You’d be surprised how little it takes to make an impact….

 Yakima is an incredibly generous community. And it is this generosity that has made the quality of healthcare in our community what it is today. In most communities of equal size to ours, citizens do not have a say in their local healthcare system. When confronted with a chronic health condition or a challenging diagnosis, Read more about You’d be surprised how little it takes to make an impact….[…]

Are you at risk for Breast Cancer?

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Dr. Vicky Jones, medical oncologist at North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center, and genetic counselor Susie Ball appeared on KIT 1280 on Oct. 14, 2014, to discuss breast cancer risks and genetic screening. Memorial provides a continuum of cancer care, from screening and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship. Your support Read more about Are you at risk for Breast Cancer?[…]

Heart attack: Calling 911 can improve time to treatment

Oct. 14, 2014—If you thought you were having a heart attack, would you call 911 for help? Or would you find some other way to get to the hospital? You should call 911. You’re likely to initiate faster treatment by having an ambulance called to the scene than if you were to wait until arriving Read more about Heart attack: Calling 911 can improve time to treatment[…]

300 pink bras donated to YWCA

Remember those 300 pink bras Memorial displayed to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Nancy  Roehr (left), director of ‘Ohana Mammography Center, donated the bras today to the YWCA of Yakima on behalf of Memorial Family of Services and The Memorial Foundation. Many thanks to Amy Flynn, Erin Black and everyone at the YWCA of Read more about 300 pink bras donated to YWCA[…]

Happy feet: Group nature walks may lower stress

Oct. 13, 2014—Take a walk on the wild side with a few friends, and chances are you’ll come out of the green in a happier mood. That’s because group walks in nature don’t just improve cardiovascular health; they also appear to relieve depression and perceived stress according to a large-scale study published in the journal Read more about Happy feet: Group nature walks may lower stress[…]

Changes in skirt size linked to breast cancer risk

Oct. 10, 2014—Going up a skirt size might mean something worse than going shopping for new clothes—it could mean a greater risk of breast cancer. A recent study found that going up a full skirt size every decade between age 25 and menopause increased a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer after menopause by 33 percent, compared to Read more about Changes in skirt size linked to breast cancer risk[…]

Memorial’s “Can We Talk?” speaker series focuses on Medicare

(Yakima) – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital wants to help you navigate Medicare. Memorial’s “Can We Talk?” speaker series this month features Rick MacDermid of Solomon Financial Group, who focuses on the 50 and older health and insurance marketplace. As open enrollment begins this month, learn pointers for navigating this complex but crucial program. The talk Read more about Memorial’s “Can We Talk?” speaker series focuses on Medicare[…]

Donor Spotlight: Ladies Division of Suntides Golf

For 13 years, the Ladies Division of Suntides Golf has donated the proceeds from their golf tournament to hospice programs and the Hospice Building Fund.  With the gift in August from this year’s tournament, their generosity totals almost $27,000.  If you know any of these golfing ladies, please convey our heartfelt thanks for their continuing Read more about Donor Spotlight: Ladies Division of Suntides Golf[…]