Bertha Lopez to serve as director of Children’s Village

Bertha Lopez to serve as director of Children’s Village After 28 years with Virginia Mason Memorial, most recently as the Director of Children’s Village, Jackie McPhee has officially retired. Her last day was March 3, 2017.  Children’s Village was honored to have Jackie’s longtime commitment, leadership and support. To assure continuity of leadership responsibilities, the Read more about Bertha Lopez to serve as director of Children’s Village[…]

World Down syndrome Day 3/21/17

Our parent group Yakima Valley Homies with Extra Chromies hosted a walk on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the track up at West Valley’s Freshman Campus. We were small but mighty, out to celebrate World Down syndrome Day. It had been pouring rain throughout the day but as it was meant to be the clouds Read more about World Down syndrome Day 3/21/17[…]

New Food for Life class series

Discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health. To sign up for future classes, call Lori Gibbons (509) 249-5317. This curriculum is based on PCRM’s (Physicians Committee Read more about New Food for Life class series[…]

New iPads help patients pass the time

Thanks to generous community donations, patients receiving chemotherapy at North Star Lodge are now offered a welcome distraction during their medication infusions. Many patients spend more than an hour receiving their treatment which requires them to remain in a chair.  Access to education, movies, and games on the new tablets helps patients relax and pass Read more about New iPads help patients pass the time[…]

Day-long workshop on March 21 will train educators, counselors and others to help youth cope with grief

Day-long workshop on March 21 will train educators, counselors and others to help youth cope with grief  Children learn lots of things in school, on their computers, from television and their friends, but one topic usually is never discussed: death and the grief that goes with it. On Tuesday, March 21, Virginia Mason Memorial is Read more about Day-long workshop on March 21 will train educators, counselors and others to help youth cope with grief[…]