Category Archives: Hospice & Home Care

YouthWorks puts rakes to good use for Memorial Hospice

By Branden Johnson   I received word from one of our hospice nurses that a hospice patient needed some help raking leaves in their yard.  I immediately thought of the best raking crew I could think of—our YouthWorks team.  I … Continue reading

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Capturing Precious Memories with YouthWorks

Capturing Precious Memories with YouthWorks By Branden Johnson Karlee Jones, Raegan Ramynke, and Jessica McCallister came to Cottage in the Meadow with one goal in mind—to create a memory book for one of our hospice patients.  We all sat down … Continue reading

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Memorial’s Home Health, Transitions and Hospice offices are moving

• Home health care is a skilled, personalized service provided to patients of all ages in their place of residence, including assisted living or group home settings. • Hospice offers comprehensive support to terminally ill patients and their families. In … Continue reading

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Raegan’s Heart for Hospice

By Branden Johnson     I had the opportunity to observe Raegan Ramynke during her senior project. Raegan’s senior project was to increase community awareness about hospice care and to raise money for end-of-life care services in our community. Her … Continue reading

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Yakima facility offers end of life comfort for Hospice patients

By Julia Hart – Daily Sun News Carol Louden of Yakima became aware of a need for a quality hospice care facility when her son-in-law was suffering from a terminal disease. The need to have a place where caregivers can … Continue reading

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Part II: A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma

by Catherine Woodiwiss 01-13-2014 1.  Grieving is social, and so is healing. For as private a pain as trauma is, for all the healing that time and self-work will bring, we are wired for contact. Just as relationships can hurt … Continue reading

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Two “Harts” Beat over Common Thread

By: Branden Johnson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator When I visit Elmer and Esther Hart I usually bring gifts such as material for quilt tops, batting, and muslin.  These gifts are donated by fellow hospice volunteers, patient’s family members, and hospice staff … Continue reading

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Part 1: A New Normal – Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma

by Catherine Woodiwiss 01-13-2014 Courtesy of “Sojourners: Faith in Action for Social Justice” at sojo.net I wasn’t really expecting painful things to happen to me. I knew that pain was a part of life, but — thanks in part to a … Continue reading

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Transitions Program: The impact on my life

By Beth Turbak Beth Turbak is currently serving in the Yakima community with the Yakima Memorial Hospital Transitions Program. Here she offers a glimpse into the life-changing impact of her year so far. I have had the privilege of serving … Continue reading

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Meet Rosemary Gottlieb: Well-known volunteer at Cottage in the Meadow

Long-time donor to Memorial Family of Services. Widow of renowned physician Case Gottlieb. Well-known volunteer at Cottage in the Meadow. Cottage in the Meadow, as you know, is a hospice facility on South 40th Avenue, near Randal Park. And it … Continue reading

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