If you’ve received care at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital or one of our facilities, you’ve seen our employees’ compassion and caring in action. What you may not know is that they also give back to the community in generous ways that go beyond their job descriptions.
We celebrated our employees on March 28th as The Memorial Foundation presented a $250,000 check to ‘Ohana, Memorial’s Mammography Center. Corporate donors, community members, patients and our own employees contributed to this donation. These funds are in support of the new digital mammography equipment at ‘Ohana.
Digital mammography provides patients with the highest quality of care in the early detection of breast cancer. The images that are produced display more information and structures in the breast. And this new technology means our patients are getting state-of-the-art care at a 30% lower radiation dose compared to traditional film mammography.
In the last three years, more than 100 Memorial employees have donated $24,000 to cancer care services and to breast cancer prevention, treatment and awareness. More than 100 different employee groups contributed $6,000. Corporate sponsors such as Safeway raised $200,000 for this lifesaving cause.
To all of our donors – organizations and individuals – who contribute to improve the health of our community, we offer our gratitude and a most heartfelt “thank you”.