Heart Health Tip of The Week

Heart Healthy Tip of the Week Reduce calories. If you eat more calories than you need, you usually gain weight. If you eat fewer calories, you usually lose weight.  To stay healthy and lose weight, most people need to subtract about 500 calories per day to lose 1 pound per week.  Make sure you are Read more about Heart Health Tip of The Week[…]

How long can Flu live on objects?

The flu virus can “live” on some surfaces such as doorknobs and tables for up to 24 hours. Routine cleaning of surfaces may reduce the spread of flu.  Pay special attention to these germ collectors: Telephones. Remote controls and game controllers. Counters, handles and drawer pulls in the bathroom. All tables, including nightstands, coffee tables Read more about How long can Flu live on objects?[…]

Quit Smoking – There’s an app for that!

As part of the new tobacco cessation education program at Virginia Mason Memorial, the new QuitLine program has already received a positive response. In-patients who currently use tobacco products receive a pamphlet with stop smoking tips and information about the QuitLine. Funded by The Memorial Foundation, the QuitLine program is a phone app made available Read more about Quit Smoking – There’s an app for that![…]

Gratefulness for North Star Lodge

Your gifts to The Memorial Foundation for cancer care programs stay right here in Yakima, helping people like Christine James manage their fight against cancer.  Read further as Christine shares her experience. “North Star Lodge has been my home away from home for the last year. Even though battling triple negative breast cancer was the Read more about Gratefulness for North Star Lodge[…]

Grab your boots!

The Memorial Foundation has a private suite and parking passes to the upcoming Chris Stapleton concert on March 28, 2017 at Key Arena. The tickets will be auctioned off later this month, all proceeds benefiting the Cottage in the Meadow expansion. Watch your inbox for a special email in the next couple of weeks with Read more about Grab your boots![…]


With gifts like yours, our community is serving those in their final illness through Virginia Mason Memorial’s incredible Compass Care team.  Read about a patient story as told by a hospice social worker: “Recently, we worked with Charles. At first he and his wife didn’t want our help but soon were overwhelmed with the extent Read more about Relief…help…support[…]

Our promise to the community

Each year, our board of trustees identifies the most urgent funding needs and commits funding to our health care programs. We ensure every dollar is used to enhance healthcare here in the Yakima Valley.  2017 again brings a promise from us to you that we continue to diligently steward your gifts to fuel the best Read more about Our promise to the community[…]