“Can We Talk?” End-of-Life Speaker Series Moves!

Every family should discuss how to prepare for end of life, but people often find it a difficult subject to bring up with loved ones. Proper planning and dialogue can make the journey easier for everyone, and Memorial’s “Can We Talk?” end-of-life speaker series offers tips to start that difficult conversation and prepare for the future — Read more about “Can We Talk?” End-of-Life Speaker Series Moves![…]

The perfect time to give

As the region’s premier, state-of-the-art cancer care center, North Star Lodge relies on the generosity of businesses and individuals who recognize the value of cancer care services. As the busyness of summer begins, thoughts often turn to the end of the school year, vacation and outdoor activities – for many, the list goes on and Read more about The perfect time to give[…]

Why I give to The Memorial Foundation

– by Valerie Haysom, Memorial Physicians Employee Every adult goes through life juggling many things, trying to keep the right balance, myself included.  Then there are those events that just happen, that bring everything to a halt and make you wonder . . . what am I going to do? Things like injuries, serious illness, Read more about Why I give to The Memorial Foundation[…]

A mother shares a “magical moment”

“Ready, set,” “GO”!  The day our non-verbal autistic son finished his Children’s Village speech therapist’s sentence was a magical moment in our lives.   His beautiful little voice proudly saying “GO”, bringing tears to daddy’s eyes.  “Ready …” oh the anticipation is killing him “set” “GO”!  “Such a simple word, yet such a huge accomplishment.   Read more about A mother shares a “magical moment”[…]

Every day someone surprises us.    

The Memorial Foundation has received ten estate bequests since 2009.  Some from longtime, staunch supporters of Memorial programs, some folks we didn’t have a history with as a donor.  Some bequests are modest…but revered as vital to ensuring the future of our programs. Each of these donors had an amazing vision for helping every person Read more about Every day someone surprises us.    […]

Olden named 2014 Family Physician of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2013 Contact: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications: 509.577.5051 YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Carl R. Olden, MD, FAAFP, has been named the 2014 Family Physician of the Year by the Washington Academy of Family Physicians. This prestigious award is given annually to a family physician Read more about Olden named 2014 Family Physician of the Year[…]

Terrace Heights HealthyNow Clinic Opens!

Memorial Physicians is pleased to talk about the opening of a second Healthy Now clinic, located at 3904 Terrace Heights Drive in Yakima. Healthy Now is a convenient care clinic for those times when your doctor is not available and you need care fast, but the emergency room is not the best option. Matthew Kollman Read more about Terrace Heights HealthyNow Clinic Opens![…]

Changing how you think may change how you feel

Maybe this question has been on your mind: Can my mental state affect my physical health? Doctors have suspected for centuries that there is a powerful tie between mind and body, and modern medical studies prove them right. Researchers now know that unhealthy levels of stress, depression and anxiety can wreak havoc with your hormones, Read more about Changing how you think may change how you feel[…]