Classes and Events This Week

Events for October 15 – 21
Sun
Oct 15
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
1:00 pm Childbirth Education, Sunday 2-day class (Day1)
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
5:00
Class covers: what to expect during late pregnancy, labor delivery and postpartum. Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and discuss medication options for delivery. Please note:…
Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
6:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
3:00 pm Shoot like a Girl -Breast Cancer Fundraiser
The Range
Ends @
6:00
Join us to Fight for a Cure for Breast Cancer.  Enjoy a one-of-a-kind event to empower women, and fight back against Breast Cancer. All silent auction proceeds will be donated to Ohana to benefit loca…
Mon
Oct 16
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
9:00 am Blood Pressure Control (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
Blood Pressure Control – Explore the risk factors of high blood pressure, otherwise known as the “silent killer”.

Classes are one hour each, offered at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm at Memorial Cardiac…

11:00 am Blood Pressure Control (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
Blood Pressure Control – Explore the risk factors of high blood pressure, otherwise known as the “silent killer”.

Classes are one hour each, offered at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm at Memorial Cardiac…

11:30 am Lamplight Bible Study/Support Group
North Star Lodge
Ends @
1:00
Learn how the bible can help you navigate your cancer journey
12:00 pm Living with Loss Support group (10/16-11/6)
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
A 4-week discussion based course and support group. Each individual can share as much or as little as they wish. Leader will provide discussion topics and support related materials throughout the cour…
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
7:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
1:30 pm Scrapbooking
North Star Lodge
Ends @
3:30
Enjoy fellowship and creativity as you learn new techniques for scrapbooking, cards and decorations.  All scrapbooking materials are provided at no charge, just bring your own photos.
3:00 pm Blood Pressure Control (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
Blood Pressure Control – Explore the risk factors of high blood pressure, otherwise known as the “silent killer”.

Classes are one hour each, offered at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm at Memorial Cardiac…

5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
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6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
7:00
Pre-natal Yoga helps decrease tension, improve flexibility and
strength, prepare for the birthing process, and cultivate a connection
between mother and child. No Yoga experience necessary!  If you…
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Tue
Oct 17
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Memorial walking group -NEW TIME
Kissel Park
Ends @
10:00
Welcome to the Memorial walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for physical activity and socialization. The walking session will be supervised by a certified trainer from Memorial…
10:00 am Diabetes Dialog Support Group – Morning Session
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
11:00
Diabetes Dialog Support Group Classes are offered twice per month except June, July and August.  Please call to register for March and December programs. (509) 249-5243

Diabetes and My Significant…

12:00 pm North Star Knitters
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
Cast on to this active, fun-loving group of knitters (many survivors) and learn to knit, crochet and teach others. All the yarn is provided and the laughs are free. Ask your oncologist or nurse about…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
7:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
10:00 pm Alzheimer’s Association Staying Connected series
See notes for location information
Ends @
11:30
Staying connected is a health promotion and social support program designed for community residing older adults with early stage memory loss and a companion.   This program consists of four weekly 90…
Wed
Oct 18
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
11:00 am Healing Hearts -Cardiac support group
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
“Improve the quality of your life, and heal your heart again” (W. Berland, Ph.D.)

Healing Hearts is a bi monthly support group for patients who have had cardiac treatment, rehabilitation or heart…

12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support
Memorial Maternal Health
Ends @
1:30
Do you ever ask?
“Will I be able to breastfeed after my baby is born”?
“Am I doing this right?”
“Is this supposed to hurt like this?”
“Is my baby getting enough to eat?”
You are not alone. All…
Living with Loss Support group (9/27 to 10/18)
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
A 4-week discussion based course and support group. Each individual can share as much or as little as they wish. Leader will provide discussion topics and support related materials throughout the cour…
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
7:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids
Yakima YMCA
Ends @
6:30
Ready for a healthy change? Looking for ways to help your child eat well and
be more active? ACT is a 12 week healthy lifestyle program for overweight
children/teens 8-14 years of age and their…
5:30 pm Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español
Children’s Village
Ends @
7:00
El Programa de Padre a Padre ofrece apoyo emocional e información a familias criando a niños con necesidades especiales de salud o atrasos en el desarrollo. Los Eventos y las clases patrocinadas por P…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
6:30 pm Boot Camp For New Dads
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
8:30
This is a program where veteran dads (experienced fathers who bring in their babies) orient rookies (fathers to be) on the realities of fatherhood. Topics covered: caring for new moms, importance of t…
Thu
Oct 19
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
12:00 pm Cancer support -Women supporting women
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the first day of cancer diagnosis and for the rest of your life- you are a survivor!  Find hope, encouragement and connection with other women survivors.
Grief Recovery Workshop (9/27-11/16)
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
This 8-week course is centered in personal discovery and homework-style exercises designed to help you focus on grief recovery.
Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
A cancer diagnosis can cause anxiety, stress and sometimes depression for patients and their caregivers. There are natural ways to combat these side effects and it’s something anyone can learn.

An…

Women Supporting Women Through Cancer
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the moment of diagnosis and for the rest of your life you are a survivor!  Within the Support Group find Hope, Encouragement and a Connection with other women just like you!  It does not matter w…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
7:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
6:30 pm Autism Support
Children’s Village
Ends @
8:00
For parents and caregivers of children that experience Autism, Sensory Challenges, Social, Emotional, Communication or Behavioral Concerns. No Autism Diagnosis is needed to attend. If you need childca…
Successful Breastfeeding
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
9:00
Before your baby arrives give yourself a head start by learning helpful breastfeeding techniques and solutions for common breastfeeding issues.

Register for classes here.

Fri
Oct 20
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
6:00 am Children’s Village’s Radiothon New! Ends @
6:00
Friday, Oct. 20, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon
Children’s Miracle Network is partnering with NewsTalk KIT 1280 to raise funds for children.  The goal is to raise $20,000 in honor…
One Call, One Miracle Radiothon Ends @
6:00
Join us for the 12-hour radiothon benefiting the CMNH program at Memorial.
9:00 am Our Toxic Environment (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
Our Toxic Environment – In the United States, we allow over 10,000 food and chemical additives into our food supply. Learn how to use diet to combat the effects of environmental toxins.

Classes are…

Parent to Parent Crafting Group
Children’s Village
Ends @
11:00
A time for Crafting, Coffee and Chatting with others who are raising children with special needs, in a relaxed atmosphere of support, encouragement and fun.  It is free to attend, and we have scrapboo…
11:00 am Our Toxic Environment (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
Our Toxic Environment – In the United States, we allow over 10,000 food and chemical additives into our food supply. Learn how to use diet to combat the effects of environmental toxins.

Classes are…

1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
9:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos.
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
4:30
Cuide de lo que verdaderamente es importante – su Salud.

¿No tiene cobertura médica?
‘Ohana tiene información de programas que ayudan a cubrir el costo de este importante examen.
Llame para más…

Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
5:30
`Ohana, Memorials Mammography center, offers a walk-in clinic for screening mammograms, Fridays, 2:30–5:30 p.m No appointment is necessary and interpreters are available. The name of the doctor receiv…
3:00 pm Our Toxic Environment (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New!
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
Our Toxic Environment – In the United States, we allow over 10,000 food and chemical additives into our food supply. Learn how to use diet to combat the effects of environmental toxins.

Classes are…

6:00 pm Wine Divas -Breast Cancer Fundraiser
See notes for location information
Ends @
10:00
details pending.

Support `Ohana Mammography Center with an on line donation here.

Sat
Oct 21
Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
Visit any participating Great Clip to make a donation to the CMNH program at Memorial and receive a coupon for your next haircut.
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness
Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room
Ends @
9:00
Raise your Rosé at Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room at 5 N Front Street in Downtown Yakima.
Gilbert Cellars will donate $1 to `Ohana Mammography Center for every bottle of Rosé  sold at the tasting room…

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Upcoming Events for October 22 – 28
Sun Oct 22 Great Clips’ CampaignOct. 1 – 31
1:00 pm Childbirth Education, Sunday 2-day class (Day 2) (Memorial Education Center)
Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
Mon Oct 23 9:00 am How your heart works (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New! (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
11:00 am How your heart works (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New! (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
12:00 pm Living with Loss Support group (10/16-11/6) (Cottage in the Meadow)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
1:30 pm Scrapbooking (North Star Lodge)
3:00 pm How your heart works (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) New! (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
5:00 pm ACT! Un Programa de Estilo de Vida Saludable (Yakima YMCA)
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga (Memorial Education Center)
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Valley Parents -Sunnyside support group -ON HOLD
Tue Oct 24 9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
Memorial walking group -NEW TIME (Kissel Park)
12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
10:00 pm Alzheimer’s Association Staying Connected series (See notes for location information)
Wed Oct 25 12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
Cancer support for Men, Women and families (Wellness House)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
5:00 pm ACT! Get up, Get Moving -Healthy lifestyle for kids (Yakima YMCA)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
6:30 pm Baby Basics (Memorial Education Center)
Thu Oct 26 9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
11:00 am Family & Friends Cancer education/support (Wellness House)
12:00 pm Grief Recovery Workshop (9/27-11/16) (Cottage in the Meadow)
Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
6:00 pm Food for Life: Kick Start Your Health for Pregnancy and Beyond (Memorial Education Center)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
Fri Oct 27 1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Sat Oct 28 12:00 pm Casino Caribbean -Play for a Cure (Casino Caribbean)
1:00 pm Raise your Rosé for Breast Cancer Awareness (Gilbert Cellars Tasting Room)

View the entire calendar online

 

How to choose healthy fats

Fat has quite the reputation as a dietary super villain, but there’s more to fat than that.

A little dietary fat is essential for good health. In addition, some types of fat (in modest amounts) may even help protect your health. Other fats, however, may harm your health if you eat them too much.

Here’s a closer look at these bad and good fats.

The bad guys: Saturated and trans fats

These two fats raise LDL blood cholesterol—and with it your risk of heart disease and stroke:

Saturated fat. This is found mostly in animal products including red meat, lamb, chicken with the skin left on, butter, cheese, and full-fat or 2 percent milk. It’s also in some plant foods, such as coconut oil, palm oil and cocoa butter.

Trans fat. This is found in foods with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, including baked goods such as cookies, pies, doughnuts and snacks. It helps them have a long shelf life. Trans fat is also in some fried restaurant foods.

The good guys: Unsaturated fats

Eating healthy, unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat may help improve cholesterol levels. The two main unsaturated fats are:

Monounsaturated. Examples of foods that contain monounsaturated fats include olive and canola oil, nuts, peanut butter and avocados.

Polyunsaturated. Examples of foods that contain polyunsaturated fats include salmon; tofu; and safflower, sunflower and corn oils.

Serve up some good health

To help keep your diet focused on the good fats:

• Plate up more fruits, veggies and whole grains, and less red meat

• Switch to low-fat or non-fat milk

• When sautéing or stir-frying, use olive, canola or other oils

• Eat fish at least twice a week

• Choose soft margarine instead of butter. Look for “0 grams trans fat” listed on the label

• Save sweets like doughnuts, cookies, pies and cakes for the occasional treat

 All fats are rich in calories, even the healthier ones. So stick with moderate amounts.

Sources: American Heart Association; American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Your health, your decision

Shared decision-making with your doctor can help you choose a treatment that’s right for you.

When you make a big purchase or have an important decision to make, you’re likely to seek others’ opinions. You might ask, “What are the pros and cons of this choice or that?” Or you might read up on the topic so that you feel informed. The same process is important when it comes to your health care.

When people are involved in their health care decisions and talk them through with their doctor—a process called shared decision-making—the benefits can be big.

Research shows, for example, that people often feel less anxious when their treatment plan reflects their personal preferences. They also tend to have a quicker recovery and are more likely to comply with their treatment.

How it works and when it helps

With shared decision-making, the conversation goes two ways. Your doctor explains your choices—such as for a treatment, test or procedure—plus the risks and benefits of each. (You might also talk about the option of not having any treatment.) And you share your questions, goals and concerns.

You might benefit from a shared decision-making conversation if your medical care includes:

• Taking a medicine for the rest of your life

• Having a major surgery

• Getting genetic or cancer screening tests

Shared decision-making is especially important when there are several options that are reasonable or when no one choice has a clear advantage.

To help you further, your doctor might also point you to written material, websites or videos that can help you decide what’s right for you. You can bring your friends or family in on the discussion, too, if you think they can help.

The goal of shared decision-making is to help you make the best treatment choice for you.

Sources: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; American Cancer Society; HealthIT.gov; National Institutes of Health

Support YouthWorks and celebrate National Coffee Day at Dutch Bros. Coffee

YAKIMA – Dutch Bros. Coffee is getting in the spirit for National Coffee Day on Friday, Sept. 29, with Buck for Kids Day. This Friday, for every drink sold, Dutch Bros. will donate $1 to The Memorial Foundation’s YouthWorks program.

Look for YouthWorks students out in front of the Dutch Bros. outlet that day, at 6520 W. Nob Hill Blvd. National Coffee Day starts early and runs late at the Yakima Dutch Bros. Hours are 4:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.

YouthWorks promotes the involvement of youth in philanthropy and volunteerism. The program empowers young people in the Yakima Valley to use their ideas, talents and sweat equity to raise funds for local projects supporting children with special healthcare needs.

Because all funds raised stay local, students see the positive effects of their efforts right here in the Yakima Valley. Funds raised are distributed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Virginia Mason Memorial, Children’s Village and health outreach programs for Valley children.

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Virginia Mason Memorial offers no-cost cooking class for local chefs

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 jasonpatel@yvmh.org. Space is limited.

Virginia Mason Memorial hosts Baldrige Examiner Training Class in 2017

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
Cost: $300

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

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• Identifying and recognizing role-model organizations, and,
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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.

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The Baldrige Program
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• 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

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Virginia Mason Memorial recognized as among most sustainable health care facilities in America with three awards

Virginia Mason Memorial recognized as among most sustainable health care facilities in America with three awards

Practice Greenhealth Circles of Excellence Award honors Virginia Mason Memorial among top 10 in Healthy Food category

(YAKIMA, WA) – In recognition for outstanding accomplishments in sustainability, Virginia Mason Memorial has received three awards this year from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The awards are given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

The Circles of Excellence Award, given to Virginia Mason Memorial for Healthy Food in Health Care, honors hospitals for outstanding performance in one specific area, such as reducing use of toxic chemicals or sourcing food sustainably. These awards highlight hospitals that are pushing the envelope and driving innovation in sustainability performance in each sustainability category. There can be up to 10 designees selected for each Circle of Excellence category.

The Healthy Food category award highlights leaders in sustainable food services, including meat and sugar-sweetened beverage reduction, healthier meat procurement, local sourcing, food waste prevention and management. Top contenders have written policies and an educational strategy that addresses the food system as a critical component in an overall sustainability plan — for human and planetary health.

The Greenhealth Emerald Award is presented to hospitals that demonstrate superior sustainability programs. The award recognizes Virginia Mason Memorial’s ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance and maintaining a top standard of excellence in sustainability.

The Greening the Operating Room Recognition Award acknowledges hospital sustainability programs that drive environmental stewardship within the surgical suite.

 

“We are proud to be named one of the top 10 hospitals in the country for our work toward providing healthy food for our patients, employees and visitors, and will continue to make sustainability a top priority,” said CEO Russ Myers.

“We embarked on our environmental sustainability journey two years ago, and I’m really proud of our staff and leadership,” said Kate Gottlieb, Sustainability Program coordinator. “I know what we are capable of, and I can’t wait to see how our positive work has affected Yakima in the years to come.”

Virginia Mason Memorial strives to serve food to patients, visitors and staff that is local, organic and sustainable whenever possible. Memorial buys meat and marine-certified seafood that are free of antibiotics and hormones when possible. Last year, Virginia Mason Memorial’s garden, on the hospital campus, provided 4,200 pounds of produce that was used in the cafeteria and served to patients. Organic produce is supplied locally from Bella Terra Gardens in Zillah, WA.

In addition, Virginia Mason Memorial collected 212.65 tons of recycling on the hospital’s main campus, up 38.2 tons from the 174.45 tons collected in 2015. And energy use was reduced 3.2 percent over that same period.

In 2016, the Memorial OR diverted 14,846 pounds of medical waste from landfills  through reduction and reprocessing devices with Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions. And a sock recycling program, in which lightly used socks are washed and donated to the Union Gospel Mission, was also started.

The awards will be presented at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Gala, set for May 18 in Minneapolis at the conclusion of the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition.

 About Virginia Mason Memorial

Part of the Virginia Mason Health System, Virginia Mason Memorial is a 226-bed, acute-care, nonprofit, community hospital serving Central Washington’s Yakima Valley. Virginia Mason Memorial 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.

 About Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth 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.

 

 

 

Attend the Mr. Capitol Pageant and support health care for Yakima Valley kids

Attend the Mr. Capitol Pageant and support health care for Yakima Valley kids

On April 18 the Capitol Theatre’s 4th Street Theater will host the first Mr. Capitol Pageant, an evening of talent and fun featuring the top talent from each of the Yakima Valley’s YouthWorks pageant schools. Proceeds from the event raise awareness and funds for children’s health care needs in our community at Virginia Mason Memorial and Children’s Village.

Earlier this year students at West Valley, Eisenhower, Naches, Sunnyside, Wapato and East Valley high schools held pageants at each of their schools, the competition and fundraising fierce – with the real winners being area children. The highly competitive YouthWorks pageants raise money to support Children’s Village and Virginia Mason Memorial’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care and Pediatric units.

The Mr. Capitol Theatre Pageant begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $5, are available at the door. The 4th Street Theatre is located at 14 S. 4th St., Yakima.

Since the event was established in 2001, more than $1 million has been raised for the Children’s Health Care Fund at Virginia Mason Memorial.

Find out more at memfound.org. or by calling 509-576-5794.

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 Children’s Village leadership team and trustee partners have asked Bertha Lopez to assume the directorship at Children’s Village. Bertha Lopez, currently senior director of Community Health Planning and Development at Virginia Mason Memorial, has a master’s degree from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. With over 10 years of experience in health advocacy and work mitigating health disparities, Bertha enables Children’s Village to continue its mission and meet the needs of children with special health care needs and their families in the Yakima Valley.

Children’s Village is instrumental in providing supportive services to over 4,000 children every year.

 ABOUT CHILDREN’S VILLAGE:

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 program called Parent to Parent, which serves families from birth through life. Find out more at yakimachildrensvillage.org.

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 sponsoring a day-long workshop open to anyone interested in learning how to best respond to the needs of children and end-of-life issues.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding and supporting the needs of children and teens who are coping with the death of a loved one.
  • Tips for grieving students in the classroom and community.
  • What to do (and not do) when a student dies.
  • Special considerations following homicide or suicide.

The workshop will be led by Donna L. Schuurman, senior director of advocacy and training at The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children & Families located  in Portland, Ore. Schuurman writes and trains internationally on bereavement issues and wrote the book “Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent.”

The Dougy Center, the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children, was founded in 1982. Over the past 35 years, the center has served 40,000 children, teens and their families, and has received national and international acclaim for pioneering the peer support model for helping children cope with the death of a family member.

The no-cost workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 21, in the auditorium at Lakeview, 1470 N. 16th Ave. Lunch will be provided.

To register please call 509-574-6746 or email nicholasvaladez@yvmh.org.