Yakima group earns grant from prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Contact: Anna Marie Dufault, Yakima Valley Community Foundation, (509) 457-7616 Roadmaps to Health Action Award includes $10,000 grant, community health improvement coaching YAKIMA, Wash. – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health, has awarded a $10,000 grant, plus consultation and coaching with leading population Read more about Yakima group earns grant from prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation[…]

The 6th annual Passion for the Village takes place this Saturday, May 16.

The 6th annual Passion for the Village takes place this Saturday, May 16. What started as a project of high school students on the YouthWorks Council has grown and evolved with the passion of community members and parents for Children’s Village. The event is held at Children’s Village to allow guests an inside look at Read more about The 6th annual Passion for the Village takes place this Saturday, May 16.[…]

Memorial Hospital Safe Sitter Program Teaches Safety and Responsibility

Register Now >> Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Community Education is gearing up to begin their summer Safe Sitter program.  The comprehensive two-day class is open to children between the ages of 11 and 13 who are planning to care for younger children either at home or as babysitters.  The class teaches safety basics like CPR, Read more about Memorial Hospital Safe Sitter Program Teaches Safety and Responsibility[…]

2015 YouthWorks Pageants

Thanks to the hard work of all of the contestants, coordinators, and advisors from the four pageant schools, this year the YouthWorks pageants raised nearly $50,000 to benefit children’s health care programs at Memorial Hospital and Children’s Village.  During the 2015 high school pageant season Ethan Kimzey was crowned Mr. West Valley and Tyler Hager was chosen Read more about 2015 YouthWorks Pageants[…]

Caring Support When It’s Needed Most

Sarah, a former business owner, was forced into early retirement by an unmanageable chronic illness.  Not yet eligible for social security or Medicare, single and with limited energy to provide her own care, her entire life was controlled by her illness. Memorial’s Palliative Care program provides in-home medical, emotional and supportive care to seriously ill Read more about Caring Support When It’s Needed Most[…]

Dear Memorial Foundation

Dear Memorial Foundation: The care team at ‘Ohana Mammography Center understands that receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is a life-changing event, one that we patients should not have to face alone.  The newly redesigned nurse navigation service is focused on helping patients like me to understand our diagnosis,  with a nurse dedicated to providing Read more about Dear Memorial Foundation[…]

Children’s Village Helping Families

By Aimee Lybbert – Our son Christian’s heart defects weren’t caught early on.  At his two-week well baby checkup we ended up on a life flight to Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Since then, we have been on such a crazy ride.   Christian is now heading towards his fourth open heart surgery. Children’s Village has done so Read more about Children’s Village Helping Families[…]