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Children’s Village parents visit Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

  On April 30, four parents from Children’s Village joined Tracie Hoppis, Child and Family Services Supervisor, at Pacific Northwest University to share about the journey of raising a child with special needs. Amy, Heather, Melia and Erin talked about positive experiences with the medical profession, as well as some circumstances they wished could have Read more about Children’s Village parents visit Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences[…]

Virginia Mason Memorial named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

May 2, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Rebecca Teagarden, Memorial Communications, 509-577-5051 Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Virginia Mason Memorial with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business award, earning it a place alongside 1,266 bike-forward businesses across the country in a commitment to building a more Bicycle Friendly America. With the announcement of 83 Read more about Virginia Mason Memorial named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists[…]

Students with disabilities in Yakima

On April 12th, community stakeholders interested in transition to adulthood supports and services for students with disabilities gathered at Children’s Village. We had great participation from: -Local school districts -ESD 105 -Children’s Village -Developmental Disabilities Administration -Division of Vocational Rehabilitation -PAVE -Office of the Education Ombuds -Yakima County -Parents   The group discussed what’s going Read more about Students with disabilities in Yakima[…]

My 56-year-old brother was diagnosed with the dreaded “cancer.”

A grateful family member writes: “A year and a half ago, our family suffered a tremendous loss. My 56-year-old brother was diagnosed with the dreaded “cancer.” We were optimistic about beating this horrible illness, but found there was no treatment. We were thrust into the realization that there wasn’t anything further that could be done Read more about My 56-year-old brother was diagnosed with the dreaded “cancer.”[…]

Rhys was diagnosed with microcephaly when he was about 3 months old.

Rhys was diagnosed with microcephaly when he was about 3 months old. A year later, an MRI scan discovered that Rhys had schizencephaly, an extremely rare brain malformation. At around 3 years old, Rhys also was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Rhys began receiving services at Children’s Village and grew to love all of his therapists. Read more about Rhys was diagnosed with microcephaly when he was about 3 months old.[…]

Removing barriers to cancer care

Oftentimes, cancer patients have financial barriers that can derail their treatment. Jesus, a patient at North Start Lodge, recently experienced such a barrier. Before he could begin his cancer treatment, he first had to undergo a dental procedure with the University of Washington. During this same season of his life, Jesus’ mother passed. While meeting Read more about Removing barriers to cancer care[…]

Information and resources for families and professionals working with children with special needs:

TRAININGS, EVENTS AND CONFERENCES   Featuring Keynote Speaker: Shelley Moore   You are invited: Parents, Self-Advocates, General Ed Teachers, Special Ed Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, Paraprofessionals, and Students   We will Discuss: Behavior strategies Inclusive individual programming Inclusive practices Peer connections Purposeful inclusive learning systems change for inclusion Universal design for learning When: April 27, Read more about Information and resources for families and professionals working with children with special needs:[…]

We’re all about sustainability at VMM!

Virginia Mason Memorial has received a Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. VMM is one of just more than two dozen health care systems across the country to be so honored!  The award is the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care. Read more about We’re all about sustainability at VMM![…]