Safe Sitter classes teach boys and girls safe, nurturing childcare techniques

Safe Sitter classes teach boys and girls safe, nurturing childcare techniques

Memorial Family of Services is offering a series of one-day Safe Sitter classes for boys and girls, ages 11-13, to learn safe and nurturing childcare techniques.

Students will gain behavior management skills and learn how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Instruction includes basic first aid, infant and child CPR, and choking child rescue, though students will not become CPR-certified.
Students will also learn important life skills, such as introductory employment skills and safe habits, and they will gain confidence in how to deal with children.

This one-day course is being offered at Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road in Yakima, on the following dates: June 13, 23, and 30; and July 7, 18 and 28. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Students should bring a sack lunch. The fee is $40 and includes the class, a Safe Sitter manual and course completion card.

To register, visit yakimamemorial.org and click on classes and events. For more information, contact Martin Sanchez at 509-577-5015 or martinsanchez@yvmh.org.

Memorial wins a 2016 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital wins a 2016
Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award

Honored for commitment to health care environmental stewardship.

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YAKIMA, WA. – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital has been awarded the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

The Partner Recognition Award is given to health care facilities that have begun to work on environmental improvements, have achieved some progress, and have at least a 10 percent recycling rate for their total waste stream.

Memorial met the recycling rate by:

  1. Recycling all of its HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) shredded paper: an average of 78 tons a year.
  2. Florescent light bulbs: 1,133 pounds
  3. Batteries: 3,200 pounds
  4. Lead aprons: 157 pounds
  5. Cooking oil: 29.83 tons
  6. Toner cartridges: 2.6 tons
  7. Cardboard: 63.85 tons

Other environmentally friendly improvements included a 17 percent reduction in greenhouse gases and a heat-recovery program for kitchen refrigeration and waste systems, projected to save over 2 million gallons of water and almost 920 million BTU’s annually.

 

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital was also certified with honors as a Green Cleaning Hospital by the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard.

“This award demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the health of our patients, staff and community,” said Russ Myers, CEO of Memorial Family of Services.

“We look forward to working with Practice Greenhealth to continue navigating the path to sustainability for the future of health care,” said Kate Gottlieb, Memorial’s Sustainability and Wellbeing Coordinator.

The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented May 19 in Dallas at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.

is the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is a 226-bed, acute-care, nonprofit, community hospital serving Central Washington’s Yakima Valley. Memorial Family of Services includes primary care practices and specialty care services including high-quality cardiac care; cancer care through North Star Lodge; breast health at `Ohana Mammography Center; acute hospice and respite care at Cottage in the Meadow, winner of the Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association for innovative palliative and end-of-life care; pain management at Water’s Edge; an advanced NICU unit, the only place in Central Washington that offers specialty care for at-risk infants; advanced services for children with special health care needs at Children’s Village; and The Memorial Foundation, a separate 501c(3) organization that raises funds for innovative health care programs in the Yakima Valley (www.memfound.org).

Visit Memorial online at www.yakimamemorial.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yakimavalleymemorialhospital), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Yakima_Memorial) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/yvmh).

Mayhem and Miracles Revving at the Ridge Motorcycle Poker Run and Show-n-Shine Saturday, May 21

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Reckin’ Crue partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and The Memorial Foundation to raise money for health care needs of Yakima Valley children

YAKIMA – The not-for-profit Reckin’ Crue Inc. will host the third annual Mayhem and Miracles Revving at the Ridge Motorcycle Poker Run and Show-n-Shine Saturday, May 21, at River Ridge Golf Course to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The event includes two morning four-person scrambles, a motorcycle poker run on the golf course, motorcycle rodeo, burnout contest and a motorcycle show-n-shine, as well as golf competitions, raffles, a silent auction and other activities. Scrambles start at 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., and admission is $200 per four-person team. The on-course Poker Run is scheduled for noon: Admission is $20. General admission to the day’s events is $10.

River Ridge Golf Course is located at 295 Golf Course Loop in Selah. For more information, contact John Drakes at (509) 941-7263 or check out the Mayhem and Miracles event page on Facebook.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Department at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, as well as programs and services at Children’s Village, which serves Central Washington children with special health care needs and their families.

Memorial is one of 170 nonprofit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that treat severely injured and ill children in the U.S. and Canada.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital at CMNHospitals.org.

About Memorial Family of Services and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is a 226-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital. As the Children’s Miracle Network hospital for Central Washington, Memorial has the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the region, as well as a Pediatric Unit. Memorial also partners with other community organizations to serve children with special health care needs at Children’s Village, which offers medical clinics, developmental evaluations, dental services, occupational and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, care resource coordinators and physical therapy.  Visit Memorial online at yakimamemorial.org or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/yakimavalleymemorialhospital), Twitter (www.twitter.com/Yakima_Memorial) or Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/yvmh).

 

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Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR, May 19

 

Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR

May 19, 2016

Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. Being prepared for such an emergency can make all the difference.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering an opportunity for parents and caregivers of infants to learn when a baby needs rescue breathing, how to start CPR and how to care for an infant who’s choking. The class is May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memorial’s Community Education Center, 2506 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima. No registration is needed. The cost is $5 per person.

This is not a CPR certification class. But knowing how to respond in the first few minutes of an emergency – before professional help arrives – can mean the difference between life and death. If you are the parent or caregiver of an infant, learn infant CPR!

For more information, call 509-248-7322 or visit the Classes and Events page at yakimamemorial.org.

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Workshop helps children who are grieving the death of a loved one

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications: (509) 577-5051

Workshop helps children who are grieving the death of a loved one

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a hands-on workshop on Sunday, May 15, to help guide children ages 4 to 17 and their parents or guardians through the grief associated with the death of a loved one. The workshop offers children the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts through creative activities and to meet others who have experienced a similar loss.

While children at the workshop are participating in activities to assist their recovery, parents and guardians will be involved in a grief recovery program geared for adults.

There is no charge for the workshop, which will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road, Yakima. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Joyce Scott at JoyceScott@yvmh.org or 509-577-5062.

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Grief workshops are made possible by community donations to The Memorial Foundation and through Memorial Hospice, the Memorial Small Grant Program, Memorial’s Spiritual Care Program and Children’s Village.

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Overdoses in Yakima Linked to Deadly Drug

Yakima Police Department
News Release

Subject: Fentanyl
Contact: Public Information Officer Mike Bastinelli – 509-424-0068 (cell)
509-576-6549 (office)
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Communications Specialist Rebecca Teagarden – 509-577-5051

Joint News Release Date: Friday, May 6th, 2016

Overdoses in Yakima Linked to Deadly Drug

In Yakima this week there have been several drug overdoses resulting in grave injuries, and the Yakima Police Department is investigating a potential link to the drug Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a potent drug that has reportedly been seen in increasing numbers in several of the larger cities in the Pacific Northwest, but a case involving Fentanyl in Yakima had not occurred, until now.

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug when not used or handled correctly. Dr. Marty Brueggemann, Chief Medical Officer and emergency medical doctor at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, warns citizens to, “…not take any pill unless it is prescribed by a doctor and purchased through a pharmacy.”

All of the people who have overdosed on Fentanyl in Yakima recently purchased the drugs off the street. “At this point we’re trying to sort through what we’re dealing with,” said Brueggeman. “People are taking drugs and the effect is not what was expected, so we believe that there is something really dangerous out there.”

In one case the victim believed she was taking Percocet, but lab test determined it was Fentanyl. In other cases the victims took what they believed was Xanax, but it has not yet been determined what they actually ingested.

The Yakima Police Department and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital warn citizens to not take any pill that was purchased off the street.

Bid now! Support Children’s Village and watch Seahawks/Sounders in style from private  suites at CenturyLink Field

 

This year, the community has an opportunity to support Children’s Village and enjoy a Seahawks or Sounders game from a luxury suite at CenturyLink Field in Seattle by being the highest bidder for the two items in a new online auction.

The football-lover’s package includes a luxury suite at either the Seahawks-Minnesota Vikings game Aug. 18 or the Seahawks-Dallas Cowboys matchup Aug. 25 for themselves and 19 friends, complete with snacks. The suite includes hosted light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and eight parking passes for the game. The starting bid is $10,000.

The soccer-lover’s package includes a luxury suite for the Sounders-Real Salt Lake match on Oct. 23, the Sounders’ final game of the season, for the highest bidder and 19 friends. The suite also includes hosted light fare, non-alcoholic beverages and eight parking passes. The starting bid is $3,000.

Online auction bidding begins Monday, April 25, and concludes the evening of May 21, the night of the annual YouthWorks Council fundraiser Passion for the Village at Children’s Village.

To bid on either package go to: memfound.org/cvauction.

The luxury suites were donated by Virginia Mason Health System, a partner with Memorial Family of Services.

Children’s Village is a regional integrated center for children with special health care needs and their families, with multiple service providers all under one roof. The comprehensive family-centered organization aims to meet each child’s need for individualized care with over 30 different kinds of specialized services. There are medical specialty clinics, developmental evaluations and collaborative diagnostic clinics, dental services, occupational, physical and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, behavioral intervention and nurse home visiting programs. The Village also offers a comprehensive parent and family support group called the Parent to Parent program. Find out more at yakimachildresnvillage.org.

The Memorial Foundation is a 501c(3) organization that raises funds for innovative health care programs in the Yakima Valley (www.memfound.org).

 

Golf Evaluation and Training

“There is not one most efficient way to swing a golf club, it’s dependent on the limitation of the body for each individual. If you can take steps to improve your power, efficiency and reduce injuries, you can improve your golf game overall.” Joel Buffum , MS, ATC AT-L Titleist Performance Institute certified.

Good News! Our recent advertisement for Memorial’s Golf Evaluation and Training incorrectly listed the program cost as $375.  The price of our TPI 1.5 hour screening and follow up corrective session is only $250.  Learn how you can take advantage of this program and improve your golf swing at https://www.yakimamemorial.org/medical-services-orthopedic-services-sports-medicine.asp