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Blown away by the actions the medical team took to keep our family safe…

Throughout the month of April, the team at Virginia Mason Memorial’s Family Birthplace has delivered 165 babies during the global novel coronavirus pandemic. The needs in the Yakima Valley don’t stop for a pandemic. Continue to show your support for children’s health by giving to The Memorial Foundation today here. The excerpt below was shared Read more about Blown away by the actions the medical team took to keep our family safe…[…]

Guiding a loved one through the end of their life…

Families guiding a loved one through the end of their life are still receiving comfort, medications, and assistance through hospice and palliative care. The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic. Continue to show your support of Compass Care programs and services at Virginia Mason Memorial by giving to The Memorial Foundation today Read more about Guiding a loved one through the end of their life…[…]

The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet Ryker

  Ryker is a 9-year-old from Selah who receives services at Children’s Village. He is nonverbal. This time last year Ryker used picture cards, pointing, grunting, and pulled his family to things he wanted. His speech therapist at Children’s Village recommended a communication device for Ryker and for the past year they have worked every Read more about The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet Ryker[…]

Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley

Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley. Annually, North Star Lodge sees more than 1,200 new patients and more than 5,000 unique patients. On a typical day, there are an average of 300 patients who visit North Star Lodge.  With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic Read more about Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley[…]

The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet the twins…

Elisabeth and Natalie were born on October 28, 2019, at Virginia Mason Memorial with heart and lung diseases. Elisabeth weighed 2 pounds, while Natalie weighed 1.5 pounds. The twins were cared for at Virginia Mason Memorial’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the only NICU within the Central Washington region – for 4 months until Read more about The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet the twins…[…]

Classes and Events This Week

The safety and health of our community is our top priority at Virginia Mason Memorial. Because of this, all of our classes and events have been cancelled or postponed for the next 30 days. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves. Thank you for understanding. Virginia Mason Memorial’s Community Health department offers a Read more about Classes and Events This Week[…]

Easing Aching Hearts

Resolve Through Sharing is a long-standing bereavement program funded through donations to The Memorial Foundation. The program provides comprehensive services for families experiencing miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and neonatal death at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. Every year, in the spring and fall, the program sponsors a communal burial, laying to rest about 200 babies each Read more about Easing Aching Hearts[…]

Carter’s Story – Eagle-Barret syndrome (prune belly syndrome)

“Early in my pregnancy, an ultrasound revealed that Carter had a bladder outlet obstruction and might not make it to term. At 12 weeks pregnant, I had an appointment at University Hospital and found that his bladder had popped, and he was surrounded in urine. In Seattle, his bladder was drained with a big needle Read more about Carter’s Story – Eagle-Barret syndrome (prune belly syndrome)[…]