News And Events

From Virginia Mason Memorial

Information and resources for families and professionals working with children with special needs:

TRAININGS, EVENTS AND CONFERENCES   Featuring Keynote Speaker: Shelley Moore   You are invited: Parents, Self-Advocates, General Ed Teachers, Special Ed Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, Paraprofessionals, and Students   We will Discuss: Behavior strategies Inclusive individual programming Inclusive practices Peer connections Purposeful inclusive learning systems change for inclusion Universal design for learning When: April 27, Read more about Information and resources for families and professionals working with children with special needs:[…]

We’re all about sustainability at VMM!

Virginia Mason Memorial has received a Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. VMM is one of just more than two dozen health care systems across the country to be so honored!  The award is the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care. Read more about We’re all about sustainability at VMM![…]

Classes and Events This Week

Events for April 14 – 20 Sun Apr 14 1:00 pm Childbirth Education -2-Day class, (4/7 & 4/14) Memorial Education Center Ends @ 5:00     This Childbirth Education class will cover what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum.  You’ll learn valuable relaxation and breathing techniques and comfort measures as well…     Mon Apr 15 Read more about Classes and Events This Week[…]

Food for Life: How Foods Fight Cancer

During this 4-week course, Ineke Ojanen, registered dietician, will demonstrate 3 different recipes during each class that are affordable, low fat and plant based. They’re also delicious and satisfying! You will have an opportunity to sample all the food and gain some important nutrition education along the way. The course will be held from noon Read more about Food for Life: How Foods Fight Cancer[…]

Safe Sitter classes from VMM!

Our Safe Sitter classes help students gain confidence in dealing with children. And it teaches them how to handle emergencies when caring for kids. Students will learn rescue skills and basic first aid. They also will gain important life skills, such as introductory employment protocols and safe habits. And they have fun! Safe Sitter is Read more about Safe Sitter classes from VMM![…]

The Wheelchair Wash & Roll at Children’s Village in Yakima was a great success!

Twelve wheelchair users and their families helped us kick off this inaugural event. Wheelchairs tuned up by NuMotion, parents got massages by Elite Academy, lunch was served and chairs were cleaned by Conover Insurance, prizes were given away by various donors, and there was a sampling of wheelchair accessible vans, owned by local families, on Read more about The Wheelchair Wash & Roll at Children’s Village in Yakima was a great success![…]

The Memorial Foundation February Newsletter

Announcing 2019 allocation awards!  The Memorial Foundation Allocations Committee is comprised of Foundation Board members, community members and Foundation staff. The committee was instrumental in reviewing, analyzing and making recommendations on program allocations to The Memorial Foundation Board for approval. This year the Foundation received grant requests of over $3.34 million, and the Board of Read more about The Memorial Foundation February Newsletter[…]