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We are learning to cook good and delicious meals that are healthy and easily made for one.
In the class you will be participating with others who share similar desires of learning to cook
for one. Everyone participates with hands on cooking and demonstration of meal preparation.
Participants will receive a copy of A Meal for Me: Simple Strategies for cooking for one.
The course is taught by our Executive Chef with Virginia Mason Memorial.
2018 Classes: Thursday / January 18 / 4:00 p.m.
Friday / February 2 / 4:00 p.m.
Friday / March 16 / 4:00 p.m.
Friday / April 13 / 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cottage in the Meadow / 1208 S 48th Ave
Space is Limited.
Please register with Nick Valadez — 509-574-6746 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your child grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one?
Kids Grief Workshops
Saturday / February 24 & April 28 / 2018
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Cottage in the Meadow / 1208 S 48th Ave—Conference Room
Lunch will be provided for every family. Parents can enjoy lunch with the children before the activities begin.
For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Nicholas Valadez at email@example.com or 509-574-6746.
Virginia Mason Memorial is offering hands-on workshops to help guide children ages 5–17 and their parents or guardians through the grief associated with death.
Each workshop will provide an opportunity for children to express their feelings and thoughts through creative activities and meet others who have experienced a similar loss.
While children are participating in activities to assist their recovery, parents and guardians will be involved in their own grief recovery program geared for adults.
Do you have an 11-15 year old at home that is looking to start babysitting? Are you 11-15 and want to start babysitting but aren’t sure about how to begin or if you’re ready for the responsibility? Why not learn the basics and safety all while earning a CPR and first aid certification! Come join us at Lakeview Pavilion for our new Child and Babysitter Safety (CABS) Classes. Our ASHI certified instructors will educate you in the basics of CPR and first aid, in responsible supervision, in handling emergency situations, and in building your babysitting business. Classes are just $40 and registration is just one click away. Grab a parent and go to https://yakimamemorial.org/medical-services-com-nutrition-and-fitness.asp#safe to sign up today!
Calling all Yakima Valley restaurant chefs for a no-cost, plant-based
cooking workshop at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital
YAKIMA — Virginia Mason Memorial is inviting local restaurant chefs to a no-cost, hands-on workshop that focuses on plant-based cooking. This workshop is being held in conjunction with Food Day, a day set aside each year to inspire Americans to make healthy changes to their diets and food policies.
The workshop will be held Monday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. until noon. Chefs are requested to come only with an open mind and willingness to adapt a plant-based menu item.
The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems that are prevalent nationally and here in the Yakima Valley. Those problems cost Americans more than $150 billion per year.
Evidence shows that eating a plant-based diet has health benefits. This impacts professional cooks as customers with special requests are now seeking establishments where they can obtain a whole-food, plant-based option on a regular basis or on a catering menu. Virginia Mason Memorial’s workshop aims to offer chefs the tools to bring these customers into their dining establishments.
The workshop will be held at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital. To register, contact Virginia Mason Memorial’s Executive Chef Jason Patel by Oct. 6 by calling 509-249-5357 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
YAKIMA— In partnership with local leaders, Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) offers Examiner Training in communities across the Pacific Northwest to bring information, resources, knowledge, and best practices to organizations, communities and the region. Participants in this training class will experience a one-of-a-kind professional development and networking opportunity, and the chance to make a meaningful contribution to their organization’s improvement.
When: July 25-26
Where: Virginia Mason Memorial’s 16th Avenue Campus, 1470 N 16th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
Join us and become leader in service to your organization, your community and your country.
For information on the 2017 Examiner Training Schedule and to register visit performanceexcellencenw.org
About Performance Excellence NW
PENW educates organizations in performance excellence management and administers the only state awards and recognition program for performance excellence in the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID). We partner with Pacific Northwest organizations dedicated to improving their performance. Our main areas of focus are:
• Helping organizations achieve best-in-class levels of performance,
• Identifying and recognizing role-model organizations, and,
• Identifying and sharing best management practices, principles, and strategies.
PENW recognizes and awards organizations that have demonstrated exceptional performance excellence. These organizations are seen as models for organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and the nation who seek outstanding results.
About the Baldrige Program
The Baldrige Program is the nation’s public-private partnership dedicated to performance excellence.
The Baldrige Program
• Raises awareness about the importance of performance excellence in driving the U.S. and global economy
• Provides organizational assessment tools and criteria
• Educates leaders in businesses, schools, health care organizations, and government and nonprofit agencies about the practices of best-in-class organizations
• Recognizes national role models and honors them with the only Presidential Award for performance excellence
Learn more at nist.gov/Baldrige
Are you struggling to cope with breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery? Do you wish you could talk to experts about your challenges and share with others who may feel the same way? The June 14th Breast Cancer Support Group meeting will focus on options and successful strategies that may help you learn to find ways you can cope better. You are invited to join Betsy Medrano RN-C, nurse navigator at ‘Ohana Mammography Center and guest Douglas T. Gray MSW, LICSW for discussion from 5:30-6:30pm.
This support group meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month from and is free of charge.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications, 509-577-5051
Memorial offers class to learn infant CPR
Sept. 7, 2016
Unintentional choking and suffocation are the leading causes of all injury deaths for infants under 1 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 Sept. 7 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.