Memorial Hospital Opens the Doors to its Critical Care Unit (CCU)

The days of pressing a buzzer and waiting for a nurse to usher in one family member at a time to visit a critically ill family member are days of the past.  On Monday, June 22, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is unlocking the doors to the CCU and encouraging family members to play a more Read more about Memorial Hospital Opens the Doors to its Critical Care Unit (CCU)[…]

Personal Flotation Devices Available to Community on Loan

Three area fire stations to host “Kids Don’t Float” campaign Yakima, WA – According to the Washington State Department of Health, drowning is the second leading cause of injury and death for Washington children ages 17 and under.  To help combat this problem, Memorial Hospital’s Community Education is hosting the “Kids Don’t Float” campaign. Three Read more about Personal Flotation Devices Available to Community on Loan[…]

Breast Cancer Prevention

Woman’s group raises money for breast cancer prevention What started as a support group has now become an advocate group for breast cancer prevention. This past week, the group, primarily made up of teachers and staff from the Highland School District, raised over $1000 for ‘Ohana, Memorial’s Mammography Center. The funds will go toward providing Read more about Breast Cancer Prevention[…]

Online Childbirth Classes

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is proud to announce a new online childbirth class.  It is the perfect alternative for those who cannot attend a conventional childbirth class. The program is web-based, interactive and includes illustrations, videos and games that you can do from the comfort of your home computer. For more information please call (509)388-6440. Read more about Online Childbirth Classes[…]

Capital Campaign Giving!

Two Great Campaign Gifts in Today! The Florence Wight Guild from Memorial Hospital just brought us a check for $13,000 for the expansion campaign.  They worked very hard staging their annual Field Day event to raise this.  Thank you SO MUCH! The Washington Dental Service Foundation has granted $166,000 to expand the children’s dental clinic Read more about Capital Campaign Giving![…]

Fundraising Bike Ride

Support Ed’s Fundraising Bike Ride Ed Reinhart, a local community volunteer is raising money for Children’s Village by riding his bike. Ed is participating in the 30th Anniversary Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. This 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Read more about Fundraising Bike Ride[…]

“Biggest Loser” Contest Benefits Area Children

Advanced Life Systems Employee Contest Proceeds Benefit Children’s Village What started as a simple employee competition turned into something much more. Advanced Life Systems of Yakima medics and staff come together for better health and a bigger cause – helping special health care needs children in the Yakima Valley. Their “Biggest Loser” contest consisted of Read more about “Biggest Loser” Contest Benefits Area Children[…]

Diabetes Programs

Memorial’s “Take Charge” Diabetes Program Receives New Recognition Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital will continue to offer the “Take Charge” diabetes self-management program with the support of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The program is evaluated every three years to make sure it meets the rigid national education standards required by the ADA. The ADA announced Read more about Diabetes Programs[…]

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Expo to Help Educate Hundreds Yakima, WA –Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is sponsoring the 2009 Diabetes Expo on Thursday, June 4th, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Yakima. The event is completely free, and will feature diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health professionals offering educational programs throughout the day for better diabetes Read more about Diabetes Education[…]