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Memorial wins national award for end-of-life and palliative care efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 17, 2014 Contacts: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications, 509.577.5051; Elizabeth Lietz, American Hospital Association, 202.626.2284 Memorial earns prestigious national award recognizing end-of-life care efforts YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital has been named a 2014 Circle of … Continue reading

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Olden named 2014 Family Physician of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2013 Contact: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications: 509.577.5051 YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Carl R. Olden, MD, FAAFP, has been named the 2014 Family Physician of the Year by the … Continue reading

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2nd Healthy Now clinic opens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2013 Contact: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications: 509.577.5051 Memorial Physicians opens 2nd Healthy Now clinic Convenient care clinic treats minor illnesses quickly, comfortably YAKIMA – Memorial Physicians is pleased to announce that a second Health Now … Continue reading

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Kohl’s Department Stores donates $6,900…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 12, 2014 Contact: Shannon Dininny, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital 509-577-5051/shannondininny@yvmh.org Kohl’s Department Stores donates $6,900 to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital for Children’s Wellness Program YAKIMA, Wash. — Kohl’s Department Stores donated $6,900 to Yakima Valley … Continue reading

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Memorial notified by SEIU of Informational Picketing

  Representatives of SEIU 1199 NW union have notified Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital of their intent to engage in “informational picketing” at the hospital on Friday, March 14. This is not a labor strike and in no way affects the … Continue reading

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IHOP restaurants in Ellensburg, Pasco offer free pancakes March 4

IHOP restaurants in Ellensburg, Pasco offer free pancakes March 4 to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals  IHOP restaurants in Ellensburg and Pasco will offer free pancakes to the public March 4 in exchange for a donation to Children’s … Continue reading

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‘Ohana recognized as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

(Yakima) – ‘Ohana Mammography Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, marking the latest step in Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s continued aim to  provide a comprehensive continuum of breast cancer care … Continue reading

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Memorial widening 30th Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 Contact: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications: 509.577.5051 Memorial widening 30th Avenue Access to hospital campus encouraged from 28th Avenue (YAKIMA) – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital will begin a project on Monday, Oct. 7 to … Continue reading

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Memorial Names Next CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leif Ergeson, Memorial Communications: 509.575.8116 Memorial Names Next CEO July 29, 2013–(Yakima, Wash.) Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital’s Board Chairman, Bill Dolsen, today announced that Russ Myers, Memorial’s current Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has … Continue reading

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March of Dimes grant to fund study of health outcomes of Native American infants

(Yakima)  A collaborative partnership between several Yakima Valley health organizations got a boost from the March of Dimes in the form of a $10,000 grant.   Yakima Indian Health Center, Yakama Nation WIC, Yakama Reservation Wellness Coalition, Yakima Neighborhood Health, Yakima … Continue reading

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