies when caring for children.
1:30 pm Scrapbooking
North Star Lodge
Ends @
3:30
Enjoy fellowship and creativity as you learn new techniques for scrapbooking, cards and decorations.  All scrapbooking materials are provided at no charge, just bring your own photos.
5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
¿Listo para actuar ahora?
Para inscribirse se requiere la referencia de un proveedor de salud
(puede ser doctor, enfermera registrada (enfermera de la escuela),
nutricionista registrada o cualquier…
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial 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 everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Tue
Jun 20
Canopy Country RV Center’s CMNH CampaignJune 1 – 30
2904 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903
Canopy Country RV Center will donate $100 from every RV sale during the month of June to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial.
Dairy Queen Balloon CampaignJune 1 – July 27
Visit any participating Dairy Queen to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Dairy Queen will be selling CMNH icon balloons in exchange for your donation.
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
10:00 am Diabetes Dialog Support Group – Morning 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

Diabetes and My Significant…

Memorial walking group
Kissel Park
Ends @
11:00
Welcome to the Memorial walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for physical activity and socialization. The walking session will be supervised by a certified trainer from Memorial…
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…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
5:30 pm Varicose Vein Seminar
Yakima Vascular Associates
Ends @
6:30
Join us for an informational seminar on varicose veins and the treatments available.
Attendees will be able to ask the physicians at YVA any questions they may have about Varicose Veins and treatments…
6:00 pm Comer Para Vivir: Iniciativa Diabetes
Nourish Wellness
Ends @
7:00
El camino a la diabetes no tiene por qué ser una calle de dirección única. ¡Hay razón para tener esperanza! Las personas que comen comidas basadas en plantas son menos propensas a desarrollar la diabe…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Wed
Jun 21
Canopy Country RV Center’s CMNH CampaignJune 1 – 30
2904 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903
Canopy Country RV Center will donate $100 from every RV sale during the month of June to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial.
Dairy Queen Balloon CampaignJune 1 – July 27
Visit any participating Dairy Queen to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Dairy Queen will be selling CMNH icon balloons in exchange for your donation.
11:00 am Healing Hearts -Cardiac support group
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
“Improve the quality of your life, and heal your heart again” (W. Berland, Ph.D.)

Healing Hearts is a bi monthly support group for patients who have had cardiac treatment, rehabilitation or heart…

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…
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
Ready for a healthy change? Looking for ways to help your child eat well and
be more active? ACT is a 12 week healthy lifestyle program for overweight
children/teens 8-14 years of age and their…
5:30 pm Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español
Children’s Village
Ends @
7:00
El Programa de Padre a Padre ofrece apoyo emocional e información a familias criando a niños con necesidades especiales de salud o atrasos en el desarrollo. Los Eventos y las clases patrocinadas por P…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
6:30 pm Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Wednesdays 2 of 4)
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
8:30
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:…
Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Wednesdays 3 of 4)
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
8:30
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:…
Thu
Jun 22
Canopy Country RV Center’s CMNH CampaignJune 1 – 30
2904 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903
Canopy Country RV Center will donate $100 from every RV sale during the month of June to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial.
Dairy Queen Balloon CampaignJune 1 – July 27
Visit any participating Dairy Queen to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Dairy Queen will be selling CMNH icon balloons in exchange for your donation.
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
11:00 am Family & Friends Cancer education/support
Wellness House
Ends @
12:00
Education, support and resources for men and women who are facing cancer as well as their support network.  2nd and 4th Tuesdays Monthly
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…

12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
6:30 pm Successful Breastfeeding
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
9:00
Before your baby arrives give yourself a head start by learning helpful breastfeeding techniques and solutions for common breastfeeding issues.

Register Online and Pay With Credit/Debit Card

Fri
Jun 23
Canopy Country RV Center’s CMNH CampaignJune 1 – 30
2904 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903
Canopy Country RV Center will donate $100 from every RV sale during the month of June to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial.
Dairy Queen Balloon CampaignJune 1 – July 27
Visit any participating Dairy Queen to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Dairy Queen will be selling CMNH icon balloons in exchange for your donation.
9:00 am Eating Healthy on the go (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
Eating Healthy on the Go – Food choices away from home are important to your health and weight because many of us are eating more meals away from home. Fortunately, making healthy choices in restauran…
11:00 am Eating Healthy on the go (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
Eating Healthy on the Go – Food choices away from home are important to your health and weight because many of us are eating more meals away from home. Fortunately, making healthy choices in restauran…
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 receiv…
3:00 pm Eating Healthy on the go (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
Eating Healthy on the Go – Food choices away from home are important to your health and weight because many of us are eating more meals away from home. Fortunately, making healthy choices in restauran…
Sat
Jun 24
Canopy Country RV Center’s CMNH CampaignJune 1 – 30
2904 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903
Canopy Country RV Center will donate $100 from every RV sale during the month of June to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial.
Dairy Queen Balloon CampaignJune 1 – July 27
Visit any participating Dairy Queen to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Memorial. Dairy Queen will be selling CMNH icon balloons in exchange for your donation.
9:00 am Childbirth Education -1 day class, Saturday
Memorial 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 June 25 – July 1
Sun Jun 25 12:00 am Canopy Country RV Center’s CMNH Campaign (2904 Main St, Union Gap, WA 98903)
Dairy Queen Balloon CampaignJune 1 – July 27
Mon Jun 26 8:30 am Safe Sitter 2017 CLASS IS FULL (Children’s Village)
11:30 am Lamplight Bible Study/Support Group (North Star Lodge)
1:30 pm Scrapbooking (North Star Lodge)
4:00 pm Diabetes Prevention Program orientation (Memorial Education Center)
5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable (Yakima YMCA)
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga (Memorial Education Center)
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Valley Parents -Sunnyside support group -ON HOLD
Tue Jun 27 9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
10:00 am Memorial walking group (Kissel Park)
12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:00 pm Comer Para Vivir: Iniciativa Diabetes (Nourish Wellness)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Wed Jun 28 12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
Cancer support for Men, Women and families (Wellness House)
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids (Yakima YMCA)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:30 pm Childbirth Education 4-Week Series (Wednesdays 4 of 4) (Memorial Education Center)
Thu Jun 29 9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
12:00 pm Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
6:30 pm Baby Basics (Memorial Education Center)
Fri Jun 30 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

Are you struggling to cope with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery?

Are you struggling to cope with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery?  Do you wish you could talk to experts about your challenges and share with others who may feel the same way?  The June 14th Breast Cancer Support Group meeting will focus on options and successful strategies that may help you learn to find ways you can cope better.  You are invited to join Betsy Medrano RN-C, nurse navigator at ‘Ohana Mammography Center and guest Douglas T. Gray MSW, LICSW for discussion from 5:30-6:30pm.

This support group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month from and is free of charge.

Orthopedics Northwest affiliates with Virginia Mason Memorial

Orthopedics Northwest affiliates with Virginia Mason Memorial

YAKIMA – Orthopedics Northwest (ONW), which provides adult and pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine care, is aligning with Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) through a service agreement aimed at streamlining patient care and supporting the long-term availability of orthopedic services in the Yakima Valley.

Under the new alignment, Orthopedics Northwest will continue to staff and operate the clinic as an independent organization, while Virginia Mason Memorial will have other strategic responsibilities. Patients at Orthopedics Northwest will see no change to the process for making appointments and receiving care. The same staff will provide care in the same location, 1211 N. 16th Ave.

“The alignment is an affirmation of our relationship and signifies the investment both organizations make to provide high quality orthopedic care for our community,” said Todd Orvald, president of Orthopedics Northwest. “This new relationship also confirms our efforts to ensure the local long-term sustainability of these services in the Yakima Valley.”

“Health care affiliations are becoming more commonplace as providers work to maintain high-quality services, improve access to specialty care, advance physician recruitment and expand financial, clinical and information systems resources,” said Virginia Mason Memorial President and CEO Russ Myers. “Ultimately, these collaborations benefit patients and communities they serve.”

All Orthopedics Northwest physicians are board certified specialists who provide the highest level of expert care. A team approach allows ONW to provide a broad spectrum of specialty care including state-of-the-art diagnostic services, general orthopedics, spine care, wrist/hand care, sports medicine, arthroscopy, ankle/foot care, and joint replacement and reconstruction.

Orthopedics Northwest encourages anyone with questions to contact the office at (509) 454-8888.

About Virginia Mason Memorial
Part of the Virginia Mason Health System, Virginia Mason Memorial is a 226-bed, acute-care, nonprofit, community hospital serving Central Washington’s Yakima Valley. Virginia Mason Memorial 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.

What you can do to manage your blood pressure. 

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range and lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.  This includes eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy appropriate weight.  Make sure you are getting 150 minutes of deliberate physical activity per week, limit your alcohol use and if you use tobacco, quit.  Need resources?  Learn more here. https://www.yakimamemorial.org/medical-services-community-education.asp

High blood pressure usually doesn’t have any symptoms.

High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer.” Most people with high blood pressure don’t have any symptoms, such as sweating or headaches. Because many people feel fine, they don’t think they need to get their blood pressure checked. Even if you feel normal, your health may be at risk because high blood pressure, is a leading cause of stroke.  Learn more about hypertension here. https://yakimamemorial.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Topic.aspx?TopicID=a4fb09c1-8068-4bb1-814f-26fa8fff6d1f

May 21-27 is National Emergency Medical Services Week

To all EMS workers: “This year we were the 2nd busiest ED in Washington State. We couldn’t have done it without the excellent care you provide to our community in the field!!! Thank you for your continued commitment to excellent care for all of our patients”
–Kim Bersing, Emergency Department Manager.

Together we do great things! In the past year, Emergency Medical Services helped provide care for over 230 of our patients who had a heart attack- including 178 emergent PCIs, and almost 200 patients who had a stroke. Our partnership with EMS ensures that Virginia Mason Memorial will continue to be the leading provider of care for both Heart Attack and Stroke in Yakima County.

Virginia Mason Memorial is a member of the Washington Emergency Cardiac & Stroke System, a Level I Cardiac Center
and a Level II Stroke Center.

Did you know that young people can have high blood pressure, too?

High blood pressure doesn’t just happen to older adults and neither does stroke. High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, a condition that is on the rise among younger people. The increased risk for stroke among young adults is because of obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes—conditions that are preventable and treatable through lifestyle changes.  Learn more here.  https://www.yakimamemorial.org/medical-services-stroke-prevention.asp

Hypertension Awareness Month

High blood pressure (hypertension) is the number one cause of stroke, and 1 in 5 adults with hypertension are unaware that they have it.  The best thing you can do to take care of your heart is to know your blood pressure and determine if it is healthy. Learn more about ways to lower your risk of Stroke here.  https://www.yakimamemorial.org/medical-services-stroke-prevention.asp

Mothers have a unique risks when it comes to high blood pressure.

Women with high blood pressure who become pregnant may have complications during pregnancy.  High blood pressure can harm a mother’s kidneys and other organs, as well as put baby at risk for early delivery and lower birth weight. If you have high blood pressure and are planning to become pregnant, you should take steps to lower your blood pressure before becoming pregnant.

Learn more about hypertension here. https://yakimamemorial.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Topic.aspx?TopicID=a4fb09c1-8068-4bb1-814f-26fa8fff6d1f

 

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