National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, April 28

Properly dispose of old medications in Yakima on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, April 28 YAKIMA – There often is confusion about whether old or unused medications should be thrown out in the trash, put down the sink, etc.  But on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 28, anyone with expired or unused Read more about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, April 28[…]

Virginia Mason Memorial recognized as among most sustainable health care facilities in the country with four awards

Virginia Mason Memorial recognized as among most sustainable health care facilities in the country with four awards Practice Greenhealth Emerald Award honors Virginia Mason Memorial for its superior sustainability programs (YAKIMA, WA) – In recognition for outstanding accomplishments in sustainability, Virginia Mason Memorial has received four awards this year from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading Read more about Virginia Mason Memorial recognized as among most sustainable health care facilities in the country with four awards[…]

Equine Assisted Education

The NYU Langone Dental Medicine Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry residents, who provide dental care to children at Children’s Village Pediatric Dentistry and YVFWC Lincoln Avenue Pediatric Dentistry, and the Children’s Village pediatric dentists had the opportunity to participate in a unique training opportunity on Saturday April 14, 2018. The training took place at the Read more about Equine Assisted Education[…]

“David knew something was horribly wrong. His daughter called 911”

David Jones is an area manager for Goodwill, and sometimes his job requires that he drive to Tacoma for meetings. One Sunday, about four years ago, he did just that, heading out from his home in Yakima early, so he could be ready to go early Monday morning. On the drive west, however, David didn’t Read more about “David knew something was horribly wrong. His daughter called 911”[…]

Nash stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 280 pounds. He knew he was overweight, but he still didn’t think he could have a heart attack.

Nash Mazza was used to working long days jam-packed with a hefty load of stress. But this one day, Feb. 26, 2016, (he’ll never forget it) Nash felt a sharp pain in his left arm. Tightness and pain in his chest. Nash, 41 years old, was having a heart attack. “At my age, you don’t Read more about Nash stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 280 pounds. He knew he was overweight, but he still didn’t think he could have a heart attack.[…]

“We can talk while I ride the exercise bike,” he says into the phone. “I do at least 30 minutes a day.”

It just didn’t make sense to Roger Yockey. How could he be so overweight when the people that he and his wife were meeting on volunteer missions around the world had so very little? “Marilyn and I have done a lot of volunteer work in Central America, Portugal, the Caribbean, and the United States. We Read more about “We can talk while I ride the exercise bike,” he says into the phone. “I do at least 30 minutes a day.”[…]

“All of my doctors said I was overweight, but when I requested my medical records it said, “obese.

MaryKathleen Carpenter did not like going to the doctor. A lot. “All of my life I’ve hated going. My back and my knee go out occasionally, and I have a bad hip. But no matter what problem I had – my knee, whatever – the doctor would say it was because of my weight. They Read more about “All of my doctors said I was overweight, but when I requested my medical records it said, “obese.[…]

“Cured of Hep C after 30 years”

Lisa Jaeger was 26 years old when she found out she was infected with Hepatitis C. She got it from her husband in the late 1980s. Because there was no cure at the time, Lisa Jaeger lived with the deadly virus for the next 30 years. “I believe it was through drug activity. Billy had Read more about “Cured of Hep C after 30 years”[…]

“Three years — and more than 200 pounds — ago”

Yakima resident Maury Riker has been a lot of things during his years spent in the working world: paramedic, facilities manager, recycling specialist, company owner, billing expert. But in retirement, he’s got an entirely new gig: healthy lifestyle crusader for Virginia Mason Memorial’s Diabetic Prevention Program. “My wife’s doctor suggested the program to her. We Read more about “Three years — and more than 200 pounds — ago”[…]

Donated organs save lives.

Virginia Mason Memorial hospital has received both the 2017 Organ Donation Achievement Award and the Organ Donation Referral Achievement Award from LifeCenter Northwest. The federally designated organ procurement organization serves Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington. VMM is one of 15 hospitals in this four-state area to receive the donation achievement award, and one of Read more about Donated organs save lives.[…]