Eggstravaganza at Children’s Village

By Liz Cruz, Parent to Parent Coordinator at Children’s Village  Eggstravaganza is for Children’s Village families. The parent to parent program register 200 children with special needs and their siblings to participate in the different activities. There is an egg hunt, petting zoo, cake/treat walk, face painting, Bunny bean bag toss, fishing booth.  “We had Read more about Eggstravaganza at Children’s Village[…]

Foundation Team Members Excel

Memorial Foundation team members Kathleen Carrillo, Patty Larios, and Devin Mulroy have recently become certified by Blackbaud University as fundraising professionals.  Through a series of rigorous testing, they demonstrated proficiency in Blackbaud Fundamentals, showing superior knowledge and skills in utilizing the Raiser’s Edge donor management software.  This certification demonstrates their knowledge, skills and commitment to Read more about Foundation Team Members Excel[…]

Teens make a difference

Now in its 20th year, YouthWorks at Memorial is our very own youth engagement initiative.  This highly successful youth leadership and philanthropic program is an initiative benefiting children’s health care programs at Memorial and Children’s Village.  Fostering community involvement, nearly every high school in the Valley has been engaged in one way or another.  A Read more about Teens make a difference[…]

Building Dreams while Wearing Jeans

Why do the Children’s Village employees wear jeans to work on Fridays? It’s a fundraiser to support health care programs for their patients. They pay a fee for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays, and they have recently topped their $10,000 goal. Amazing!  This group of professionals is energetic about supporting therapies for these Read more about Building Dreams while Wearing Jeans[…]

Ensuring your wishes are known by Diane Patterson, Memorial VP-Chief Clinical Officer

“What are you talking about Diane? You want us to sign what?” That is the response I recently received from some very dear friends. “I want you to sign my Five Wishes, the document that states my wishes for what I want at the end of my life.”  I told them I have seen a Read more about Ensuring your wishes are known by Diane Patterson, Memorial VP-Chief Clinical Officer[…]

Nurse Navigator by Betsy Medrano, RN-C  

I am writing to personally thank community donors and The Memorial Foundation for your support in developing the Nurse Navigator program.  Since the program began in 2014, 223 women and 1 man have been diagnosed with breast cancer at ’Ohana. The journey begins prior to biopsy with patient assessment and education, and carries through treatment to Read more about Nurse Navigator by Betsy Medrano, RN-C  […]

Virginia Mason, Memorial Appoint Board Representatives as Affiliation Gets Underway

YAKIMA – (March 14, 2016) – As part of the recent affiliation of Yakima-based Memorial Family of Services with Virginia Mason Health System, the two organizations have appointed members to each other’s governing boards. • Duane Rossman, a former member of the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Association Board of Trustees and a retired Weyerhaeuser Co. Read more about Virginia Mason, Memorial Appoint Board Representatives as Affiliation Gets Underway[…]