Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley

Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley. Annually, North Star Lodge sees more than 1,200 new patients and more than 5,000 unique patients. On a typical day, there are an average of 300 patients who visit North Star Lodge.  With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic Read more about Cancer Care at Virginia Mason Memorial continues to be an emergent need across the Yakima Valley[…]

The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet the twins…

Elisabeth and Natalie were born on October 28, 2019, at Virginia Mason Memorial with heart and lung diseases. Elisabeth weighed 2 pounds, while Natalie weighed 1.5 pounds. The twins were cared for at Virginia Mason Memorial’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the only NICU within the Central Washington region – for 4 months until Read more about The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet the twins…[…]

Easing Aching Hearts

Resolve Through Sharing is a long-standing bereavement program funded through donations to The Memorial Foundation. The program provides comprehensive services for families experiencing miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and neonatal death at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. Every year, in the spring and fall, the program sponsors a communal burial, laying to rest about 200 babies each Read more about Easing Aching Hearts[…]

Carter’s Story – Eagle-Barret syndrome (prune belly syndrome)

“Early in my pregnancy, an ultrasound revealed that Carter had a bladder outlet obstruction and might not make it to term. At 12 weeks pregnant, I had an appointment at University Hospital and found that his bladder had popped, and he was surrounded in urine. In Seattle, his bladder was drained with a big needle Read more about Carter’s Story – Eagle-Barret syndrome (prune belly syndrome)[…]

Fifth Annual Buddy Walk at Children’s Village!

On Saturday, October 19, over 100 children and family members gathered for the Fifth Annual Buddy Walk at Children’s Village!  It was a great time (despite the weather!) to connect with, and celebrate people with Down syndrome.  Many volunteers made our event extra special, including: the Eisenhower High School Photography club, cheerleaders and mascot. Miss Read more about Fifth Annual Buddy Walk at Children’s Village![…]

10 years of Pepsi and Wray’s partner to support Children’s Village

A portion of Pepsi products sold Memorial Day to Labor Day at all Wray’s Market Fresh IGA stores is donated to support the special health care needs of children served at Children’s Village.  A grand total of $25,205 has been raised over the 10 years of this fundraiser! Children’s Village serves 6,000 children with special Read more about 10 years of Pepsi and Wray’s partner to support Children’s Village[…]

Memorial Foundation Newsletter October 2019

  Nico’s ABA Class Applied Behavior Analysis class (ABA).  When Alma and her son Nico walked through the door of the classroom, they were warmly greeted by behavior technicians Kaecey Lockridge and Omar Luna. Throughout class time, Kaecey and Omar helped Nico practice making eye contact and articulating words.  Nico practiced eye contact by rolling Read more about Memorial Foundation Newsletter October 2019[…]

Changing Lives – Making Impact

Children’s Village is truly changing lives! This summer, a child completed applied behavior analysis therapy – an intense behavior therapy for children with autism. The family recently shared how thrilled they are with the interventions and response that their child received from the team at Children’s Village.  Because of the child’s high functioning autism, the Read more about Changing Lives – Making Impact[…]

CANOPY COUNTRY RV CENTER SUPPORTS LOCAL KIDS

During the month of May, Canopy Country RV Center donated $100 from every sale to children’s health care programs and services at Virginia Mason Memorial, Central Washington’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The campaign ended with a generous $4,000 contribution from the organization. “It is an honor to be able to give back to such a worthy cause,” Read more about CANOPY COUNTRY RV CENTER SUPPORTS LOCAL KIDS[…]