Will you be in Ellensburg or the Tri-Cities on Feb. 1?

On February 1st,  the Children’s Miracle Network balloon campaign starts up at the IHOP restaurants in Ellensburg and Tri-Cities.  If you are in the area make sure you stop by and get some yummy pancakes and donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network. Your contribution to the Children’s Miracle Network helps support the Neo-Natal Intensive Read more about Will you be in Ellensburg or the Tri-Cities on Feb. 1?[…]

Healthcare Hero – Cal Anderson of Cornerstone Medicine

Healthcare Heroes is a new employee recognition program at Memorial. Each month, Healthcare Heroes are nominated by fellow employees for demonstrating Memorial’s values of: Respect, Compassion, Accountability, Safety, Teamwork, and Excellence. Cal Anderson at Cornerstone Medicine was nominated by fellow employee Amy Steingas for his positive attitude and spirit of teamwork. Congrats Cal!

Part II: A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma

by Catherine Woodiwiss 01-13-2014 1.  Grieving is social, and so is healing. For as private a pain as trauma is, for all the healing that time and self-work will bring, we are wired for contact. Just as relationships can hurt us most deeply, it is only through relationship that we can be most fully healed. Read more about Part II: A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma[…]

Food industry markets poor health to students

When kids are in school, parents expect them to be exposed to subjects like history, science, English and maybe even volleyball. But a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that most students also are learning to eat unhealthy foods. A large number of schools—from elementary through high school—sanction some sort of Read more about Food industry markets poor health to students[…]

Two “Harts” Beat over Common Thread

By: Branden Johnson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator When I visit Elmer and Esther Hart I usually bring gifts such as material for quilt tops, batting, and muslin.  These gifts are donated by fellow hospice volunteers, patient’s family members, and hospice staff that have seen and appreciated the Hart’s work.    Elmer and Esther’s quilts are donated to Read more about Two “Harts” Beat over Common Thread[…]

Meet Morgan!

Morgan is 4 years old and began coming to Children’s Village when she was 3 months old. She comes to Children’s Village for feeding therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, Early Intervention Program, and Speech Therapy. She works with John Fielder, a Children’s Village Speech Language Pathologist, weekly and now they will be at Pegasus Project Read more about Meet Morgan![…]

All moms-to-be need diabetes testing

All pregnant women should be screened for gestational diabetes after 24 weeks of pregnancy, according to updated guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The update replaces a 2008 opinion in which the USPSTF found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening. Studies since then have found enough benefits to recommend screening after Read more about All moms-to-be need diabetes testing[…]

Part 1: A New Normal – Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma

by Catherine Woodiwiss 01-13-2014 Courtesy of “Sojourners: Faith in Action for Social Justice” at sojo.net I wasn’t really expecting painful things to happen to me. I knew that pain was a part of life, but — thanks in part to a peculiar blend of “God-has-a-plan” Southern roots, a suburban “Midwestern nice” upbringing, and a higher education Read more about Part 1: A New Normal – Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma[…]