North Star Lodge Cancer Clinical Trials

North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center offers clinical trials at every stage of cancer and provides patients with access to some of the latest and most effective drugs in the fight against and management of cancer.  Yakima is considered a small town with a very robust clinical trials program. How long has North Star Lodge Read more about North Star Lodge Cancer Clinical Trials[…]

Meet Memorial Physicians: Drs. Doornink, DeMarco Garcia and Moultray

Memorial Physicians have a wide breadth and depth of medical and clinical expertise. They also have interesting personalities, philosophies, hobbies and community involvement. Please take a moment to meet some of our physicians and learn more about how they chose a career in medicine, approach working with patients and why they enjoy living in Yakima.

Meet Memorial Physicians: Drs. Ventre, Olden and Labes

Memorial Physicians have a wide breadth and depth of medical and clinical expertise. They also have interesting personalities, philosophies, hobbies and community involvement. Please take a moment to meet some our physicians and learn more about how they chose a career in medicine, approach working with patients and why they enjoy living in Yakima.

Therapy dog visits North Star Lodge…

North Star Lodge Cancer Center welcomes a very different kind of volunteer this week.  It is Tootie, a Shiba Inu, one of the world’s most ancient dog breeds. Tootie is a registered therapy dog and has recently been approved by the medical staff to bring cheer and comfort to our patients each week.  Tootie is Read more about Therapy dog visits North Star Lodge…[…]

Advance Directives: Why You Need Them

They were a couple and had been together for decades, but nothing was ever made legal.  It made perfect sense that when Pat got sick, Dee would be at the bedside. However, since there was no legal tie to their relationship, and they had never completed a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Dee was Read more about Advance Directives: Why You Need Them[…]

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: The Best Part

Today marks the last tour of Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the 2013 “Mr.” pageant fundraising season, my first.  Over the course of the last four months, young men and women from Toppenish, Davis, West Valley, Eisenhower, Sunnyside, Wapato and East Valley High Schools got a brief first-hand glimpse into the seemingly Read more about The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: The Best Part[…]

Memorial employees generously give to support women’s health

If you’ve received care at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital or one of our facilities, you’ve seen our employees’ compassion and caring in action.  What you may not know is that they also give back to the community in generous ways that go beyond their job descriptions. We celebrated our employees on March 28th as The Read more about Memorial employees generously give to support women’s health[…]